Getafe vs Real Madrid: times & how to watch on TV, stream online in US
On Saturday, Real Madrid visit Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on matchday eight of the 2022/23 LaLiga season.
Real Madrid can return to the top of LaLiga, at least provisionally, when they visit Quique Sánchez Flores’ Getafe this weekend.
What time is Getafe vs Real Madrid?
The matchday-eight LaLiga clash between Getafe and Madrid kicks off at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe, at 9pm local time (CEST) on Saturday 8 October. In the United States, that’s 3pm ET/12 noon PT. Find out when the game gets going if you’re in a different time zone.
How can I watch the match in the US?
TV viewers in the the US will be able to watch Getafe vs Real Madrid on ESPN 3. The game will also be available online in the States on the streaming service ESPN+, which costs $6.99 a month, or $69.99 for an annual subscription. Check out which channel or online platform is showing the match if you’re not in the US.
Getafe vs Real Madrid: match preview
Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Osasuna was the first time this season that Real Madrid had failed to win in LaLiga - or indeed any competition - but Los Blancos were still overtaken at the top of the Spanish league last weekend. After beating Real Mallorca, Barcelona now lead the way on goal difference.
With Barça not back in LaLiga action until Sunday, Madrid can reclaim top spot overnight with a positive result at the Coliseum - but it’s a ground they lost at last term. Getafe were 1-0 winners over Carlo Ancelotti’s side on matchday 19 in January, Enes Ünal’s early goal securing the points for the hosts.
After taking just one point from their first four LaLiga games this term, Getafe claimed consecutive wins over Real Sociedad and Osasuna in September to rise to 14th, where they remain despite a 3-2 defeat to Real Valladolid last time out.
Getafe vs Real Madrid: team news
For Real Madrid, the major team news is that Karim Benzema is not in the squad. Having returned from a three-week injury layoff against Osasuna, the striker also played in the midweek Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk, but has been left out of Saturday’s clash with apparent muscle fatigue. “Benzema has played two 90 minutes in a row after a month out and today he’s still tight,” Madrid head coach Ancelotti told reporters on Friday. Injured pair Dani Ceballos and Thibaut Courtois both also miss out.
Meanwhile, Sánchez Flores is sweating on the fitness of Jaime Seoane, Portu, Nemanja Maksimovic and Mauro Arambarri. “We’ll wait until tomorrow [Saturday] to see which players can be included in the squad,” the Getafe boss said.
Who is the referee?
The match referee at the Coliseum will be Antonio Mateu Lahoz. He will be assisted by Pau Cebrián and Rubén Porras, while the fourth official will be Daniel Palencia. The video assistant referee will be David Medié Jiménez.
Getafe vs Real Madrid: live with AS USA
My colleague Roddy Cons will be on hand with live-text coverage of Getafe vs Real Madrid, right here at AS USA. Join him for the build-up from about an hour and a half ahead of kickoff, before minute-by-minute commentary of the game.