Saturday, 10 November 2007

Getafe 2 - 0 Barcelona

Five wins from the last six? Beating Barcelona at home - again? Aye. Aye.

Geta started the better side and, barring letting Henry through for a miscued one-on-one, were the better team throughout the first half thanks to solid defending and an admittedly lacklustre display from the visitors.

It took Manu del Moral to give the hosts the lead; Cata Diaz was able to nod on a deep free kick from the left for Manu to get between the centre-backs and score (video).

The second goal was a long time in coming as Getafe continued to pass comfortably around their jaded counterparts. Still, Gianluca Zambrotta's sending-off for the blaugrana eased things considerably as Albin made it 2-0 (video).

The fringe player had to recover from a poor first touch to score unmarked after Uche's fine pass but, to his credit, he finished beautifully to kill the game off once and for all.

Aupa Geta! The Azulones are - for the time being - in 11th place with 14 points from a potential 36. Hardly a world-beating total, but after that dreadful start to the season it's good that the Coliseum is once again a fortress.

The international break has come at the wrong time for us in that regard, but here's hoping that the momentum remains for the Liga comeback in a fortnight.

Next up, though, is a trip to Burgos midweek for the Copa del Rey 1/16 round. More on that in the next update.

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