Getafe v Real Madrid Match Report, 25/04/2019, Primera División

Getafe v Real Madrid Match Report, 25/04/2019, Primera División

Getafe 0 Real Madrid 0: Zidane’s guys held by Champions League chasers

Real Madrid continue to float through the latter months of this LaLiga season, now drawing 0-0 with Getafe from home.

Real Madrid are without a win in 3 LaLiga matches away from home after Thursday’s goalless draw with Getafe.

Zinedine Zidane’s side provided scant constant threat in Coliseum Alfonso Perez, as the hosts fought into a stage that keeps them in charge of their own destiny in the race for the Champions League places.

It might have been better for Getafe, who have just won one of the previous 19 league matches from their neighbours, had Keylor Navas not made an superb double save in the second half to keep the scores level.

The in-form Karim Benzema dragged a shot wide within the first minute, but with Madrid unable to repay and Getafe outside to disrupt their rhythm, it was a very first half of small quality.

Navas, maintaining his place before Thibaut Courtois, parried a free-kick out of Mauro Arambarri until David Soria maintained Benzema’s low effort from Gareth Bale’s cross.

Soria was busier at the opening minutes of the second half than in all of the initial, denying Casemiro and Dani Carvajal in space and obstructing at the toes of Bale.

The amazing Brahim Diaz was starting to locate a lot of distance as Madrid jeopardized a bit more, but Navas was pressured into fine ceases to deny Jorge Molina and Jaime Mata from within the box to maintain a point for the visitors.

 

What exactly does it imply? Madrid currently on vacation as Getafe’s battle continues

Sevilla’s 5-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano signifies they’re now degree on points together with Getafe later 34 matches, but supporting on head-to-head, significance Jose Bordalas’ side just hold the advantage in the race to the top .

Madrid mathematically cannot win the title and are currently six points behind second-place Atletico Madrid, and must just be eager to put this year behind them.

Brahim beguiles

Making just his second LaLiga beginning for Madrid, Brahim was his side’s very creative and dedicated attacking player. Zidane is allegedly pleased to loan him out following season; maybe he might finally have a rethink.

Valverde from sync

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Madrid’s Federico Valverde dropped the ball too frequently in midfield and has been quite lucky not to be reserved for another time to get a series of fouls.

What is next?

Madrid visit bottom-of-the-table Rayo on Sunday, while Getafe traveling to Real Sociedad.



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