Getafe 0-0 Real Madrid: Report, Ratings & Reaction as City Rivals Play Out Bore Draw

?Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw Coliseum Alfonso Pérez by neighbours Getafe in La Liga as they moved to within three points of securing a top four finish.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium in an uninspiring encounter, the visitors dominating possession but failing to do much with it. Isco and Brahim Diaz were the standout performers, spreading the play splendidly and giving their hosts cause for concern. 

However, they could not unpick the Getafe lock, with Los Azulones rarely threatening Keylor Navas in the Real net.

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Karim Benzema was wasteful up front for ?Los Blancos, firing a string of shots wide of the mark in the opening period. The Frenchman was presented with several opportunities to break the deadlock, but was unable to capitalise as his side drew their second ?La Liga match in three.

The result leaves Madrid in third position, 10 points ahead of their opponents in the final ?Champions League qualification place. 

Check out our breakdown of the match below.


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Player Ratings

Starting XI: Soria (7); Suarez (4), Bruno (5), Miquel (6), Cabrera (5); Mata (5), Maksimovic (6), Arambarri (7), Olivera (6); Molina (5), Perales (6).

Substitutes: Portillo (5), Diaz (6), Saiz (5).





Real Madrid

Key Talking Points

This has been a humbling campaign for Madrid after claiming three consecutive European titles in the years leading up to it. This was a contest that characterised their indifferent form in 2018/19, Zidane’s men failing to truly assert themselves during a bland display.

Getafe are far from walkovers, the side not having been beaten in their last four league fixtures. Nevertheless, Real must be beating teams of their level if they are to be challenging for silverware next season.

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Zidane has a huge job on his hands, the World Cup winner needing to both overhaul his squad and help inject them with confidence. They have appeared so deflated since what was dubbed the worst week in their history back in March, a torrid period which led to the 46-year-old’s return. 

He must reinvigorate and reshape a wounded animal, this game demonstrating the size of the task laying in front of Zidane and his coaching staff.


Player Ratings

Starting XI: Navas (6); Carvajal (6), Varane (5), Nacho (7), Reguilon (5); Casemiro (7), Valverde (5), Isco (6); Diaz (8), Bale (6), Benzema (5).

Substitutes: Kroos (6), Vazquez (5), Asensio (5).


STAR MAN – Brahim Diaz

Former ?Manchester City wideman Diaz dictated proceedings on the right flank, linking well with teammates and looking like Real’s best avenue of attack. Whilst most of those wearing white were lacklustre and underwhelming, the 19-year-old was consistently productive when in possession, keeping opponents on the back foot.

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Los Blancos were dire for large periods of the match, relying heavily upon the creativity of the young winger and midfielder Isco. However, they cannot depend on such a youthful player, especially when they have a lineup teeming with experienced talent. Still, Diaz proved he has the temperament and self-belief to lead the charge for Zidane.


Looking Ahead

The European champions travel to Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, before hosting Villarreal the following week. Meanwhile, Los Azulones make the trip to ?Real Sociedad this weekend, with Girona coming to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez seven days later.

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Zinedine Zidane Reveals Winning La Liga Will Be ‘Main Objective’ for Real Madrid Next Season

?Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane insists that the club’s focus will be on winning La Liga next season rather than another European title.

The Frenchman won three Champions League trophies in a row during his last spell in the dugout at the Santiago Bernabéu, helping to extend their lead as Europe’s most successful team with their 11th,12th and 13th title – now six more than AC Milan.

But Zidane believes that Real Madrid have to turn their attention back to being successful in La Liga, having won just two league titles compared to Barcelona’s seven over the last decade.

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We have won 33 league titles,” Zidane said, quoted by Marca. “How many have Barcelona won? They’ve been doing well lately and you have to congratulate them and recognise this.

“But if we’re talking about Madrid’s figures, we have more league titles and I’m not saying this to defend myself, but because you’ve told me [Barcelona] are doing better in the league recently.

“We have to change this dynamic. I can tell you that we’re going to try to start La Liga Santander in the best way possible next season. We have to make La Liga Santander our main objective next year.”

Real Madrid are still the most successful team in La Liga’s history, with 33 trophies to their name, but Barcelona are catching up and are now on the brink of lifting their 26th league title.

Los Blancos are currently 16 points behind Barcelona this season and they’re fighting to confirm their place in next season’s Champions League, but a win against Getafe on Thursday will make qualification all but a mathematical certainty.

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Real Madrid Line Up Sensational €180m Deal for Manchester United Target Jadon Sancho

?Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has shortlisted Jadon Sancho as a transfer target for the club at the end of the season.

