Getafe v Real Madrid Live Commentary & Result, 04/01/2020, Primera División



90′ + 6′ Valverde collects down the left and sprints forward before teeing up Modric to score.

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90′ + 6′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MODRIC MAKES IT THREE AT THE DEATH!!! 3-0!!! Madrid end the game in style on a quick counter. Valverde is released into acres of space down the left flank and he surges into the box. The midfielder slides a low ball across the six-yard box for Modric to meet and he bundles his strike into an empty net.

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90′ + 5′ Mendy is booked for his part of a face-to-face confrontation with Portillo.


90′ + 5′ Portillo has a melee with Mendy and is booked for incident.

90′ + 2′ SAVE AND BLOCK! Bale should notch Madrid’s third as Jovic plays him through on goal into the left inside channel. The Welshman tries to round Soria, but the keeper gets down to make the stop. Bale gathers the rebound and tries a powerful drive that is replled by Dakonam.

90′ There will be six minutes of added time.

89′ CHANCE! Vincius has space down the left flank to search for a third goal for Madrid. He tries to clip a strike over Soria, but his left-footed strike travels into the side-netting.

87′ WIDE! Maksimovic rises to head Cucurella’s cross from the left flank at goal, but he directs his effort wide of the post.

86′ There has been no shortage of effort from Getafe this afternoon, but they have lacked quality. Madrid have not been much better, although they have been clinical when they’ve needed to be in the final third.

84′ BLOCK! Rodriguez runs at the Madrid defence and he cuts inside from the right flank to shoot on his left foot. He gets power behind his effort, but Varane holds firm to make the block.

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82′ Jovic is booked for his challenge on Suarez just a minute after entering the action.

82′ Jovic tries to carve his way through the Getafe defence and he beats the challenge of Dakonam, but then catches Suarez with an outstretched boot.

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81′ Benzema is withdrawn by Zidane for the closing stages to be replaced by Jovic.


81′ Nyom makes way for Ndiaye.


80′ Portillo comes on for the home side to replace Mata.

78′ Maksimovic nods the ball into the path of Molina down the right flank and he goes for an effort from a tight angle. Molina connects well with his effort, but can only steer it over the bar.

75′ BLOCK! Arambarri breaks down the left flank and sends a low ball towards the near post. Mata gets there ahead of Courtois and Varane and tries to flick an effort at goal. However, Courtois spreads himself and makes the block.

73′ SAVE! After a corner is cleared into his path Carvajal tries his luck from distance. He connects with a low volley that travels through a crowd of players, but Soria gets down to make a comfortable save.

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71′ Vinicius comes on to replace Isco in the final third.

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71′ Kroos is withdrawn for Valverde for the visitors.

68′ Mendy is back on the field for the home side.

67′ A concern for Zidane as Mendy is down on the pitch. Madrid are already without Marcelo and losing the Frenchman would be a massive blow.

65′ SAVE! Varane lifts a dangerous ball over the top of the Getafe defence for Bale to collect. He takes possession and goes for an ambitious chip over Soria, but the keeper snatches the ball out of the air. Not the best effort by the Welshman.

64′ WIDE! Cabrera rises highest in the box from a cross from Suarez, but he can only glance his header wide of the post.

63′ Madrid lose possession at the back and Rodriguez feeds Molina in the box. However, the forward turns the wrong way and is tackled by Casemiro, who concedes a corner.

62′ BLOCK! Mata lifts a dangerous cross into the box and Rodriguez turns it towards Cucurella, but he sees his effort blocked by Casemiro. It’s just not falling for the home side in the final third.


60′ Fajr is withdrawn by Bordalas for Molina on the right flank.

60′ Kroos swings the resulting free-kick into a dangerous area and it forces Dakonam to rise to clear behind for a corner.

59′ Kroos tries to break past Dakonam down the left flank, and the defender takes cynical action to bring down the German, although the referee does not book him.

57′ Carvajal tries to work the ball down towards Bale on the right flank, but the Welshman is caught offside.

55′ The pace has been taken out of the game due to the length of time it took for the VAR check. The second Madrid goal seems to have taken the life out of the home fans as well.

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53′ Kroos lifts a perfect cross into the box from a free-kick for Varane to head home.

