The hoisting of the San Sebastián party took place in Anoeta with a 2-0 win against Atlético on a magical night on January 19 and the lowering can be held this afternoon (6:30 p.m.) on the same stage against Getafe. After two consecutive victories in the temple of Amara against Celta and the mattresses, the txuri urdin hope that the party continues, that the drums continue to sound in the blue seats, once again 75% occupied by the bloody virus. However, there is an enemy who is very prone to taking the chopsticks away from the royalist drummers and cooks, a kind of Leviathan in Anoeta, the reborn Getafe of Quique Sanchez Flores. Glass eel can carry poison.
Imanol celebrates, on the one hand, the return of its starting center forward, Isaac, that he missed the great game against Atlético due to a sprained ankle and, on the other, that, at least until today’s antigens, there are no absences due to coronavirus. Of course, the Oriotarra, somewhat oblivious to the wave of enthusiasm generated after Wednesday’s victory, regrets the absence of Aihen Y Zubimendi, injured four days ago, and, above all, that of Merino for penalty. La Real beat PSV 3-0 without him, but lost the three league games in which the Navarrese could not be lined up: 1-0 against Espanyol, 0-2 against Madrid and 4-0 against Betis. It’s not by chance. Without “the best player in the league” for his coach, a lot of potential is lost. In this case, Imanol has at last a substitute of quality and guarantees as Rafael Alcantara to play alongside Silva and ahead of Guevara.
Not too many novelties are expected in the initial ‘eleven’ txuri urdin, except that Imanol He decides to rotate, although it is unlikely since four days have passed since the last game and they have to spend 10 more for the next one. To return to Rico and the normal thing is that Isaac replace Sorloth.
Getafe is 16th in the table, with 21 points from 21 games. But it has nothing to do with the one at the beginning of the course, that of Michel, dismissed after drawing (1-1) against Real. With the exmito white, the azulón box obtained a point in eight games; with Quique Sanchez Flores, 20 in 13 games. Since the latter took over, only Madrid, Sevilla and Betis have scored more points. In fact, Getafe beat Real Madrid and have obtained three wins in their last four league games. In Anoeta, they have won three of their last five games against Real (all by 1-2) and the balance of their last 10 games in Donostia is three txuri urdin wins, one draw and six! Madrid wins. And yes, there are the usual ones, the tow team: Damien, Djene, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Eye…in addition to the successful January signings: Mayoral, Villar Y Oscar. That yes they lose 10 of their 17 goals of the league course, since they are sanctioned Unal (7 goals) and Sandro (3).
To remain hooked on the Champions League and the March, Real needs its tenth victory in the League. ‘Gu beti pozez, beti alai’.
The third game at 75%, only for members
Anoeta will only be able to accommodate, at most, 30,000 spectators since the maximum capacity of 75% of the stadium’s capacity is set again for the third consecutive game due to covid. They have not made a draw for tickets despite having more than 37,000 realistic subscribers, but neither have they been put up for sale at the box office and the distribution of invitations has been reduced to a minimum. However, the attendance data of the two previous duels with these same restrictions were very good: 27,938 fans went to see Real-Celta and 28,111 Real-Atlético
Olabe’s desire threatens; his goof, no
Getafe has changed enormously since the arrival of Quique Flores and with the signings of the winter market: Gonzalo Villar Y Borja Mayoral. The latter is a forward highly appreciated by Olabe and was about to sign for Real in 2019, when the club tied up Isaac and wanted to get rid of willian joseph to bring the one from Parla, who was already convinced. But no offers came for the Brazilian. Mayoral already made his debut and scored against Espanyol on Thursday and now he is the main threat. It is not the sanctioned Sandro, who scored zero goals in 26 games as a txuri urdin and has added two in his last two duels against Real, with Huesca and Getafe.