The England international has been one of European football’s breakout stars in his second full season at Borussia Dortmund, scoring 12 goals and claiming 18 assists across all competitions for die Schwarzgelben.

Sancho has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League some two years after leaving Manchester City, but Bild report that Real Madrid have now joined the race for the 19-year-old this summer.

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Heach coach Zidane has personally selected Sancho as a target for the club following his decision to come back earlier this year, but Los Blancos have been told that it would cost €180m – a club record for Real Madrid – to lure the Englishman away from Germany.

Sancho only joined Borussia Dortmund in a €7m deal in 2017, but he’s already gone on to make 51 appearances for the first team.

His most recent goal against SC Freiburg saw him overtake Christian Pulisic’s goal tally in the Bundesliga, taking just 42 appearances compared to the American’s 86.

Real Madrid have invested heavily in youth players in recent years, signing the likes of Vinícius Júnior, Brahim Díaz and Rodrygo (who will arrive later this year) for a combined €107m.


But they will be forced to spend a club record fee, which at €180m would only sit behind Neymar as the most expensive player of all time, and it had appeared that Borussia Dortmund would rather hold onto Sancho for at least one more season.

The 19-year-old, who is also attracting interest from Manchester United, still has a contract in Germany until 2022.

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Eden Hazard Inching Closer to Real Madrid as Huge Potential Wages & Chelsea Asking Price Revealed

?Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is seemingly edging closer and closer to competing his dream summer transfer to Real Madrid after a new report claimed to reveal the enormous wages he is expected to be offered by Los Blancos.

Hazard has just one more season left on his current Chelsea contract and appears to have little intention of signing a new one. That will force Chelsea’s hand as selling him for as much as they can this summer is the best way to avoid losing him as a free agent in 2020.

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It was reported earlier this month that Real planned an opening offer of £85m, while eager Spanish outlet Marca ?even claimed a €100m (€86m) deal was just days away from ‘official’.

The saga may drag on as the clubs continue to hammer out a formal fee, but The Sun claims that Hazard ‘will be allowed to leave’ if Real agree to pay £100m (€116m).

The tabloid report explains that Hazard does not wish to be distracted by talks over his future while Chelsea are still fighting to win the Europa League, but then Real will ‘throw everything’ at the Belgian international to strike a deal on personal terms when the seasons finishes.

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According to The Sun, that offer would see a net salary of £400,000 (€460,000) each week, worth as much as £20m (€23m) per year, in addition to £15m (€17m) in potential bonuses. It is said Real are even planning to help with relocation costs and ‘in talks’ to buy Hazard a house.

Real have already been active in the transfer market ahead of this summer after striking a pre-arranged deal for Porto defender Eder Militao. Santos prodigy Rodrygo Goes is also expected to make the switch to Madrid this summer after agreeing a €45m transfer a year ago.

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For Chelsea, a £100m windfall for 28-year-old Hazard would certainly represent smart business, but it remains to be seen if the club will actually be able to spend on new players this summer as a FIFA-imposed transfer ban continues to hang over them.

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Real Madrid End Christian Eriksen Pursuit With Sights Set on Paul Pogba & Eden Hazard Deals

Christian Eriksen has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in previous transfer windows, but it seems now that Los Blancos may have ended their pursuit of the Dane.

Instead, Los Blancos are targeting Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba as they seek to bolster their under-performing and ageing team.

As reported by the Times, Real Madrid are thought to have ended interest in Eriksen due to their reluctance to negotiate with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. Levy, known for driving a hard bargain, sold Gareth Bale to Madrid in the summer of 2013 for £85m in a deal which dragged on for several months.

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With Eriksen aware of interest from abroad, Spurs failed to tie the playmaker down to a new contract last summer. The Danish midfielder now has just one year remaining on his Tottenham deal and, with these reports suggesting Madrid have ended their interest, Spurs are expected to restart negotiations this summer.


Speaking after Eriksen scored Tottenham’s winner at home to Brighton on Tuesday night, Mauricio Pochettino ?said: “It is a situation that is a very special situation, Christian Eriksen is a special person, I think we are all special, different and we need to understand that.

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“The timing for him or for the club to be agreeing something are maybe different to another player.

In an effort to deflect attention from the Dane’s contract situation for the time being, the Spurs boss insisted talks will wait until the summer, as he continued: “I think it is so close to the end of the season, a lot of time to talk after and I think the most important thing now, not only for him, is for all the players to be focused and try to achieve the things we want.”

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What Spurs want right now is to secure a top four finish and progress to the Champions League final. To do so, Eriksen will first need to help mastermind a victory over his former club and European dark horses Ajax on Tuesday.

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