Getafe vs Madrid: Easier than expected

March 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Posted in La Liga | Leave a comment
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Can I say too easy? Well without taking credit from the wonderful first half displayed by Madrid, I do have to say that Getafe just made this too easy for us. There defense was an overall chaos that cried for the help of the absent Cata Diaz. Los Azulones pretty much stood helpless in their field as Madrid ran amok the first 45. So bad was this Getafe that they made Gago look good! Nah that’s a joke… he actually did quite well and left me rather impressed with his performance. However, I did expect more from Getafe and I was quite disappointed that they look so dumbfounded in front of Madrid at least in first period. This saddens me because it once again puts in evidence the decaying in quality in La Liga with only two teams running the show. Sorry, but this just isn’t good for the health of Spanish football.

Anyway, focusing on our performance it is fair to say that this is the Madrid that we have been waiting for. After a couple of lackluster matches los blancos have finally shown their true colors and have done it with four fantastic goals. The lethal partnership between CR9 and Pipita drove the last line of Getafe crazy. Yes, Getafe were always exposed in defense but it depends on the striker to exploit such weaknesses, and these two were just merciless when it came to scoring goals. Seriously ruthless killers up front who finished the game in 37 minutes with two goals a piece. Impressive and that’s considering that Ustari saved some shots that could have easily made this score line scandalous. But if Madrid were dazzling in attack then we must recognize the terrific job done by the midfield. They all did their job in feeding the sphere to Cris and Pipita and controlled the pace extremely well in first half. Xabi and Gago partnered up really well in the middle, and if Mr. Gago can keep up the good work ethic he might just snatch up Lass’ starting position. I never thought I would see the day when I would be asking for Gaga to start and Lass to sit on the bench, but I guess there’s a first time for everything.

Uff, Casillas! I seriously don’t know what is up with him as of late but good golly has he been off. Maybe it’s the fact that he knows he is irremovable from under the post or maybe it has to do with the little relationship he has going with that Carbonera chick, but whatever it is he needs to get back to doing what he does best. The little theatrics after Parejo’s goal (which was totally his fault for losing the ball), just don’t fly with me. Thankfully Casillas had the decency of admitting his fault for what happened. Nevertheless, that drop in form does have me concerned.

Ok the second half was a pain to watch. Not only did we lose the grip on the midfield but our defensive work was plain out sloppy. I’m going to give the benefit of the doubt that the boys were saving their energies considering that Atletico is just around the corner, and that it was best to rest the legs. The only good thing that came out of the second half was the debut of the canterano Mosquera who was finally given some minutes by el Mister. For me that is always great to see.

So there you have it a pretty great day for el madridismo. Not only did we get first place back in the league, but also our basketball team were able to tie the series with Barcelona on cule turf! Vaya que dia!

Los Azulones looking to cause havoc…

March 25, 2010 at 3:05 am | Posted in La Liga | Leave a comment
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During today's training

Getafe our little brother in blue who always manages to come to the party and find a way to spoil it for us older kids. I don’t know about you but that’s how I feel when Madrid have to play los Azulones. It doesn’t matter where we play, be it the Bernabeu or the Alfonso Perez, they always find a way to treat us to a surprise whether we like it or not. However, you can’t hate them because not only are they family (full of canteranos and a white legend for coach), but they have also shown that they can give a lending hand by pestering our rivals (just ask Barca). But anyway, our lil’ bro rears its head to see what trouble it can cause in our hopes for the league and well we will have to bust out with our best noogies, wet willies, and wedgies to show who is boss!

Anyhow, being more serious I think it is fair to say that what we saw this past weekend was a ghastly Real Madrid and not what we expected from a team that claims to want to win the league this season. So it is time to clean up our image and tune back to the team we were before the whole Lyon debacle. You don’t just lose that all of sudden and I desire that we rediscover our football against el Geta. Joder, we need to! It is the week of derbi madrileños and with that comes passion and pressure, and this one maybe the riskiest of the two. We have to be on our guard with Michel’s men!

Furthermore, it is centenary time for Pipa! It seems like so long ago when the 19 year old Argentine would here the whistles and jeers from the madridista’s who believed he was not worthy of dressing in white, but now it is another story. He has become our Pipita of los milagros and our main man in goal. There is no arguing that he has established himself as an important figure at our club and against Getafe he will reach his 100th match. To think he is only 22 years old and has a whole future ahead of him. I’m sure he will be looking to make this encounter a special one. Suerte Pipita!

Video: Because Getafe hasn’t been in first division very long it once again was a task looking for a special highlight to show you. Plus, most of our encounters with them have not been to our delight. In five meetings at the Alfonso Perez, Madrid have only won one and seen Getafe take all the points three times. Let’s cross our fingers that our numbers improve after this visit. But getting back to the video, this one goes back to the 07-08, which is the only time Madrid have come out victorious. The goal originates with a superbly wonderful assist from the bald ungrateful one (Robben) to Ramos who not only scores but ends with more than he asked for. Some goals are so good that they hurt in this case. Enjoy!

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