Real Madrid takes three points from Getafe – Varane shines once again
Real Madrid gets the first win of the year. It was a tough away match against Getafe, but teamwork from players lead to three points.
During the press-conference, Zidane talked about the injuries and problems in the team. French coach said that injuries are horrible long-run results and hoped for fast recovery. Zinedine Zidane noted that Eden Hazard would be able to play from the second half of January. Marcelo, Lucas Vazquez, and James Rodriguez are already-fit for playing, but Zidane gave them rest. Real Madrid’s coach noted that Supercopa is essential, and players who have just returned from injury should rest more.
1st half of the match
It was a very tough match for Real Madrid from the start. In the first 10 minutes, Getafe had two very decisive moments but could not convert those shots. Spanish newspapers, Marca experts believe that Real Madrid’s goalkeeper had a perfect match. Experts believe that it was the first time when Thibaut Courtois has shown his main qualities. Overall, Courtois could save the team in three decisive moments. Even Dani Carvajal said that saves from Courtois were significant for three points.
At the same time, we should mention the excellent performance of Raphael Varane. French defender scored a goal in the first half and gave a lead to Real Madrid.
2nd half of the match
From the start of the second half, Getafe increased the pressure on Los Blanco’s defense. Unfortunately to Getafe fans, the team conceded another goal soon. On 53rd minute, Raphael Varane scored another header and increased the lead. Varane could score two goals in one match for the first time in Madrid’s career.
Zidane used Valverde and Vinicius from the 70th minute. Fast and energetic midfielders dominated the midfield of Getafe. In the end, Los Blancos had another counter-attack, and Luka Modric could score an easy tap-in goal. Valverde dribbled from the left-wing and gave a natural assist to Croatian magician. Luka scored an easy goal, and Real Madrid took the first three points of the year.