He Getafe added this Wednesday one agony victory (1-0) with a bit of a penalty converted by Enes Unal and defeated the Celta for approach the rescue posts thanks to the battle-hardened encounter of the old guard of Jose Bordalaswho bet on his acquaintances to add three points.
With almost the same training sessions as games (three and two, respectively), José Bordalás, after losing in his debut against Espanyol (1-0), decided to get away from any possible experiment and He opted for a lineup that could perfectly have been recited in 2021when he finished his first spell at Getafe after five years.
Nine of the starters were part of the team that gave him so many successes for so many years. He even had no qualms about putting almost new players in the lineup this season like Mauro Arambarri and Jaime Mata. The Uruguayan, injured for the last two months after a relapse, returned to form part of the midfield along with his partner in thousands of battles Nemanja Maksimovic. And, the second, outside the alignments with Quique, sat down Borja Mayoral.
Only Stefan Mitrovic and Gastón Álvarez were completely unknown to Bordalás, who saw how Iago Aspas returned to face Celta to look for a victory with which he practically sealed salvation.
Bordalás’s trick of placing his old guard was effective from the first moment and it took Getafe a couple of minutes to open the scoring. The protagonist was Enes Ünal, who caused a penalty that he later converted with uncertainty. The Turkish striker ended a streak of six games without scoring and the Coliseum exploded.
Getafe did not need much more to go ahead on the scoreboard at halftime. The trademark registered by Bordalás was perfectly registered and very well executed by his disciples. In 45 minutes, hardly anything was played. Even the Getafe delegate, Mejuto González, received a warning from referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernández on two occasions after the continuous disappearance of the ball boys.
Getafe played not to let play and avoided the arrivals of Celta, who in 45 minutes only had an innocent shot from Franco Cervi from outside the area while he was even able to score the second with a header from Jaime Mata who went over the crossbar.
Celta, and especially their coach Carlos Carvalhal, went to the changing rooms in despair. The Portuguese did not stop lamenting from the sideline for so much stoppage and tried to change the bad dynamics of his team with the entry of Haris Seferovic and Luca de la Torre.
It didn’t work either. At least in the restart, in which Getafe, in addition to not stepping on the intensity brake, jumped up and was able to increase their income with a clear opportunity from Jaime Mata that Iván Villar disrupted after a ball from Mitrovic that reached Ünal and ended up in the boots of the Madrid striker.
That play was the clearest example of the Bordalás style, which at this time of the course, without the possibility of showing off, only asks for strength and direct play. His pupils complied and Mata’s attempt came with a steal and three hits. Nothing else. With that, it was enough for Getafe.
But there was still half an hour ahead. A world if there is no sentence and even more so against a team like Celta, which has players of enormous quality capable of creating a mess. And, little by little, Getafe began to feel cornered. Iago Aspas began to work between the lines and Carles Pérez was very insistent on the wing. Between the two of them, they caused a lot of concern in the Coliseum public, who received a tremendous scare with a shot from the first that narrowly missed the target.
Then came the expulsion of Joseph Aidoo. Enes Ünal, fought with the Ghanaian throughout the game, got his second yellow card after being knocked down on the edge of the area. And with one less, and with Getafe with their players well indoctrinated by Bordalás, Celta had little to do other than try a miracle.
Even so, Celta made arrests in the last leg of the duel and at times managed to hang around David Soria’s area. Getafe was able to end their agony with a shot to the crossbar from Munir El Haddadi and with a one-on-one from Ünal who went to limbo.
al final, Carvalhal’s team died in despair. He could not with an annoying and uncomfortable team. It was nothing flashy, but the Bordalás seal is already noticeable. The coach from Alicante, and his old guard, drew three key points for the future of Getafe in the First Division.
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