Sunday was the day of, among other La Liga football results, Real Madrid’s first defeat since October. 16th-placed Getafe shocked them on their return from La Liga’s winter break.
Getafe made an aggressive start at the Coliseum, and won an early lead, in this football match.
La Liga Football Results – Real Madrid’s First Defeat since October
The First Half
Striker Enes Unal capitalised on Eder Militao’s erroneous lose touch before sliding the ball past Thibaut Courtois.
Real then suffered a further mistake from Courtois, who handed Getafe a golden chance to double their lead.
The goalkeeper passed the ball straight to Nikola Maksimović, who couldn’t find the empty net from 25 yards. But this left Courtois stranded.
Modric then forced Getafe goalkeeper David Soria into an excellent stop with a curling effort from distance. Soria had to tip the ball around the post.
But this attempt sparked Real into life and Modric went close again as his left-footed effort rattled the bar’s underside. Then, Toni Kroos pushed a half-volley wide from Lucas Vasquez’s cross.
Rodrygo and Ferland Mendy also had chances, only for the referee’s whistle to pull back the play.
Getafe almost went into the break two goals in front. But, on the stroke of half-time, Militao made up for his previous mistake by blocking Carles Alena’s goal-bound effort.
The Second Half
It took 20 minutes into the second half for Real to threaten, with Hazard and Marcelo combining to assist Benzema. But Jorge Cuenca effectively blocked the latter’s shot.
Courtois made a vital interception to deny Jaime Mata before David Alaba dragged a free-kick wide from distance.
Soria made an excellent stop to tip Casemiro’s volley around the post as Real began to add pressure late on.
Peter, who came on for his second Real appearance, Isco and Mariano were also thrown by Ancelotti in search of an equaliser.
19-year-old substitute Peter González won a late free-kick that his fellow substitute Isco directed on target with a rising header.
However, Soria was equal to it as the match entered seven additional minutes of stoppage time.
Finally, a loose pass from Benzema rolled straight out of play in the dying seconds for Getafe to famously win.