Real fails to react. Tonight, the txuri urdin lost 2-1 in which is a difficult pitch for them. The team from San Sebastián didn’t play well and come away empty-handed from the Coliseum. There needs to be a change in the dynamics, otherwise there will be no reward at the end of the season.
The realistas are unable to recoup that lost ground and Imanol is losing what he achieved in eight magnificent months. There are no more options and if Real want to achieve a UEFA Europa League spot, they must react now. As in previous matches, the first half was very even. However, another controversial penalty tipped the scales in favor of the hosts. Seven penalties in the last seven games. Unbelievable. Real didn’t approach Soria in the first half.
Real headed into the second half in high spirits. Thus, the txuri urdin got an equalizer as Januzaj got on the scoresheet to make it 1-1. Real felt more comfortable but in the 85th minute, Mata got his brace to give Getafe the win.
Real must act now or the amazing records they had achieved before the pandemic break will all come to nothing. Aupa Real!
Getafe CF: David Soria, Damián, Etxeita, Chema, Olivera, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Nyom (Etebo, min.69), Cucurella (Jason, min.82), Mata (cap) and Hugo Duro (Molina, min.69).
Real Sociedad: Reiro, Zaldua, Aritz, Le Normand, Pacheco (Zubimendi, min.78), Monreal, Zubeldia, Merino, Januzaj (Willian José, min.78), Oyarzabal and Isak (Portu, min.67).
Goals: 1-0: Mata (pen), min.20. 1-1: Januzaj, min.55. 2-1: Mata, min.85.
Referee: Cordero Vega. Booked Olivera, Hugo Duro, Etxeita, Damián, Etebo and Mata for Getafe and Isak, Oyarzabal and Merino for Real Sociedad.