The 2021 La Liga season has been undoubtedly one of the most exciting seasons in the Spanish League’s recent history thus far. The axiom that either Real Madrid or FC Barcelona will ultimately be named the crowned champions of La Liga, is now a long forgotten myth. With the lesser known Spanish sides like Cadiz and Athletic Bilbao regularly giving the top tier clubs a hard time on the field, the “Barca-Real-Atletico” monopoly seems to have reached a dead end. The modern football indeed belongs to the underdogs
Amidst the nail-biting title race of the ongoing season, FC Barcelona face one such underdog team – Getafe FC, who just last week defeated Real Madrid at home.
Things get exciting in the FC Barcelona vs Getafe match as both the sides score a goal each within 12 minutes of game time
Having won the Copa Del Rey just few days back, FC Barcelona are in a mood to avenge their El Clasico defeat by overtaking their arch rivals Real Madrid in the league table. A win against Getafe would take them in a very superior position to achieve that feat.
Ronald Koeman used his preferred 4-3-3 formation (attacking) against Getafe which took just 8 minutes of game time to serve it’s purpose. Busquets played a long ball forward and Messi curbed a run to stay onside. Chakla tries to pull him back, but La Pulga stays on his feet drifting into the box before curling the ball around Getafe’s goalkeeper.
However, Getafe took just 12 minutes to get back into the game courtesy of an own goal by Clement Lenglet. A cross by Angel bounces off the French defender into the Catalonian net and there is nothing Marc Andre Ter Stegen can do. Getafe FC have marked their presence and made it clear that it will be a long night for the cules.