With a reshaped team, Real Madrid conceded a draw at Getafe (0-0) this Sunday in La Liga. Zinedine Zidane’s players therefore let Atlético slip away, winner in the afternoon and which now has a three-point lead at the top of the standings.
Real Madrid conceded a 0-0 draw against Getafe this Sunday in La Liga and could even have had a less favorable outcome. Deprived of many executives, Zinedine Zidane also wanted to preserve some players, four days after European qualification against Liverpool for the last four of the Champions League.
Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos started on the bench and they were sorely lacking in Merengues who were short of ideas. Getafe even managed to deploy his game and Real can thank Thibaut Courtois, impeccable in his goal, without whom the Madrilenians would not have taken any points tonight. Benzema, who came into play in the second half, was unable to tip the game on the right side, while Kroos did not leave the bench despite the difficulties of Real.
Real three points behind Atlético
With this draw, Zidane’s players see Atlético regain their distance at the top of the championship. Easy winner against Eibar (5-0) earlier in the afternoon, the Liga leader is now three points ahead of Real. Barça, which has a game late, is only two points behind the Merengue club.
With less than ten days of the semi-final first leg of the Champions League against Chelsea, “ZZ” was able to blow off some elements but has just burned a crucial cartridge in the title race.