Getafe vs. Real Madrid: La Liga Live Score, Highlights & Recap
Getafe 2-1 Real Madrid—Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, 26th August 2012
Getafe worsen Real Madrid's mood substantially by dishing out a 2-1 victory over the league champions and handing Barcelona a more comfortable position over their title rivals.
Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Albiol, Marcelo; Lass, Xabi Alonso; Ozil, Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo & Higuain
Getafe: Moyá; Varela, Abraham, Alexis, Miguel Torres; Xavi Torres, Michel Madera; Diego Castro, Lafita, Abdel Barrada; Miku.
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And the stuttering start goes on.
Barcelona's victory earlier in the day gives them a more assertive position and Jose Mourinho remains in search of his first league win.
Getafe hold a decent record at home versus Los Merengues and they performed well to contain the league champions this evening.
A fully deserved three points.
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In an odd set of occurrences, Fabio Coentrao gets a little too mouthy on the bench and is sent packing from the game despite not having played a minute.
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There'll be four minutes of added time.
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The home support are unsurprisingly in good voice in these dying minutes of the game.
Getafe are flooding their own box with bodies to prevent any Real attempts to equalise.
13 - Getafe have ended Real Madrid´s run of 13 Liga games without conceding more than 1 goal. Unlocked— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 26, 2012
It's the goalscorer, Barrada, that comes off for Mehdi Lacen as Garcia Plaza seeks to finish this fixture off.
This is a couple of minutes after Mourinho used his last change to put Alvaro Morata on for Angel Di Maria.
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All 11 Getafe players are in their own half whenever Real Madrid come forward.
You only need to look as far as the helpless-looking stare of Jose Mourinho to know how unexpected this was.
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Ten minutes remaining at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez and it looks like Getafe will try and defend this one goal advantage.
An understandable choice.
Just before that goal, Miku came off for Adrián Colunga, who assisted in Barrada's goal.
And just like that, Getafe are in the lead and in control.
Abdelaziz Barrada, who was being linked with a move to Real Madrid, finishes well after Adrián Colunga slots him in from the left-hand side.
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Mourinho gives his side an even more attacking impetus with Adrián Colunga coming on for Miku but just as that happens..
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Cristiano Ronaldo takes the sixth Real Madrid corner of the evening. The hosts have had just the one corner kick, a sign of the share of attack.
Angel Di Maria is given an absurd amount of space to dribble towards the home side's goal and a rasping effort from just outside the box isn't far wide of the post.
Strange tactics from Getafe..
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Jose Mourinho's outfit have been relegated to mostly long, aerial ball since the equaliser.
Xabi Alonso is trying to get into his groove as string-puller but the Getafe back four are standing firm, nodding away any probing passes.
'65 Getafe 1-1 Real Madrid - Last time Real failed to win both of their first two La Liga matches of the season was 11 years ago (2001).— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) August 26, 2012
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Benzema's introduction has given Real a much needed attacking edge and the Frenchman has been a good option going forward since coming on.
The visitors laying a small siege upon the Getafe goal at the moment, but defenders are on hand to reject any approach.
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Jose Mourinho reacts to that goal instantly and throws Karim Benzema on in place of Lassana Diarra, showing a huge eagerness to nab that second score.
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Note, Michel joined teammate Juan Valera in the referee's book shortly after Getafe scored their equaliser.
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As is so often the case, Getafe appear ten times more confident after scoring that goal as Miku goes close to connecting with another scoring chance.
Real Madrid's passing dominance has withered slightly.
I said that a set-piece was Getafe's most likely route to score from.
It's the man in the book, Juan Valera, that pounces on some Real laziness, nodding home a free kick from 12 yards out.
Casillas can only watch as the effort bumbles past his fingertips and into the bottom left corner.
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Xabi Alonso is back on the field.
David Abraham comes off so that Alberto Lopo can try to have an impact on this fixture.
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Lafita goes over with what can only be described as a delayed reaction inside the box, trying in vain to win his side a penalty while challenging for a header.
Will need to be a bit tougher than that to crack this Los Blancos shell.
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Real Madrid have an early worry with Xabi Alonso is forced off after going over very awkwardly on his right ankle just passing the ball.
It's always the injuries where no opponents are near that turn out to be the more worrying.
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