GETAFE (EFE) – Exhausted, with an eleven of circumstances, diminished by casualties and before a rival in a state of alarm, the Real Madrid could not with him Getafe and he drew goalless at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez under the umbrella of the “Militao effect”, who, together with Thibaut Courtois, completed an outstanding but insufficient match to avoid taking a step back in the fight for LaLiga.
Without Nacho by his side, Éder Militão changed companies and joined a newcomer in The league as Victor Chest to extend his magical week after triumphing in the classic against Barcelona and Liverpool. In addition, it had the solvency of Courtois, who saved the Real Madrid almost certain defeat in a survival match.
And it is that, after putting up with Liverpool, the Real Madrid he was exhausted. Not only in need of air, but also greatly diminished in the number of troops. Up to six of the players who were at Anfield could not go out onto the pitch at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum.
Among them, two surprises: Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema. Both, available among a large number of casualties, remained on the bench. Zidane wanted to oxygenate a couple of key players and preferred to see them initially sitting next to four homegrown players who came to the rescue out of necessity despite playing 90 minutes the day before with the subsidiary.
With this panorama he appeared in Real Madrid at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum. Tired, with the pressure on for the victory of Atlético de Madrid and against an opponent in urgent need of a victory to escape the hell of relegation that was going to bite almost with the same ones who did not lose against Cádiz (0-1) last working day.
The only change from Getafe it was significant. Enes Ünal by Takefusa Kubo. The Japanese, from the bench, saw the opportunity to show off against Zidane slip away. At least from the beginning. It was a clear sign of what Bordalás wanted: some more muscle to suffocate a tired team.
With a quite fierce eleven, the Getafe It came out from the first minute quite intense and with the lines advanced to press the exit of the ball from the Real Madrid. In general, during the first half, he achieved his goal, although not completely: he went to the locker room without a prize. His lack of goal is worrying.
And it was not for lack of opportunities. He added a few and some very clear. From a header to the post by Jaime Mata, to a very clear shot by Arambarri that licked the right post of the goal of the Real Madrid. In between, two rescuers appeared: Courtois, who took a point-blank attempt from Olivera, and Víctor Chust, who crossed at the last minute before another attempt by Jaime Mata.
Chust, head of emergency, was sober. He complied. He had a good teacher, Militao, who in a week has gone from having the exit door open to having it closed to remain as an alternative. The good performances of the two centers were not good news for him Real Madrid, who was not very fine in the rest of the lines with the exception of Isco, willful and with glue on his boots.
In fact, in the initial 45 minutes, Mariano only appeared to disturb the Getafe. First, with a goal annulled by a millimeter offside that was reviewed by the VAR. And, second, with a header to the center of Marcelo that saved on the Timor line. That was it. There wasn’t much else and the Real Madrid he left alive to rest.
After passing through the changing rooms, the Getafe lost bite. Isco, calmed the blue spirits. He stopped the game and, although without excessive verticality, at least he kneaded the ball. Meanwhile, Militao, was in charge of stopping the attempts of the Getafe.
Only an error by Marcelo allowed another chance for Bordalás’s men. And again, Courtois appeared, who gave a good hand to Enes Ünal. The Real Madrid It didn’t grant as many chances anymore, but it didn’t generate anything. For this reason, Zidane entrusted himself to Benzema and took the Frenchman out for the last section.
However, Angel appeared in front, more vertical and explosive than Jaime Mata. Bordalás also had a weapon and he took it out. And he got to unhinge the outstanding white centrals. As soon as he left he was able to score with a shot that went wide for very little. And then he tasted an immeasurable Courtois again.
There wasn’t much else. The Getafe Sold out. He sinned from a goal foul. He left empty and will continue to flirt with relegation. And the Real Madrid stepped back in The league. He could not get around his many problems. With no gasoline in the tank, Militao and Courtois were entrusted to survive. And that’s a bad sign.