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53′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! VARANE HEADS HOME!!!! 2-0 MADRID!!! There’s no doubt about this one as Varane’s goal as the Frenchman powers his header into the net from six yards. Kroos floats a dangerous ball into the middle from the free-kick and the Madrid defender is left unmarked at the back post. Varane thumps his effort past Soria to double the visitors’ advantage, which is confirmed after a lengthy VAR check.

52′ Isco makes a mazy run into the final third, and then gets brought down by a loose challenge from Cucurella.

51′ PENALTY SHOUT! Cucurella lines up a drive from the edge of the box and it strikes Militao on the arm. The home fans and players appeal for a free-kick, but the referee waves play on.

48′ OFFSIDE! Rodriguez releases Mata down the right flank on this occasion and the forward is through on goal. However, he sees his low strike saved by the feet of Courtois, although once again the flag goes up late for offside.

47′ OFFSIDE! Rodriguez latches on to a ball over the top by Arambarri. He turns away from Varane, but blasts his strike over the bar on the half-volley. He is grateful to see to the flag go up for offside.

46′ We’re back underway in this LaLiga contest.

Jose Bordalas cannot be too downhearted with his side’s performance. They’ve dominated large portions of the game, but they’ve just lacked the clinical. If they are able to get an early goal in the second half they are more than capable of emerging with the win.

Real Madrid take a 1-0 lead into the break over Getafe courtesy of an own goal from David Soria. The visitors were not at their best in the first half, but are still ahead as Soria came for a cross from Ferland Mendy and saw Raphael Varane’s header glance off his gloves and spin into the back of the net. Other than that Los Blancos have been quiet and the home team have been extremely active in the final third. Thibaut Courtois has been called on to deny Faycal Fajr twice with two good stops, while Mauro Arambarri and Leandro Cabrera also had efforts save. Getafe were the better side in the first period, but have nothing to show for their play.


45′ + 1′ SAVE! Courtois once again denies the home side. Cabrera latches on to a deep cross from a free-kick from Fajr on the right flank. He plants his header low across the face of goal, but the Belgian watches it all the way to palm it away from goal. Getafe will be wondering how they are behind.

45′ There will be three minutes of added time.

44′ CLOSE! Cabrera throws another long ball into the box from the left flank. It pinballs around the Madrid area before Fajr lines up a strike from the right inside channel. He fires his effort low on the half-volley towards the left-bottom corner, forcing a fine save out of Courtois.

42′ SAVE! Carvajal lifts a long ball over the top for Benzema to battle with Dakonam. The Frenchman twists and turns to get the wrong side of the defender, but his low strike towards the near post is well saved by Soria.


39′ Militao goes down in a heap in a battle with Rodriguez for the ball in the air. The referee gives the decision the way of the visitors and Suarez is furious. He protests to the referee, but takes it too far and goes into the book.

38′ WIDE! Fajr collects on the right flank and goes for a powerful strike towards the top-left corner. Courtois flings himself to his right and watches as the ball just travels past the post. So close for the Getafe midfielder.

36′ The goal is a huge setback for Getafe as they had been the better side in the contest. Bordalas has to ensure that he keeps his side focused.


34′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MADRID ARE IN FRONT!!!! 1-0!! Soria has a nightmare for the home side as he comes for a cross and fails to get there, allowing Varane to glance his header into an empty net, although it may come off the keeper last. Getafe clear the first delivery from the right flank, but Mendy puts a dangerous delivery back into the middle. Soria believes that he can get there ahead of the Madrid defender. However, he misses his punch and Varane guides his effort into the net with the help of the Soria.


34′ Nyom goes into the book for his challenge on Bale.

33′ Bale is played into space down the right flank towards the corner flag and is then wiped out by a sliding challenge from Nyom. Madrid have a free-kick in a decent position.

31′ Cabrera lines up a long throw into the box from the left flank, but the visitors are able to clear the danger. Madrid are being made to work hard at the back here.

29′ We’re back underway as repairs have been made.

27′ There is a break in play as the referee has a problem with his technical equipment

25′ Getafe keep the pressure on by winning a free-kick, but Rodriguez sees his effort from the right inside channel blocked after latching onto Cucurella’s low ball.

