Real Madrid’s reserve team beat Getafe by a score of 1-0 in La Liga. Marco Asensio scored the game-winning goal in the 70th minute. The result showed that Madrid is focused on the upcoming second game of their Champions League semifinal against Manchester City. They have already given up on winning the domestic title in order to focus on their European campaign.
Barcelona, on the other hand, only needs two more points from their final games to win the league title if they beat Espanyol. Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid, put only four normal starters on the field against Getafe. The rest of the team was made up of backup players. The goal of this move was to make sure that the key players would be healthy and well-rested for the important Champions League match.
Camavinga, one of the team’s young stars, got hurt near the end of the game, but Ancelotti thinks he will get better quickly. Ancelotti said that Karim Benzema, Rodrygo, and David Alaba weren’t on the team because they were a little bit out of shape. In the second half, Vincius Jnior, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos came on as subs. Ancelotti praised his players for how professional and serious they were. He said that the first half wasn’t very intense, but he was happy with how the team did in the second half.
Real Madrid defeat Getafe before Champions League match
Getafe, which is trying to stay in the league, paid tribute to Madrid’s recent Copa del Rey win before the game, but after the loss, it stayed in 18th place. Eden Hazard, who plays for Real Madrid, made a rare start. He had only played in one other league game this season. The first half of the game wasn’t very exciting, but when Madrid’s stars came on as replacements, the game picked up.
Juan Iglesias of Getafe made a great save on Courtois. Also, Asensio broke the tie with a long-range shot that was blocked. Asensio has mostly made an impact as a sub this season. So, he is expected to do the same thing against Manchester City in the Champions League. With a 5-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal closed the gap on Real Sociedad in the race for fourth place.
Alejandro Baena and Nicolas Jackson each scored a goal in the win. One of the league’s surprises, Girona, tied Real Sociedad 2-2. This kept Girona in seventh place and put them on track for a spot in the Conference League. Osasuna got back on track after losing the Copa del Rey final to Madrid by beating Almeria 3-1. Barcelona loanee Abde Ezzalzouli scored a goal for Osasuna, which was a good sign.