Monday, 28 April 2008

Getafe 1 - 1 Atlético Madrid

Albín put Geta ahead early on, only for Sergio Agüreo to equalise just before the break. Rubén de la Red had a great chance to assure our Liga survival with a late penalty, but Leo Franco saved it: 1-1 at full time.

In other news, Oscar Ustari told Marca this morning that he's totally determined to leave Getafe. He says that he's enduring unforseen situations and, more ominously, hinted at unrest:

"Everyone speaks well of Getafe, but nobody comments on what happens inside," he said.

That, particularly in light of recent speculation that Laudrup has lost the dressing room, is worrying.

On the other hand, he could merely be embittered. After all, he complains that he's lacked "continuity" in the team. What, exactly, did he expect when he signed om, considering that Pato is the undisputed number one?

He arrived for €6m in summer. I hope that Geta can recoup the costs.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Valencia 3 - 1 Getafe

A dreadful start eventually saw Getafe lose out despite a spirited second-half recovery. For all that late effort, Getafe just couldn't do enough.

Mata opened the scoring after just four minutes with a great header after Silva's cross, and then former Geta man Alexis did much the same, although both Tena and Ustari could have done more.

Granero gave Geta a glimpse of hope on half-time after converting a stonewall penalty, and while Villa was denied one of his own just after the break, it eventually didn't matter after Morientes headed home the third and final goal from close range after Osky could only parry Baraja's long-range free kick.

Celestini was then given a straight red for a late challenge on Silva right at the death to end what has been a wholly unsatisfying evening for Getafe fans.

Regardless of the damp squib that was the final, it has been a miraculous season to reach both a second successive cup final and the UEFA Cup quarters - and it's not over yet. Hopefully by Sunday we'll be safe and sound in the Liga, and we can try it all again.


Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Moment Of Truth

Twenty twenty twenty four (and a bit) hours to go before Geta's second Copa del Rey final in the space of a year.

No squad has been announced yet, but Osky will start in goal ahead of Pato. The referee is Undiano Mallencano.

More details as they become available.

Oh - for those from the UK, Sky aren't showing the game. Ridiculous, isn't it? Never mind: the FA Youth Cup final is on. Yippee.g

Sunday, 13 April 2008

You Know What Happened

Nothing can be said about the Bayern game that hasn't already been said, but I'd like to reiterate my congratulations to everyone at the club. To come so close with ten men against so great a side is fantastic. Here's to going further next year. Video soon.

0-0 at the Coliseum at the moment against Zaragoza.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Barcelona 0 - 0 Getafe

Yeah, yeah, they hit the woodwork three times, but I'm not caring. Getafe also had chances, but taking a point from Camp Nou is no mean feat, and certainly good preparation for meeting Bayern midweek.


Thursday, 3 April 2008

Bayern Munich 1 - 1 Getafe

As Marca's peerless headline reads: "Bayern, éste es el Getafe."

Yes, this is Getafe, and they've given themselves a wonderful chance of progression.

Bayern were well on top as Luca Toni opened the scoring midway through the first half, but a comedy of errors at both ends in the second period eventually climaxed in a cheeky Cosmin Contra lob levelling the scores.

Now, next week will be very interesting!

Here are the match highlights. It's a lengthy video: Bayern's goal is around the 1:40 mark and Getafe's around 6.