It was a tough match for both Real Madrid and Getafe but Los Blanco’s would continue in their winning ways as they defeated the Azulones at the Colisem Alfonso Perez.
Cristiano was the hero for Madrid as his 2nd goal of the match was the deciding factor in the game. Ronaldo’s first goal came in the 11th minute in the match after Angel Di Maria took a dive in the box. Although it was a clear dive, the referee must have been hallucinating as he called the pk in which Ronaldo buried.
As Madrid continued to dominate the match early on, it was Ozil who put Madrid up another goal. However, Madrid’s comfortable lead was short-lived as Daniel Parejo helped Getafe stay in the game before the break.
With Getafe down just one goal, Madrid started to feel the pressure as they allowed Getafe to attack from all-over the pitch. Looking destined to squeeze in another goal, Ronaldo cooled things down and found Madrid’s 3rd goal in the 57th minute. It was much needed for Madrid as they began to look very sluggish compared to the first half.
As both sides continued to battle, by the 80th minute mark came it looked like the game was over for Getafe. Down 2 goals and playing against a tough Madrid defense, one would think that the game would begin to die-out. However, in the 82nd minute Madrid defender, Alvaro Arbeloa, was shown his 2nd yellow of the night and gave Getafe the hopes of at least tying the game as they now play with a man advantage.
With Getafe now up a man, it took just 2 minutes following the red-card departure of Arbeloa for Getafe’s, Juan Albin, to find the net giving the home-squad 9 more minutes to find an equalizer. However, the equalizer would never come and despite the continuing efforts from the home side, Madrid was able to hold off Getafe to just 2 goals. It was a game that left Mourinho sweating as he admitted after the game,
“When the game started, I thought it would be three or four goals (to Madrid) and tranquility but at the end of the first-half we lost control and had to change the mentality and concentration. In the second half, we had a good start and came back to power, but between the goal and the sending off of Arbeloa, we stayed with it until the last second. It was a strange game. The three points are important against an uncomfortable opponent.”
As for the return of Kaka, I was definitely not impressed with his return to the pitch. Looking lost in his 15 minutes of action, Kaka has a long way to go before he can mesh well with the club. However, Mourinho is happy that Kaka is back and believes it’s a great thing for the Footie World,
“One thing is the physical and the other is mental, but it’s fantastic news for Real Madrid, La Liga and the world of football. Kaká is a super player. It’s a great story and he is very happy”
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