Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Getafe beats Osasuna with three headers

He Getafewith three headed goals from the Serbians Stefan Mitrovic and Nemanja Maksimovic and another of Jose Angel Carmonaprevailed over Osasunawho recovered twice from his rival’s blows but could not add a victory that has resisted him at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum in the last eleven league games, since March 30, 2008.

The match was marked by the intense rain that fell on the Coliseum, especially in the first half, in which both teams were slowed by slips that occurred in certain controls of the ball.

Osasuna took to the pitch with a very renewed eleven, with seven new additions and the presence of five youth playersamong them the recently renewed Iker Muñoz, who formed in the midfield together with Aimar Oroz and Moi Gómez.

So much novelty did not affect Jagoba Arrasate’s tactical approachwhose team took control of the ball in the first thirty minutes, in which they recorded two dangerous chances, one with a long shot from ‘Chimy’ Ávila that went to the right side of David Soria’s goal and another with a Ante Budimir’s header, coming off a corner, was caught by the Madrid goalkeeper.

Getafe, without being dominant, waited for their opportunity and it came from a set piece. The Uruguayan Damián Suárez put a cross measured from the right corner to the head of Stefan Mitrovic, who, Going ahead of Iker Muñoz, he crossed the goal.

Before the break, Osasuna achieved the equalizer after a good play culminated by Iker Muñozwho recovered from his internal error with a volley at mid-height inside the area after a transfer from his teammate Aimar Oroz.

The second half began with a frenetic pace that benefited Getafe, who He once again took the lead on the scoreboard through José Ángel Carmonawho, coming from behind, headed a cross into the area from the left by Diego Rico that caught Sergio Herrera off guard.

The joy did not last long for the Madrid team because Almost immediately afterward, David Soria brought down Budimir inside the area and the Croatian, from eleven meters, did not miss.

The equality on the scoreboard reflected what was seen on the pitch, with two teams trying to hurt their rival but failing to impose their dominance over the other, something that forced both coaches to look for solutions on the bench.

Old applause went to Mason Greenwood, whose arrival at Getafe on loan from Manchester United has been involved in controversy. Without playing since January 2022, the British came out with great enthusiasm, tried to participate in the game, and left a couple of flashes of quality in offensive plays that got the public out of their seats.

When it seemed that the game was languishing without a clear dominator, Getafe, again with a set piece and header again, he scored again. This time it was after a corner kick by Carlos Aleñà from the right corner that Nemanja Maksimovic headed into the back of the net.


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