Zidane He will only have one bullet to prepare for the League and it will be the 'training test' (as defined by the Marseille coach himself) against him Getafe, to be played today in Valdebebas (12:00 hours). A friendly meeting, the only one before the league debut on Sunday in San Sebastián (9:00 p.m.), in which Zizou will not force the machine of the madridistas who have been suffering different physical problems in recent days. Odegaard, overloaded, he was in the gym in yesterday's session, so will not participate in that atypical bolus against the azulones that can not even be seen on television.
In addition to Norwegian, Zidane will keep will reserve to Hazard already Bale, who have not joined the group since they returned from the international break, as well as Isco and Reguilón, both recovering from sprains, Asensio (He touched the ball for the first time yesterday and begins to leave behind the edema in his knee that was operated on last year), Lucas Vazquez (muscular discomfort), Jovic, with discomfort in one foot, and Mariano, dismissal of Zidane who still does not join the usual dynamics and the one that the club prefers, as Zizou would say, better today than tomorrow. All of them worked alone or at a different rhythm from the group. So things, Foremanthough he's waiting to go may have a few minutes of filming and Zidane will reinforce the team with the nucleus of seven castillistas that he has been counting on in this express preseason. They are the defenders Javi Hernández and Miguel Gutiérrez, midfielders Blanco, Dotor, Arribas and Marvin, and forward Juanmi Latasa. All of them, except Javi Hernández, key members of Raúl's Golden Youth who recently won the Youth League.
The test against Getafe will be the only one available to Zidane (last preseason the team played seven friendlies, among others against Bayern, later European champion, and the painful 7-3 against Atlético) to make tests after the other training match against Rayo fell apart, which was scheduled last week, due to the coronavirus. A half preseason.
Bordalás tightens …
Zidane, at least, likes today's rival. Getafe ensures competitiveness because Bordalás does not understand mannerisms or in training. Neither do his pupils. Jaime Mata (14 goals in 2019-20) appears for Valdebebas with the cane ready. In both Getafense trials of his also strange preseason (1-2 to Fuenlabrada and 0-2 to Zaragoza) saw goal. Last blank match, for whites and blues, before the good starts this weekend. At last.
The azulones made Madrid suffer, which was looking for the alirón
Getafe de Bordalás already knows what it is to squeeze in Di Stéfano. True to his style of play (not giving an inch of ground to his opponent), was about to delay the white garter alirón. It was last July 2. In the absence of six days for the end of the League, the azulones visited Valdebebas. The tie between Barça and Atlético (2-2) brought the possibility of Zidane's men away in the table as long as they defeated Bordalás's.
And as was predictable, the southern Madrid team was a tough nut to crack. Led by Djené, immeasurable in defense, the Getafenses held out until ten minutes from the end, when Carvajal (splendid your party) was shot down within the area by Olivera. The just penalty was transformed by Ramos. The whites were thus taking a great step to conquer their League number 34 …