Real Madrid vs Getafe La Liga Live Football Score Feb 2021
Inconsistency has characterised Real Madrid’s campaign so far. Zidane’s side looked to be turning a corner when they strung five wins together in December but since that run was broken at Elche (1-1), it’s been just three wins from six played. It subsequently leaves them seven points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but having played two games more than Diego Simeone’s men. At home, they’ve suffered three losses while picking up six wins; their most recent game against Levante ended a four-match winning streak when the visitors ran out 2-1 winners, that should give Getafe — the other Madrid club — some confidence.
José Bordalás’ team need every positive vibe going their way as they go into this game on a three-match winless run (two losses and one draw) with both of those recent defeats coming on the road (5-1 v Athletic Club and 3-0 v Sevilla). In fact, they’ve won just twice away from home all season, and even those victories were against sides below them in the table (2-0 v Cádiz and 3-1 v Elche). Also against them is Getafe’s record at their Madrid neighbours; one win from 15 previous visits, and that came in February 2008 when Ikechukwu Uche’s effort handed Michael Laudrup’s men a famous 1-0 win.
- Real Madrid (vs Huesca): Courtois; Odriozola*, Varane, Fernández, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinícius.
- Getafe (vs Sevilla): Yáñez; Suárez, Djené*, Chakla, Nyom; Timor, Kubo, Aleñá, Maksimovic, Cucurella; Mata.
Éder Militão serves a one-match ban for Spain’s most decorated club. Zidane must still cope without a number of players absent through injury, including Sergio Ramos, Álvaro Odriozola, Eden Hazard, Lucas Vázquez, Federico Valverde, Daniel Carvajal and Rodrygo. Mauro Arambarri and Djene Dakonam are suspended for the visitors while Dario Poveda continues to recover from injury.
Real Madrid will need to make some changes on La Liga’s Matchday 23 when they face Getafe at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. They are dealing with several injuries in their squad, and now superstar midfielder Toni Kroos is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card over the weekend against Huesca.Kroos was brilliant at Huesca and in vintage form, creating chances galore and dictating play with precision. He has been one of the world’s best midfielders this season, no doubt, and his absence for Real Madrid vs. Getafe on Tuesday night will be a tough one for the home side, especially against a club that loves to press.
Real’s depth in midfield will be tested with Kroos out, and there are several possible solutions for Zinedine Zidane. Isco would usually be the most likely option, but he is a doubt to play after suffering an injury just before Saturday’s match at Huesca. And Fede Valverde is still out.According to MARCA’s Juan Ignacio Garcia-Ochoa, one surprising Kroos replacement option on Matchday 23 is left back Marcelo.
Antonio Blanco might be a better option for Real Madrid than Marcelo
The experienced Brazilian played well off the bench against Huesca after right back Alvaro Odriozola’s injury. Although he’s more of an attacking player and not a midfielder at all, he could be a fit on the left side of Real’s midfield in a pinch with Kroos out.
Antonio Blanco is an option if Zidane trusts the Castilla star. Blanco seems ready to get first-team minutes, and this could be a great opportunity for him. Martin Odegaard’s loan has left a space open for the youngster.But Marcelo has the experience and trust advantage. Plus, he would not be stretched as much defensively in the midfield. Like Kroos does, he could simply focus on pressing, creating, and circulating the ball to help Real Madrid retain possession. These are all things the left back does well.