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La Liga: Real Madrid's title bid suffers after goalless draw against Getafe

Despite their Champions League heroics, Real Madrid are struggling to keep pace in the La Liga race and were held to a goalless draw by Getafe.

Getafe held Real Madrid to a goalless draw in the La Liga;photo credit:twitter/@GetafeCF
By Sreejith C R | Apr 19, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Despite their Champions League heroics, Real Madrid are struggling to keep pace in the La Liga race. Zinedine Zidane’s men could only manage a goalless draw in their latest La Liga outing against Getafe. Real were without many of their main players due to injuries, COVID-19 and suspensions. But Getafe were clearly the better side on the night. Indeed they would have been disappointed to not get all three point.

Getafe started the game on the front foot. But were denied on multiple occasions by the Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian international was the best player for Real on the night. He made three superb saves in the match to earn a point for Los Blancos.

Mariano thought he gave Real the lead in the 7th minute, but the goal was ruled out for off-side. The Bernabeu outfit were woeful on the night. And the absence of key players from the squad was visible in their performance.

The two center-backs Eder Militao and Victor Chust who are in for Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane had a very good game Real to keep the score 0-0. Apart from the center-backs and the goalkeeper none of the other players had a good day on the field. Luka Modric struggled to control the midfield in the absence of Toni Kroos, who was rested and the 19 year old Rodrygo was forced to play in the midfield.

Karim Benzema was present on the bench and came on in the 65th minute, but failed to make an  impact. Real Madrid are clearly struggling to keep pace in the title race due to lack of bench strength.

La Liga scenarios

Real Madrid are second in the La Liga Santander with 67 points from 31 games. They are three points adrift the table toppers Atletico Madrid, who thrashed Eibar 3-0 on Sunday.

Barcelona could overtake Real Madrid to second place with a win against Getafe on April 23. The Catalan club, who won the Copa del Rey on Saturday, are third in the points table with 65 points from 30 games.

There are three games coming in the next nine days for Real Madrid. This includes the Champions League first leg semi-final against Chelsea on April 28.



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