Real Madrid – Getafe: Asensio awakens Madrid | Sports

At the cost of not saving everything he would have wanted before the challenge with City, Carlo Ancelotti spared the staff a tostonazo. That was the game with Getafe, a tabarra until Kroos, Modric and Vinicius paraded. Around him, Asensio cheered up, before only accompanied by the very low-key Hazard. Real Madrid improved with the stake of the first swords, the Spaniard resolved the annoying encounter and left the azulones where they were when they arrived at Chamartín: on the edge of the precipice.

real Madrid


Courtois, Lucas Vázquez, Ferland Mendy (Kroos, min. 45), Eder Militao, Nacho, Dani Ceballos (Mariano, min. 61), Aurelien Tchouameni, Camavinga (Álvaro Odriozola, min. 84), Marco Asensio, Federico Valverde (Modric , min. 61) and Hazard (Vinicius Junior, min. 61)



David Soria, Juan Iglesias, Mitrovic, Omar Alderete, Gastón Álvarez (Jordan Amavi, min. 83), Aleñá (Jaime Seoane, min. 74), Maksimovic, Djene, Mata (Fabricio Angileri, min. 65), Mayoral (Ángel Algobia , min. 65) and Portu (Munir, min. 65)

goals 1-0 min. 69: Marco Asensio.

Referee Juan Martinez Munuera

Yellow cards Mata (min. 27), Camavinga (min. 41), Omar Alderete (min. 60), Juan Iglesias (min. 82) and Jaime Seoane (min. 92)

With Real Madrid in Manchester, for an hour at the Bernabéu only a ghost team appeared with a lot of opening acts. Some, like Hazard, who hadn’t had footprints as a starter since September, not even that. From the outset, the white team in slippers against an anguished Getafe that does not give much more. As a result, the dark nothing. A leftover game for the whites, a match on the limit for José Bordalás’ azulones, who did not haggle compliments to Ancelotti during the week. In search of the greatest possible brotherhood against an opponent with nothing at stake, Getafe made the honorary hall for the Cup champion.

Such was the pestiño that, in the first act, not a shiver from Madrid, who barely took a walk around the perimeter of David Soria. Specifically, he only maneuvered in the visiting area three times. Not even a routine corner kick was procured. On the other side, a Maksimovic shot. The clash was slow, drowsy, with eloquent risks for the ball, which was about to suffer more than one sprain. Endless dislocated passes and poor technical actions. The ball deserved a reprieve.

The Real was not spinning, all out of tune. Also when Carlo Ancelotti ordered a move and Hazard, starting from the left, was released by the central attack along with Asensio. Nothing at all. The Belgian left one day never to return. Today he is a very remote relative of Hazard who arrived at La Castellana enthroned in the Premier.

Getafe surprised with Djené, a defender by nature, located in the center of the midfield. Bordalás, you know, is into the trenches. With Unal sanctioned, the Getafense vanguard was left in a thong, Borja Mayoral isolated and displaced to the extreme Mata, rescued from the broom truck by the coach from Alicante. Madrid did not bother the neighbor, who was seen before a spring night in the white coliseum.

Ancelotti is not into clunkers even in times between the wars, so he gave matter for discussion back from intermission. Kroos left the reappeared Mendy in the dugout. Necessary with City in sight? And it didn’t take long for Modric and Vinicius to warm up, recruited on the hour.

With Kroos, oriented as a left-back in channeling the game, Real gained fluidity. Camavinga, ahead of the German when Madrid had possession, had a longer run. Although Getafe was the first to warn in the rival area. Militão clueless, Mayoral missed a header over the crossbar. A missile from Juan Iglesias forced Courtois, who sealed a save. It was minute 65 and until then field and beach for the goalkeepers.

With Vinicius active, Bordalás intervened. Djené became the Brazilian’s sentinel with Iglesias ahead. On the other bank, he also doubled to the sides to hold Asensio, a winger with Mariano already as a striker. It was of little use to him. The Spaniard found his place, that is, the right sector on the periphery of the area, and launched an impossible left-footed shot for Soria. Especially with the involuntary rebound in Maksimovic. One shot, one goal. But Madrid, with the relays, was already something more Madrid. With the ease of Kroos and Modric and the amplitude given by Vinicius and Asensio as extremes, Getafe sank into the ranch more than necessary. Soria also had spotlights with a good save against a header from the lively Asensio, wonderfully assisted by Kroos. Getafe lacked a deposit, he had no outbursts. For Madrid, task resolved and disturbing news. Camavinga, with discomfort, requested the change at the last minute. Mendy, back, had only lasted a while. And in Manchester, next Wednesday, everyone will have to shout: Presents!

You can follow EL PAÍS Sports on Facebook and Twitteror sign up here to receive our weekly newsletter.