Getafe Vs. Real Madrid 2012: Madrid Falls 2-1 to the Azulones

Real Madrid drew last week to open their La Liga campaign and things didn't get much better this time out. Despite taking an early lead, Los Blancos surrendered two second half goals to fall on the road to Getafe 2-1.

Real Madrid's first, best chance of the opening half came in the 16th minute when Mesut Ozil nearly gave Madrid an early lead. After several clever short passes that picked apart the Getafe defense, Ozil looked to be set-up perfectly to finish the play, but his shot went up a bit too quickly and it bounced back off the crossbar. Madrid contined to dominate the game and hammer the Getafe goal, before getting on the board in the 26th minute. Gonzalo Higuain made a great run in through the box, fighting off two defenders and getting behind goalkeeper Miguel Moya before putting the ball in the back of the net.

Getafe equalized in the 52nd minute on a set piece. While one Getafe player began the play in an offside position, he didn't affect the play and the AR ignored him, allowing Valera to get on the end of the cross and head it past Iker Casillas. Needless to day, Jose Mourinho was not impressed. He was significantly less impressed in the 75th minute when his defense was burned on a long ball that allowed Adrián Colunga to start a breakaway. The lone defender back on the play closed him down, but a perfectly time pass to a trailing Abdel Barrada doomed Madrid as Barrada beat Casillas with a low shot to give Getafe the improbable lead.

Despite late pressure and attacks, Madrid simply couldn't break through and continued their slow start to the La Liga season with more dropped points.

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