24′ SAVE! Arambarri latches on to a knockdown from Cabrera in the box and he hammers a volley towards the top-left corner. Courtois reacts brilliantly to make the stop, punching away from goal.

23′ Arambarri seizes on a mistake in the Madrid backline and surges towards the edge of the box. Kroos brings him down with a clumsy challenge, but the decision goes the way of the visitors and the home fans are not happy about it.

21′ It has been a fairly even battle and neither team has had a sight of goal yet.

19′ Fajr sends a poor free-kick into the box that the visitors are able to clear with ease. Suarez has to act quickly to get across to stop Mendy on the counter, sliding to clear into touch on Getafe’s right flank.

18′ Modric trips Cucurella from behind and Getafe have another free-kick on the left flank. It has been a stop-start game.

17′ It has been a feisty game in the early stages and Nyom clatters into Bale in an aerial challenge, giving away a free-kick. The referee has a word with the Getafe full-back.

14′ Cucurella lifts the free-kick into the box from the left flank, but it takes a deflection off Varane and bounces back into the hands of Courtois.

13′ The home side are not happy as Casemiro sweeps Mata’s legs from under him. Getafe get a free-kick, but the Brazilian goes unpunished.

11′ Suarez fires a cross into the box that Mata tries to steer towards goal with a header. He misses his connection, but Rodriguez goes with his boot and sees his effort blocked by Carvajal.

9′ Getafe pressure down the right flank, but Kroos gets back and does enough to win a free-kick for his team following a challenge by Suarez.

7′ Mendy goes on the charge once again down the left and breaks into the left inside channel, but pressure from Suarez and Dakonam stops his progress.

5′ Isco and Mendy combine down the left flank, but the latter see his cross deflected by Suarez into the hands of Soria at his near post.

4′ It has been an energetic start to the game and are both sides have shown a willingness to get the ball down to surge forward.

2′ Casemiro threads the needle to release Bale in acres of space down the right flank, but the Welshman opts to cut back on his left foot and is closed down by Nyom.

1′ Benzema gets in behind the Getafe backline in the right inside channel to flick a header from Bale’s lofted pass, but it goes straight through to Soria.

1′ We’re underway in this LaLiga contest.

Getafe are winless in their last 11 LaLiga games against Real Madrid (D1 L10). Their last win against the White side in the competition was in August 2012 (2-1 at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez).

Madrid are without Sergio Ramos due to suspension this afternoon. The skipper’s absence is one of four changes to the side from their draw against Bilbao before Christmas. Varane replaces Ramos in the middle of the defence alongside Militao. Casemiro is recalled in the middle of the park, while Bale and Isco get the nod ahead of Rodrygo and Vinicius to play in the final third.

Jose Bordalas has made two changes to his side that was beaten by Villarreal last time out. Molina drops to the bench from the defeat and is replaced in the final by Rodriguez, who leads the line alongside Mata. Portillo also makes way for Fajr on the right flank.

REAL MADRID SUBS:  Alphonse Areola, Nacho Fernandez, Federico Valverde, Luka Jovic, Alvaro Odriozola, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Silva.

REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Isco.

GETAFE SUBS: Leandro Chichizola, Vitorino Antunes, Franciscoi Portillo, Amath Ndiaye, Xabier Etxeita, Jorge Milano, David Timor.

GETAFE (4-4-2): David Soria; Damian Suarez, Djene Dakonam, Leandro Cabrera, Allan-Romeo Nyom; Faycal Fajr, Nemanja Maksimovic, Mauro Arambarri, Marc Cucurella; Angel Rodriguez, Jaime Mata.

Madrid’s momentum was stymied before the break in their bid to wrestle top spot away from Barcelona. They were held to three draws on the bounce, including in El Clasico where they could have snatched the three points at Camp Nou. They were underwhelming against Athletic Bilbao last time out, failing to find the back of the net. Zinedine Zidane’s men begin the year two points off the pace of Barca and need a strong performance to kickstart the second half of the season.

LaLiga returns from the winter break after an absence of two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. Getafe were one of the form sides in the division boasting an unbeaten run of eight matches in all competitions before suffering a defeat at the hands of Villarreal on the road on December 21. They’ve had two weeks to plan for the challenge of Madrid this afternoon and will have to rediscover their peak form to take down Los Blancos.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Getafe and Real Madrid at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.


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