Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Real maintain La Liga contention following Getafe victory



Real Madrid maintained contention for another La Liga title thanks to a 3-0 victory recorded at neighbouring Getafe.

Goalkeeper David Soria deflected the ball into his own net as he tried to punch away under pressure from Raphael Varane.

Varane then headed home from Toni Kroos’ free-kick, a decision which stood after a long video assistant replay delay to check for offside.

Luka Modric later added a third in injury time from Federico Valverde’s pass.

Gareth Bale forced Soria into two saves, and had a hand in Modric’s late goal, but the Wales forward has not scored for his club since September.

Seventh-placed Getafe also had plenty of chances, recording 15 shots to Real’s nine,but rarely properly threatened goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.