Real Madrid took three very important points at Getafe’s Coliseum thanks to giving an efficient performance in which Sergio Ramos scored a header. The match was marked by an intense cold that marred spectacle, but Real had chances to score more goals, while Getafe hardly ventured close to Casillas’ goal.
Sergio Ramos made the starting lineup after being suspended in last week’s match. Lass also made the cut taking Granero’s spot in midfield. Mourinho’s men controlled the match from the start with Getafe waiting in their half of the pitch. The Whites didn’t have too many chances to score in the opening minutes, but they netted their only strike through Ramos, who heahed in an Ozil corner-kick on the 17-minute mark.
Getafe stayed back and didn’t change their game one bit, while the Madridistas controlled the match without much effort. Kaka nearly scored a few minutes later, but his shot on the penalty spot went over the crossbar (26′). Moya cleared a Ronaldo free-kick in the 37th minute, while Getafe’s only dengerous effort came from a set piece header from Miku (37′).
The locals still didn’t create much danger after half-time. Moya made another save of a Benzema shot on the 61-minute mark and was proving to be his team’s best player. Mourinho then made Callejon and Higuain come on for Kaka and Benzema, and the Argentine had a good chance but Moya saved the day yet again. Getafe started attacking more and left spaces Real used to counterattack. Casillas nevertheless had nothing to do because the locals still lacked danger in attack and Masilela was injured in the 72nd minute, when they had already used all their substitutions.
Granero came on for Ozil in the final minutes and Real kept attacking. A Ronaldo goal was justly disallowed for being offside in the 89th minute and nothing much happened in the game after that.