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Real Madrid 2-1 Getafe: summary, score, goals, highlights, LaLiga

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Madrid v Getafe - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - September 2, 2023 Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

Real Madrid - Getafe: as it happened

FT: Real Madrid 2-1 Getafe

Bellingham keeps Real Madrid's 100% record intact with the English player reacting quickly to stab home from a spill from David Soria.

A real battle for Real Madrid today playing for the first time all season at the newly refurbished Santiago Bernabeu as they saw the visitors stun the crowd as Mayoral struck in the 11th minutes following an error from Fran Garcia.

Madrid thought they had a penalty later in the half only for the decision to be over turned by VAR.

The introduction of Toni Kroos at the interval was key in firing the home side up and Joselu bagged the equaliser after a long VAR check.

Just when it seemed that Getafe has managed to ride out the storm with keeper Soria delivering an immense performance for Jose Bordalas' side, up stepped Bellingham in the 94th minute to tap home after a rare error from Soria.

Madrid now head into the international break with four wins from four but what an impact Bellingham has had at the club as the English player has delivered one assist and has found then net five times in these four games.

Madrid top LaLiga

With 12 points from the opening four games, Real Madrid head off into the FIFA break as undisputed league leaders and are one of the five teams in Spain's top flight yet to taste defeat in the 2023-24 season.

Bellingham now on five goals in four games for Real Madrid.

Faltas cometidas
Faltas recibidas
Tarjetas amarillas
Recuperaciones de posesión
Paradas del portero

Jude Bellingham's name will dominate the headlines tomorrow but his Bernabeu debut was probably his lowest key game so far for Real Madrid as he was expertly marked by Getafe captain Djene.

Man of the match: Getafe's David Soria who single handedly kept the home side at bay through fine save after save.

There it is. 

An excellent game of football as Real Madrid threw everything at Getafe who withstood the pressure until time added on when Jude Bellingham stepped up and pounced on the only error of the day from Getafe stopper David Soria.

Still no final whistle from referee Melero.

Rodrygo strikes the bar in final minute of the game.

16 September is when Madrid are next in action as they face Real Sociedad.

Bellingham to the rescue


Real Madrid 24-4 Getafe

Fifth goal of the season for the English player.

Soria makes his first error of the day and Bellingham pounces to tap home.

Bellingham is there to score and put Madrid ahead.

Carmona clatters into Rodrygo and is the 8th man in a blue shirt on a yellow.

Lozano on for goal scorer Mayoral.

Duarte clears the danger from a Kroos free.

Another corner for Madrid and more pressure for Getafe to endure.

The German shoots on target and Soria is there once again.

Nine minutes of time set to be added.

Rodrygo tries his luck from long range but gets under the ball and blazes over.

A word of appreciation for Getafe's resilience... a masterclass in defending from Bordalas' men once again.

Getafe doing their best to run the clock down now.

Borja Mayoral carded as he grabs Rodrygo by the shirt.

Four minutes of normal time left plus at least 5-6 minutes of added time.

Bellingham needs medical treatment and this will be of concern for Gareth Southgate.

The former Dortmund man gets to his feet and trots off with just a bang.

Gaston cared for protesting.

Valverde dinks the ball into the box but Bellingham fails to get the required contact on the ball with the goal at his mercy.

Valverde replaces Tchouameni

Soria called into action once again as the keeper fists away well as Madrid are pressing from both flanks and Getafe are spending less and less time in the opposition half.

Valverde getting ready to make an entrance too.

Brahim on for Modric and Lucas Vazquez comes on for Carvajal.

Latasa off with Mata his replacement.

Carmoma takes Damian Suarez's place .

Getafe are riding out the storm with 15 minutes left.

Getafe on the rack now as Madrid look for ways through.

Rudiger has a go from distance and the German fires high and wide.

Twenty minutes remain and Madrid still push looking for the winner to maintain their 100% win rate as the clubs now set to break as the FIFA window commences next week.

Soria now carded for time wasting.

David Soria saves well once again.

Getafe are on the ropes now and dominating every aspect of the game.

In the first half, at least Bordalas' men were creating danger on the counter.

Now Carvajal strikes the woodwork.

Lovely play from Madrid as Rodrygo volleys over the bar.

