Raul García soon advanced the marker of the lions, but Mata tied immediately
Valuable point of the Athletic Club in the difficult visit to Getafe. Gaizka Garitano’s team arrive to the derby next Friday against the Real with four points after a very worked encounter, with the intensity that the situation required. It was a pity that Raúl García’s early goal had an immediate response from Mata.
The match started very well for the lions thanks to a center of Capa at the second post that Raul Garcia sent with class to the net with the left. However, Getafe soon took advantage of a low shot from Mata to draw. The locals tightened with an immediate chance from Fajr, but the match was balanced again.
The suffocating heat, which led the referee to stop the match to hydrate, led to a cadenced rhythm, in which the second plays became important. Athletic finished the first half better. Although it ended with the unfortunate news of the ankle injury De Marcos, which forced the debut of Larrazabal, second release of a puppy after Sancet to the orders of Gaizka Garitano. And Mateu did not appreciate penalty in a hand of Mata after Núñez’s header.
The team of Bordalás gave a small step in the second half and warned with a throw above Cucurella. But Athletic controlled the game. Everything was exposed to decide which detail. There were no chances. The lions finished with two corners above, demonstrating all the ambition that Garitano put with the change of Aduriz for Beñat. The Athletic works well, walking with a firm step into the championship.
Getafe CF: Soria; Damián, Djené, Cabrera, Raúl Carnero; Fajr, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Enric Gallego and Mata.
Changes: Markel Bergara for Maksimovic (40′), Nyom for Raúl Carnero (65′) and Portillo for Fajr (76′).
Athletic Club: Unai Simón; Capa, Núñez, Yeray, Yuri Berchiche; Dani García, Beñat; De Marcos, Raúl García, Muniain; and Williams.
Changes: Larrazabal by De Marcos (45′), Aduriz by Beñat (73′) and San José by Muniain (89′).
1-1. M. 5. Raúl García
1-1. M. 12. Kills
Referee: Mateu Lahoz. He admonished Capa (4′) and Damien (65′).
Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. A minute of silence was kept in the memory of a brother of José Bordalás and of the Getafe subscribers who died in the last campaign.