Getafe, who are suffering severely this season, achieved a surprising win over guests Real Madrid 1-0. The match was held on Sunday at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in the 19th week of La Liga. Real Madrid suffered greatly in their first match in the new year 2022 while Getafe seemed at his best knowing that he entered the game in 16th place with 15 points.
Enes Unal scored the goal for Getafe in the ninth minute. Despite the loss, Real Madrid continued to lead with 46 points, while Getafe increased his tally to 18 points in 16th place. Real Madrid entered the game as the candidate to beat their neighbors due to the technical differences between the two teams. Getafe failed to defeat Real Madrid since August 2012, since that loss, Real Madrid have beat them in 13 of the 15 matches they have played.
Real Madrid pressed hard at the start of the game but received a surprise goal contrary to the course of play when the Brazilian defender Eder Militao lost the ball which was snatched by Unal and fired into the net (9), raising his tally to six goals this season. Real Madrid responded with a shot by Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, which was blocked by Getafe keeper David Soria (15), then Modric exchanged the ball with Frenchman Karim Benzema and fired the first ball from outside of the area hit to the crossbar (17).
Real Madrid took the ball by a large percentage without posing a danger to the hosts’. Belgian winger Eden Hazard and veteran Brazilian left-back Marcelo took part early in the second half, in an attempt to activate the attacking front but the rhythm remained rather slow and the most notable opportunity was a shot by Brazilian Casemiro blocked by Getafe’s goalkeeper (72), and another from Isco with a header in the final seconds. Real Madrid have lost only twice away this season with eight wins.