Real Madrid – Getafe
19 August 2018, 21:15
Spain. Primera División. Matchday 1
Stadium Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Referee Javier Estrada Fernández
Linesmen José Manuel Matías CaballeroJavier Aguilar Rodríguez
Reserve referee Josep Subirats Matamoros
20’ Daniel Carvajal
51’ Gareth BaleWatch video
Who will win?
Celta de Vigo
Hello and welcome to Santiago Bernabeu! Tonight we face Getafe in La Liga opener!
Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Isco, Ceballos, Bale, Benzema, Asensio. SUBS: Courtois, Varane, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas V, B.Mayoral, Vinicius Jr.
Getafe XI: David Soria, Djene, Bruno, Cabrera, Portillo, Gaku, Amath, M.Arambarri, Molina, Maksimovic, Damian. SUBS: Chichizola, Antunes, Mata, Angel, Sergi Guardiola, I.Miquel, I.Alejo.
Los Blancos push forward from the very beginning of the match. Bale is flagged offside. But it's quite late decision from the referee as Gareth tries to bend the ball into the left top corner
Real are in possession but Getafe are attentive so far as the home side try to fin spaces on the opposite side of the pitch.
Bale dribbles past the Getafe defender on the right, but the ball crosses the goal line. A goal kick for the visitors.
A long series of passes ends up in Carvajal's cross from the right. It lacks accuracy to find the target man in the box..
Madrid are in total control of the ball but haven't posed any threat so far.
Bale sends a cross from the right to the opposite flank, the teammate tames the ball near the opponent's box, tries to dribble past the defender to get inside but loses the ball. It looked like a foul, but the referee remained silent.
A chance! Bale latches onto Marcelo's cross before heading the ball into the crossbar! A real opportunity for the hosts but a bit unlucky in finishing it.
Isco, who darts into the area to get to the ball, is blocked be the defender. The referee somehow waves to play on.
Gooooooaaaaaaaal! Carvajal! 1–0! Bale whips in a cross from the left, Soria tries to clear the danger, but palms the ball straight into Dani's head, who easily chips it behind the Getafe keeper in the open goal.
Getafe fail to get get control of the ball. Madrid recover possession very quickly after a faint attacking attempt from the visitors.
Another long-range pass from Getafe's defensive line finds… Navas.
Great play from Los Blancos! Asensio gets the ball on the right side of the area after a one-touch play from the teammates, but his curled effort misses the target.
Molina commits a brutal foul on Kroos! The referee shows a yellow card to the Getafe player.
Possession: Madrid 87%-13% Getafe. It tells a lot about the game.
Bale slides to get reach Marcelo's pass. He succeed's sending the ball into the centre of the box straight into the keeper's hands.
The referee awards the Getafe player with a yellow card, but instead of giving a penalty to Real Madrid indicates about offside. The review shows the decision about offside is questionable.
It seems VAR assistants helped the referee to take a decision about offside.
Maksimovic fouls on Asensio in the middle of the park.
Getafe intercept the ball on the left flank just to give it in to Real Madrid a few seconds after.
And another one for Getafe. This time Dakonam is awarded with a yellow card after a foul on Benzema. The visitors just can't keep up with Madrid's pace.
Ramos scores but the referee signaled a foul on the Getafe defender just a second before. It looks like a clean play from Sergio after a review.
That's it for the first half! Real Madrid will surely score a second goal sooner or later. It's just a question of time. At least, it looks like it so far. No sign of resistance from the visitors, who just sit back in an attempt not to concede another goal.
The second half is underway!
Nacho is flagged offside on the left as his run is pick out from the opposite wing.
Real Madrid are in no rush in attack, passing the ball in middle of the pitch.
Baaaaale! 2–0!!! Asensio forces the opponent to give in possession on the left flank, delivers a low drive across the box to find Gareth finishing it with a powerful first-touch shot into the near low corner of the net.
Asensio! It could have 3–0, but the forward's shot outside of the box hits the post.
The Getafe forward blocks Carvajal's run, being outplayed pressing us high. A foul on Dani.
Can Getafe create at least a single chance? They have failed so far. It seems an even more difficult task now as Casemiro replaces Isco to give us more control in the midfield.
A quick attack from the left, Getafe defensive line try to clear the danger as Asensio finally gets the ball just near the box, but his effort lacks power and the keeper easily claims the ball.
The game has calmed down a bit as Real Madrid have a comfortable lead.
Not a single shot on Navas' goal so far… Will Madrid try to score a few more?
Bale plays a clever 1–2 with the teammate to deliver a cross from the left — the defender clears off the danger.
Marcelo mistimes a sliding tackle as the opponent rushes forward on the right flank. A yellow card for the Brazilian.
Bale! His curled effort from the right wing flies just over the top corner! That was close…
Meanwhile, Modric appears on the pitch as fans sings his name!
What a backheel pass from Marcelo as Real Madrid rush forward! A lovely play from the full-back. But our attack was stopped by Getafe.
A chance for the visitors! Angel is inches away from reaching the right-flank volley pass from the teammate on the far post. Well, Getafe could be content with that effort, but they still have no shots on target…
Vazquez comes on. Lopetegui replaces Bale to give him a rest. A decent performance from the Welshman.
The referee shows a yellow card to Getafe duo. Both of them deserved to be booked as they stopped Real Madrid counter. After the first foul Madrid saved possession and the man in charge didn't whistle a foul. The second one required referee's intervention.
The home side are so joyful to watch right now. They're just toying with the opponent right now.
Djene should have been given a second yellow card after a foul on Marcelo but opts not to send off the Getafe man.
Madrid are totally in control of the game. Getafe just can't create something in front of our goal. Well, with an exception of a chance mentioned earlier.
Carvajal is hauled down in the opponent's box, but the referee believes it was a clean tackle from the defender.
Wow! The first shot on Navas' goal. Well, that could hardly be called a chance…
That's it! Real Madrid have easily outplayed the opponent. We're just a different class to Getafe. A good performance, a comfortable win — we're waiting for a serious opponent to test Lopetegui's ambitions in La Liga.
Daniel Carvajal David Soria
Gareth Bale David Soria
Casemiro On Isco Off
Jaime Mata On Amath Ndiaye Off
Ivan Alejo On Francisco Portillo Off
Luka Modrić On Dani Ceballos Off
Ángel Rodríguez On Jorge Molina Off
Lucas Vázquez On Gareth Bale Off