Welcome back to CfRealMadrid. We are back with the Match Review of Getafe vs Real Madrid. We went away to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and won the game. This was a must-win encounter for us and we nailed it. We have turned the ties as we are back in the La Liga race. The important thing to note is that we won convincingly against Getafe with a scoreline of 0-3.
Thibaut Courtois managed to keep a clean sheet and ended up being the Man of the Match due to a brilliant performance. Varane and Modric got their names on the scoresheet. It was a great outing for Real Madrid. We have got the result we needed. Our rivals FC Barcelona drew against Espanyol which means both Barca and Real have 40 points in 19 games. We are on the second spot in the La Liga table just behind Barcelona on goal difference. So, without any further delay, let’s start our Match Review of Getafe vs Real Madrid.
GETAFE VS REAL MADRID MATCH REVIEW
The start of the match was really balanced and slow. Both teams had almost equal possession of the ball. With the passage of time, Getafe got into their rhythm and started to attack us hardly. For a moment it seemed as if Getafe was all over us. However, an own goal in the 34th minute turned the table in favor of Madrid. We dominated the rest of the first half.
Real Madrid started the second half with a lot of energy. Varane scored a beautiful headed goal in the 57th minute from a piercing cross from Kroos. With 2 goals in our hands, we gained control of the game. Getafe players were desperate for a goal and pressed us really high. They were really trying to get at least one goal before the full-time whistle. Their fullbacks were quite high on the pitch leaving a lot of space behind. Madrid originated a counter-attack and Modric scored the 3rd and the final goal of the game in the last minute of the extra time. Now, let’s take a look at our starting lineup.
Thibaut Courtois started in goal for Getafe vs Real Madrid fixture. Thibaut had a great game. As a matter of fact, he was named as the man of the match for being rock solid and kept a clean sheet. These kinds of performances are really important for Thibaut. He has to continue performing with such confidence and help us winning matches towards the later parts of La Liga.
Courtois is also going to have a really crucial role in the Champions League because we are going to face attacking giants such as Bayern, Juventus, or maybe Barcelona as well. We are also aware of the fact that our Round of 16 Match is against Manchester City. Guardiola’s men are going to give us a tough time and this is where our keeper is going to have the main role.
There are many dribblers and individually dependent players in Manchester City’s Squad. They play short balls, make buildups, and create chances. When you face such teams, you just cannot solely rely on your defense to stop the attacks. This is because it takes only one perfectly timed through ball to beat 3 or even 4 defenders. Therefore, Thibaut must be really careful in that fixture because he might find himself in a 1v1 situation more than one time.
It is not just only about Manchester City or the Champions League. It is about performing with consistency for the team. We need our keeper to be consistent for us. We know that he is World Class and that there are not many goalkeepers in the world who can stand up to his level. He has performed well in Chelsea and his country. It is now the time that he tells everyone that what is he actually made of.
Mendy and Carvajal started as the Left and Right backs respectively. Both had a good game in my opinion. Both of these defenders are consistent and they are always there when we need them. Mendy is the defender who likes to sit back often and defend. He is physically really strong and has a great pace as well. Therefore, he is a trouble for any forward to get past. However, it is not that he always sits back. He joins the counter-attacks, and as a matter of fact, a lot of our counter-attacks are generated from the Left Back.
We talked about Carvajal in the match preview as well about how consistent he is and how often he becomes the part of the attack. He is always there in the final third to help out his wingers, and deliver crosses. However, the person in the headlines is our center back Varane. How often do you see a center back scoring a goal? Really rare right? Varane scored a goal proving that he is a beast in the air. He had an important role in the first own goal as he put pressure on the goalkeeper to make that mistake. In fact, the referee awarded the goal to Varane but later on La Liga confirmed that it was an own goal.
It is really hard to attack against Varane and you certainly do not want to come against him in an aerial battle. Militao started as the other Centre Back because Ramos was not part of the squad due to suspension. He also had a decent game. It was obvious that he was going to play under the shadows of Varane, Mendy, and Carvajal. However, he was not short on confidence and he did not make any major mistakes. He had a good game overall.
Our midfield really clicked in this fixture. We dominated the game in the center of the park. Casemiro started as the central midfielder. We know that he is a work machine. Casemiro is always there for us when we need him, and he is a machine in the center of the park. Casemiro troubled the opposition players a lot and he made sure that his team keeps major possession to dominate the game.
Toni Kroos started as the left midfielder, and we know how much of a form he is in nowadays. Toni Kroos displayed beautiful football and he kept making clinical passes. He created some beautiful chances and also got himself an assist. Toni Kroos linked the play with Iso and Karim a lot. Benzema could not score a goal but Kroos surely kept his attackers busy and fully involved himself in the game.
Luka Modric also had a really fine game. Luka also ended up on the score sheet which is really positive for us. We need Modric to return to full sharpness and he showed really positive signs in this game. Luka Modric ensured that he helps his team to maintain possession and he joined the attack really often. As a result, he was able to grab a goal helping his team register a very comfortable away win.
Karim Benzema started as the striker. Karim remained scoreless in the game and his highlight moment was the header which was denied. However, Benzema did try to link up play with his midfield and involved in the game as much as possible. Karim has a really different style of gameplay and this means that he is not someone who works tirelessly for the team. Instead, he makes clever movements and waits for the right ball to find him so he can finish it in the back of the net. However, this is a typical striker game that has worked for him over the years.
Bale started on the Right Wing. In my opinion, Bale deserves a starting role. However, I also think that he needs to value his role. The manager is giving him chances and using him in every sort of fixture. Therefore, he must commit to it and take this seriously. Bale missed a really easy goal. I am not saying that it was deliberate miss, I am just emphasizing that he needs to regain the flair and agility in his game.
Isco also had a decent outing against Getafe. He is a really creative player and we are all aware of what his capabilities are. Isco dominated the attack and midfield with his free role. Personally, I also think that Isco is a good choice on the wing because, as a fan I think, scoring goals is the only aspect missing from his game. Overall, Isco had a great outing and he helped his team emerge victorious in the away fixture.
Thibaut had a fantastic game and he is the rightful man of the match. He was always there when his team needed him. He made World Class saves and made sure that his team wins this one. Courtois made no mistakes and always stayed alert during the entire game. Furthermore, he denied many great efforts from the opposition attackers. This all lead him to be crowned as the man of the match. He has proved that there is a World Class goalie in him who was just out of form. As a fan, I am happy that Thibaut is performing now as it’s really positive for our success in the season.us.
The man who scored a goal and was a crucial part of an own goal is our second-best performer of the night. What a great game by Varane. He showed everyone that he is a complete player. Varane was always there to help his team to defend and showed leadership qualities. Varane showed everyone that his aerial ability is extremely classy and has sent out a message to every team in the league that Real Madrid are tougher than ever.
Anyways, guys, this is it from our side for the Match Review of Getafe vs Real Madrid. What are you thoughts on our Match Review? Who was the best Madrid player in your opinion? Make sure to drop your feedback in the comments section below. Until next time, Hala Madrid!