The Real Madrid point to the Champions League as is his historical custom, but he does not want to put aside The league. However, this squad, with a shorter team than in other times, cannot cope with everything. During his visit to Getafe for the local competition, he had to save some players. Thus, he was saved from losing because the good guy saved him Thibaut Courtois. It was 0-0, so he moved away from the top and was three behind Atlético.
The Meringue He appeared in Getafe exhausted after the epic battle of Liverpool, with nine casualties, physically melted, but with that indomitable spirit that helps the white team to overcome adversity. It remains to be seen if that impetus would serve him for such a prosaic match and in a glamorous stadium that only has a name: Coliseum.
The Belgian goalkeeper took everything out. In the first half he drowned Olivera’s goal and in the second he took shots from Unai (tremendous flown) and Suárez (he deflected into a defender). Likewise, the stick also helped him: a header from Mata hit the post and he was gone. In addition, the poor aim of other Getafe players, perhaps forced to shoot hard and well placed when they saw that Courtois took everything out.
The Real Madrid he did what he could. Zidane took care of many names, such as Benzema, Kroos (both on the bench), Hazard, Varane, Lucas Vázquez, Valverde. It gave the possibility to players like Mariano Díaz, who scored a goal, but the VAR canceled it for a fine offside. There was not much more of the Merengue, which had a Vinícius off.
With this tie, the Atletico Madrid, who beat Eibar 5-0, took distance in the table: he has 70 points, against Real’s 67 and Barcelona’s 65 (one game less). Thus, Lionel messi and Ronald Koeman can be put to two. And why not dream of winning another title this season.