This Monday, Getafe welcomed Real Sociedad for matchday 32 of La Liga. At Coliseum Alfonso Perez, the ball found the back of the net three times and the hosts were able to leave the pitch with a 2-1 victory. Two goals of Jaime Mata guaranteed the three points to Getafe. Adnan Januzaj scored the goal of the visitors.
The beginning of the first half was not very beautiful. The two teams were fighting in the midfield, trying to take control of the ball and create chances, but not really being able because of the good defensive system of both sides.
At the 20th minute, the Azulones got the perfect opportunity to break the deadlock. After a terrible pass from goalkeeper Alex Remiro, the ball went straight to Hugo Duro’s feet. In order to avoid what could be the goal, defender Robin Le Normand tried to steal the ball but ended up bringing the young Spanish player down inside the box, awarding the hosts a penalty. Jaime Mata stepped up and converted from the spot.
The rest of the first half was pretty calm, with Getafe continuing to create some chances, but not really being able to increase their lead. So the scoring didn’t change before the half-time.
The second half was a little more exciting, with great plays from both sides. Real Sociedad came back a little more offensive and as soon as the 56th minute arrived, they found their equalizer. Mikel Oyarzabal found Januzaj between the defenders and the number 11 hit on the far corner, with no chances to goalkeeper David Soria.
After that, the visitors grew on the match, starting to attack even more than before. The hosts decided to focus on defending and on good counter-attack opportunities. So, after a fast throw-in, Jaime Mata controlled the ball inside the box and, even with a difficult angle, managed to put it into the back of the net and guaranteed the three points to the home side.
With the 2-1 victory, Getafe reached 52 points, in 5th place. Real Sociedad remained with 47 points, in 7th place.