Silk overcame cement. But Getafe ended up very angry with the referee as two penalties with the intervention of the VAR, both converted for Santi Cazorla, opened the victory gap for Villarreal. Key triumph for those of Calleja in pursuit of Europe, even close to the Champions awaiting a stumble from Sevilla.

07/08/2020 at 23:14


César Ger Aznar



Getafe CF

David Soria; Nyom, Djené, Etxeita, Olivera; Arambarri, Timor (Hugo Duro, 69 ‘); Jason (Portillo, 69 ‘), Maksimovic, Cucurella (Amath, 88’); Jaime Mata (Ángel, 57 ‘).

Villarreal CF

Asenjo; Rubén Peña, Albiol, Pau Torres, Alberto Moreno; Cazorla (Trigueros, 89 ‘), Iborra, Anguissa, Ontiveros (Mario, 89’); Chukwueze (Moi Gómez, 52 ‘), Gerard Moreno (Fer Niño, 95’).


0-1 M.66 Cazorla (pen.). 1-1 M.80 Hugo Duro. 1-2 M.86 Cazorla (pen.). 1-3 M.93 Rubén Peña.


Estrada Fernández (Catalan). TA: David Soria (62 ‘), Ángel (68’), Maksimovic (85 ‘), Portillo (87’) / Gerard Moreno (90 ‘). TR: Iborra (end of match).


Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Behind closed doors.

The duel with European aspirations at the Coliseum started as Getafe likes to Bordalás. Without concessions, fighting every inch of terrain, an arduous tactical battle in the core and with the attentive but unemployed goalkeepers.

The first real scare of the match did not come until the 24th minute, when Ontiveros he got a whiplash from the long distance that ended up marching outside but near the squad of David soria, who reacted to the scare late « eating » his post. Nothing happened.

There were no spaces, there was no fluidity, there was no attractive football in Getafe, but that is not news either. Maksimovic he had the first of the azulones already at half an hour of meeting, with a header at the center of Nyom than Sergio Asenjo safely cut.

At 38 it was Arambarri the one with the best option so far. After a good getafense combination and bursting into the area by surprise, he controlled and outlined himself to put a rosquita that was lost near the post. With a final scare from Villarreal, the intermission was reached with zero to zero and with everything planned happening on the green.

Getafe dominated at the start of the second half. Madrid possession, but ‘groguet’ danger in two fouls that he put Cazorla in the cauldron of the devil, without clear finish. It had to be Don Santiago, the ‘eight’ of Villarreal, the one that unleashed the battle with a touch of class enabling in depth to Moi Gomez. Shot down by Soria, the referee indicated a penalty and, after passing through the VAR, Cazorla converted in the eleven meters.

But if Getafe knows how to take advantage of a factor in this business, it is the rival’s mistakes. Isolated center to the area, the Castellón defense naps and Hugo Duro heads only in front of the small area to the tights. Ten for the nineties and the tables again playing in the electronic.

There was still a lot of fabric to cut. In an air ball in the area, the dispute between Portillo and Moi Gómez ended with the visitor’s fall, and after another step on the VAR screen, Estrada indicated a protested penalty that Santi Cazorla sent to the meshes. The locals went for it all, and against a very well sprouted against by those of Calleja, Rubén Peña pushed the tights one to three already in the added.

With an ugly tangan at the conclusion of the meeting -he saw the red Iborra- An ugly and hard-fought game was canceled where the few quality sparks determined Villarreal’s victory.