On behalf of this 6th day of La Liga, FC Barcelona lost on the lawn of Getafe on the smallest of scores (1-0). Jaime Mata scored the only goal in the game from the penalty spot on the hour mark.
For this last match of this Saturday in La Liga, FC Barcelona moved on the lawn of Getafe. The opportunity for Ronald Koeman’s men to come back to Real Madrid at the top of the championship after the recent disappointment of the Madrilenians on their lawn earlier in the evening (0-1). Especially since it was important for the Culés to start a new series of victories after the draw conceded on their lawn the previous day against Sevilla (1-1), to also prepare the reception of Ferencvaros as well as possible. Tuesday in the Champions League.
The Getafe players had to take their heads out of the water after being dealt a scathing 3-0 by the residents of Real Sociedad in their last game. To do this, the club from the suburbs of Madrid opted for a fairly classic 4-4-2 with in particular Jaime Mata and Cucho Hernandez both associated on the front of the attack. As for Barça, the Dutch technician opted for his traditional 4-2-3-1 with the presence of Neto in place of Ter Stegen in the goals. Sergino Dest was also there, as were the French Dembélé and Griezmman. Messi and Pedri completed the Catalan offensive line.
Jaime Mata crucifies Barça
At the start of the match, the two teams watched each other. The locals started pressing hard to keep the visitors’ block at bay. If FC Barcelona had their hands on the ball, it was the Getafe players who had the most dangerous opportunity of these first twenty minutes. Found on the right by Hernandez, Maksimovic attempted a volley at close range but saw Neto push back the leather without trembling (19th). An occasion which led to the awakening of the Pulga. On the action that follows, Lionel Messi, well served by Sergino Dest, followed with a heavy strike that ended its race on the left post of the opposing goalkeeper. Barça were increasingly dangerous and Griezmann was not far from opening the scoring at the half hour mark.
But as too often since the start of the season, the French lacked lucidity in the last gesture and saw his shot go over the goal (30th). The two teams returned to the locker room with a goalless draw (0-0). In this second act, the Barcelona came back with good intentions but were surprised at the hour mark. Author of a foul in his area on Dakonam, Frenkie de Jong conceded a penalty that did not fail to transform Jaime Mata d ‘ a perfect counter-foot. The Catalans were pushing to get back into the game but it was the locals who provided the best opportunities. Cucurella then Hernandez were not far from widening the gap but lacked success in the last gesture (79th, 84th, 89th). With this defeat, Barça is in 7th place in the standings. The winner of the evening is Real Madrid’s new runner-up.