Friday, 29 October 2010

Copa del Rey: Portugalete 1-1 Getafe

Getafe couldn't hold their early lead in their first leg 1/16 round Copa del Rey clash against Portugalete, eventually managing only a 1-1 draw away to the Basque minnows.

reserve star Adrián Sardinero tapping in Juan Angel Albín's cross after good work from Pedro Mosquera. (Fun fact: Sardinero has scored at La Florida before, netting for the reserves in June as Getafe B ousted Portugalete in the play-offs to reach the Segunda División B.)

Although Getafe enjoyed the best of the first half, Portugalete were well worth their draw, which they earned seven minutes after the break, Gaizka Bergara eventually burying Javier Iturriaga's corner.

The rematch is in two weeks' time. This weekend: another trip up to the Basque Country to face Athletic Bilbao.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Jornada 8: Getafe 3-0 Sporting Gijón

1-0 Boateng 9'
2-0 Colunga (pen) 51'
3-0 Marcano 60'

A routine and well-deserved victory for Geta against a poor Sporting side unable to compete with the hosts' effectiveness in front of goal. The visitors managed to carve out just one chance worthy of the name - a near-open goal squandered by Gastón Sangoy - while Getafe could in fact have added more to their tally of three.

This result puts the Azulones seventh on 13 points, six above the relegation zone and seven short of top spot.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Europa League: Stuttgart 1-0 Getafe

1-0 Marica 29'

Another away defeat in the Europa League sees Getafe slip to third in Group H.

Stuttgart maintained their 100% record thanks to an early goal from Ciprian Marica, and fully deserved their win in what was a disappointing Geta showing.

One point of interest for Getafe supporters was the configuration of the defence in the absence of Mané and Miguel Torres. Marcano started at left-back, Pablo Pintos on the right, and Rafa teamed up with Cata Díaz in the middle.

Next up: Sporting at home this weekend, then a trip to Portugalete in the Copa del Rey next midweek.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Injury News: Mané & Miguel Torres Out For Three Weeks

Marca informs us that both of Getafe's first-choice full-backs will miss the next three matches. Both Mané and Miguel Torres pulled up injured during the 2-0 defeat at Atlético Madrid on Saturday evening.

Pablo Pintos, on loan from Lazio, is likely to step in at right-back, while while it's difficult to see who may play on the left. Reserve team star Álvaro Arroyo could make an appearance, utility man Víctor Sánchez is more than able to play left-back, and there's a slim chance of Pedro Mosquera's taking part.

Either way it's a significant blow to the team.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Jornada 7: Atlético Madrid 2-0 Getafe

1-0 Codina (og) 37'
2-0 Diego Costa 72'

Not too unpredictable a result at the Calderón as Atleti easily dispatched of a poor Getafe side 2-0. Geta took nothing from the game, which is about what they deserved.

Interestingly Michel went off on one after the game, stating that the team did not appear to be of Primera standard. Far be it from me to suggest that he's working his ticket or anything, but... well, yeah, that's what I'm suggesting. Any coach would be annoyed at losing his two best players over the summer but in every interview he gives he bends over backwards to slam Getafe. Between him and president Torres one wonders if there's anyone behind the scenes at the Coliseum who actually wants to be there.

Anyway, here's the match highlights:

Monday, 11 October 2010

Dani Parejo assists for Spain U-21

In a break with previous seasons there's been no Getafe players active this international weekend, at least in the senior game. On the other hand Dani Parejo played 82 minutes of Spain U-21's 2-1 victory against Croatia, and took the corner that allowed Mikel San José to score the winner. You can see that in the fan-made video below:

There's little news coming from the Geta camp, except that Manu del Moral and Miku are back in training, and that Javier Casquero, Ibrahim Kas, Jaime Gavilán, Miguel Torres, and Javier Arizmendi should all be fit to play against Atlético Madrid next weekend. Only Mario is out long-term.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Jornada 6: Getafe 3-0 Hércules

1-0 Parejo 20'
2-0 Manu del Moral 42'
3-0 Miku 81'

A convincing and very much deserved win over a very poor Hércules side for Getafe, who now sit sixth in the table. International week's next, then a trip to Atlético.