Madrid are in a different gear from the team we saw in the first half.

The game is really alive now and Madrid have been boosted by the introduction of Toni Kroos in the second half.

Getafe switch as Iglesias comes on for Aleña.

Madrid go close again as Kroos again delivers a fine ball into the box, Carvajal heads and Getafe desperately clear.

Getafe have barely got into the Madrid half in the second 45' and just as we say that Aleña fires on goal and Kepa saves well.

Toni Kroos rifles the ball off the post and with the rebound Soria saves well and is becoming the hero for Getafe tonight.

The German has really made a big impact since his introductrion at the break.

What an action packed start to the half with all sorts of incidents leading to the Madrid goal. 

Possible handball from Rudiger, possible offside from Joselu and very definite handball from Djene.

Toni Kroos carded as he clips Arambarri.

Joselu draws the home side level.

The goal stands !

Looks like the goal will be chalked off.

VAR being consulted once again and it does look like the Madrid striker was offside at the start of the action.

Hold fire... Was the Madrid striker offside?

Joselu scores.

Off we go at the Bernabeu.

Alderete off for Getafe as Arambarri comes on.

Toni Kross and Nacho set to come on.

Camavinga and Garcia making way.

The teams are in the tunnel and we're just moments away from the start of the second half.

How will Madrid respond? Are Los Blancos facing the first defeat of the season?

Al will be revealed in the next 45 minutes.

So far from the start that the Bernabeu faithful would have hoped for on their return to the iconic stadium.

Despite the ire directed at referee Melero, the match official has got most of the key decisions spot on.

Borja Mayoral with the only goal of the game.

The whistle sounds and Madrid trail.

The Bernabeu crowd are far from happy as whistles reign out, mainly directed at the match official.

The game is still underway as Madrid press in the final minutes.

Rudiger carded as he collides into Mayoral.

Bellingham cutting a frustrated figure today with the former Dortmund appealing for three penalty kicks with nothing being awarded.

Four minutes of time to be added.

Final minute of normal time.

Real Madrid really missing Vini Jr today or a player who can deliver that added spark of creativiy.

Camavinga shoots from outside the box and Madrid are void of creativity.

Getafe look reasonably comfortable and are one of the teams who seem to thrive on this pressure.

David Soria pulls off another wonderful reflex stop as he denies Joselu who stabs goalwards after (another) sublime ball from Fran Garcia.

Five minutes of the half remain.

Getafe still ahead thanks to the early Borja Mayoral goal.

Jose Bordalas looks relatively relaxed on the Getafe bench.

Ancelotti looking the more animated of the coaches as his side chase the game.

I think it's fair to say that the Bernabeu crowd are not impressed by the officiating by Melero (today's referee).

Modric almost scores with a diving header following a sublime pass from Garcia. Soria pulls off a fine reflex stop and tips over.

Half an hour gone in Madrid and Getafe still in front thanks to an 11th minute goal from Mayoral.

Joselu has a shot from outside the box but just clips wide.

The game developing a clear pattern now as Madrid press and Getafe defend and look to strike on the counter.

No spot kick as it appears that Aleña clips the ball (ever so slightly) before Bellingham falls.

A really tough decision. Who would be a referee.... this will generate hours of debate of those late night chat shows !

VAR being consulted.

Bellingham clipped and the ref points to te spot.

Aleña clips the English player.

Past the 20 minute mark and Getafe are masters of 'game management' as we saw in the season opener against Barcelona.

Madrid players and the Bernabeu fans appealing for every split decision now.

Real Madrid for a handball from the Getafe keeper outside the box.

The ref checks with VAR but no foul awarded despite the protests from Carvajal.

Rodrygo with a shot from distance but the Brazilian gets under the ball and drills it into the stand.

Possession after 16': Real Madrid 61-39 Getafe (%)

Quarter of an hour gone. One shot on target and one goal for Getafe.

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Mayoral opens the scoring.

Mayoral latches onto the ball and skips round Kepa to slot home.


Getafe take the lead after a mistake from Garcia.

Ten minutes gone at the new look Bernabeu and neither keeper really been tested yet.

Latasa grabs Modric by the shirt and is correctly carded.

