Real Madrid couldn’t secure a clean sweep of victories this week as Castilla fell to a late 2-1 defeat to Getafe B. The hosts were behind after just nine minutes as Getafe took full advantage of a Mario Gila slip in his own half. Raul’s side huffed and puffed for the remainder of the game and looked to have at least salvaged a draw via the head of Hugo Duro late in the second 45. However, Getafe went back in front in the dying minutes of regulation time and Castilla couldn’t recover.
Here are three takeaways from the defeat with more analysis coming in the Castilla Corner podcast.
This game was brutal
I used to be a huge fan of the FIFA franchise and, until about three years ago, I would religiously buy the latest edition of the game. The frustration and fury I felt at full time of this match reminds of why I stopped playing FIFA. Getafe win came in spite of never really playing for it. The Madrid side scored off a mistake and seemed happy to sit back and foul their way to victory at 1-0.
After much effort and Raul going for broke with his subs off the bench, Castilla finally got their just rewards with an equalizer only for Getafe to go back in front with their second shot on target. Granted, mistakes were made on Castilla’s part that led to both goals, nonetheless, they didn’t deserve to lose on Sunday.
Duro made it two in two and his continuing form is one bright spot Raul can take from all this. The reason I bring him up again is only because he was so isolated and starved of chances for much of this match and yet still managed to find the back of the net when opportunity arose. The goal was far from easy too and required a serious workout of the young forward’s neck muscles.
Hugo Duro’s goal. Great assist by César Gelabert. pic.twitter.com/hA07GMdVVt— Real Madrid Fabrica (@FabricaMadrid) October 25, 2020
Scoring despite of not being involved is a really great trait in a striker and it was so close to being the deciding factor between Castilla losing and getting a point.
How costly will this lost be?
Its a cliche in football that every point counts, however, when you have just 18 games to realistically seal one promotion spot, that cliche couldn’t ring more true. Every time Castilla drop points this season, they will be taking their faith out of their own hands and putting it in the hands of their rivals. Given what is on the line this year, that is a risk that Castilla simply can’t take.
Getafe would have been relegated last year had it not been for the pandemic and should been put away today. Castilla can take solace in their performance and misfortune, but, can’t always rely on luck going their way if they want be in that final promotion spot later on this season.