Real Madrid endorse a set to Getafe in their only friendly

Four goals from Benzema, one from Ramos and another from Arribas. Madrid made all their goals before the break. Zidane made up for the losses with many homegrown players.


The coronavirus brought with it the most unusual preseason for Real Madrid. Just three weeks of training in Valdebebas, the opposite of those planetary tours that compromised the preparation of the block, although in return they filled the club's coffers and spread the white label throughout the globe. Those trips brought up high intensity duels, less than official but clearly more than friendly. Last summer, without going any further, Bayern, Arsenal, Atlético (a 3-7 that generated tremors in the club), Tottenham, Fenerbahçe, Red Bull Salzburg and Roma were planted against Madrid.

How different everything in football in times of coronavirus, because the Madrid preseason in terms of friendlies only lasted two hours, those of Madrid-Getafe played in Valdebebas, on the pitch of Alfredo Di Stéfano. Without access to the press or television broadcasting, you will have to believe the version of the official media (specifically from Getafe; Madrid did not refer to the future of the match): the victory was for the whites 6-0, all the goals scored before the rest.

Four of the six goals scored by Whites carried the same signature: Karim Benzema. The Frenchman emerged as the main scorer for Real Madrid in the first half with a poker that makes one think and expect the best of him in Madrid's official debut on Sunday. The other two goals were from Ramos and the youth squad Arribas, one of the most brilliant jewels of La Fábrica.

Zidane, with many casualties

It is true that Madrid's initial plan included two friendlies; last week's against Rayo ended up suspended due to a possible positive in the Vallecan ranks that compromised the health security of both teams. So Zidane had to settle for a single duel, as a dress rehearsal for his debut in the League this Sunday in Anoeta, against Real Sociedad. The Marseillais did, in addition, with a multitude of absences: Asensio, Isco, Reguilón, Hazard, Bale, Mariano, Lucas Vázquez, Odegaard and Jovic. Zizou compensated for the casualties with a large representation of the quarry, including several of Raúl's boys who raised the Youth League: Altube, Javi Hernández, Miguel Gutiérrez, Antonio Blanco, Arribas, Dotor, Latasa and Marvin.

Getafe, meanwhile, came out at Di Stéfano with several members of Getafe B in their starting lineup. José Bordalás started the friendly with David Soria; Alba, Cabaco, Chema, Nowak; Palaversa, Sabit, Timor; Iglesias, Ángel and Keita.

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