Wonderful play from Bellingham as he skips past Mitrovic and delivers a fine ball which Fran Garcia failed to latch onto.

Getafe set out to secure a draw at home to Barcelona in the opening game of the season.

Will Bordalas set his stall out with a similar approach for today's clash?

The new pitch too at the Bernabeu looks immaculate after the problems the club had last season with the playing surface which had to be replaced a series of times during the campaign.

Madrid moving the ball around patiently as Modric fouls Djene and Getafe get a chance to enjoy some possession.

Getafe get the game going ... We're underway!

Next up a minutes silence for all the season ticket holders who passed away during the summer months.

Four Real Madrid Feminino players who were in Aus-NZ with Spain take to the pitch with the World Cup trophy.

The sides take to the pitch.

Getafe in their classic all blue, Real Madrid of course in all white.

First time we've seen the RMCF Grada Fans in the lowers south stand behind the goal.

Looks like a full house. We'll bring confirmation of the official attendance at the interval.

For those just joining us, a reminder of the team news with kick-off just moments away.

Modric is back

Always a joy to see the Croatian midfielder in action and the veteran starts and captains Real Madrid today.

The roof is on at the Bernabeu. Possibly a first in Spanish football where a top flight game is played under a roof.

There have been thunderstorms and intense rain falling all day in Madrid,

The temperature is a mild 21C-71F.

Get inside the new Bernabéu

...with this fine four minute video shot with a drone and showcasing the newly refurbished stadium.

Madrid's busy September

With the Champions League draw being held on Friday, Madrid are pitted in a group with Napoli, Braga and Union Berlin.

The German side are the first opponents in the UCL group stage and visit the Spanish capital on Wednesday, 20 September

Bernabéu captured by Last

Celebrated football Instagrammer Danny Last was in town this week and paid a visit to the Bernabeu with his pictures capturing the majesty of the new look stadium.
Getafe launch English Twitter (X) account

Another milestone for the Azulones this week was the launch of an official Twitter (does anyone call it X?) account in English with the club already securing 13,000 followers in the space of a week.

Geta sign Greenwood

Mason Greenwood signed for Getafe for the rest of the season on a loan deal from parent club Manchester United with the player anxious to move on with his playing career after charges of rape were dropped after the player was arrested in January 2022.

Getafe XI confirmed

Jose Bordalas names his Getafe side who make the short trip to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Borja Mayoral is the key striking outlet and lines up against his former side.

Damian Suarez mans the right back position and was a major thorn in the side for Barcelona in te opening night of the season.

Real Madrid team news

Luka Modric starts today and will captain the side.

A big day for Jude Bellingham as the English player has adapted so well to life at his new club and is set for his Bernabeu debut.

Rodrygo also starts and will accompany Joselu in attack.

Kick-off time reminder

Today's Real Madrid and Getafe match at the Santiago Bernabéu will kick-off at 10.15 a.m. ET/ 7.15 a.m. PT.

Possible Real Madrid XI vs Getafe

With injury concerns still playing a major role at Real Madrid with the likes of Vinicius, Ceballos, Courtois out, Calro Ancelotti could name the following XI on Saturday: 

Kepa; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Alaba, Fran García; Tchouameni, Camavinga, Valverde, Bellingham; Rodrygo, Joselu.
Real Madrid to try out the Bernabéu’s new retractable roof for the first time

Looks like we'll get to see the retractable roof in operation with rain forecast in Madrid at kick-off.

Today's opponents Getafe have managed 4 points from their opening three games but have struggled on the short trip from the Madrid suburbs to the city centre.

Real Madrid have played their first three games of the 2023-34 season away from home and this has proved to be little of an inconvenience for Carlo Ancelotti's men as his side have recorded three wins (in Bilbao, Almeria and Vigo) and sit on top of the table with nine points.
The new look Bernabeu


The new look Bernabeu

In its glory... the new look stadium in the Chamartin area of the Spanish capital.

Today's game is the first time of the new season where the Santiago Bernabeu is open for business after an extensive stadium overhaul.

The exterior of the stadium has been totally redeveloped, a retractable roof added, the pitch has been sunk and the stadium will now host 83,000 fans.

Hello and welcome to our live LaLiga coverage ahead of the matchday 4 action as Real Madrid face Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.