Getafe – Valencia: Getafe Assert Their Top Four Credentials With Resounding Victory Against Valencia (3-0)
Getafe’s encounter against Valencia was a crucial fixture for two sides harboring ambitions of playing Champions League football next season. However, what manifested was a domineering display from the hosts, whose superiority throughout the game was duly rewarded in the second half with three goals against lackluster opposition.
Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
Under the tutelage of José Bordalás, Getafe so far has sustained the levels of excellence established in an impressive campaign last year that culminated towards a fifth-placed finish. They came into this encounter level in third place with Sevilla and a three-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, visitors Valencia have stabilized under manager Albert Celades in the aftermath of Marcelino’s acrimonious departure. Having also won three of their four league games following the winter break, Valencia found themselves in fifth, just two points behind opponents Getafe going into this encounter.
Getafe lined up in their typical 4-4-2 shape. Manager José Bordalás made one solitary change to the eleven that started against Athletic Club in their previous fixture, asstriker Jorge Molina stepped up from the bench to replace Deyverson as Jaime Mata’s partner in attack.
Likewise, Celades lined up Valencia in their own 4-4-2 shape, making three changes to the eleven that started against Celta de Vigo in their last league fixture. Mouctar Diakhaby replaced the injured Ezequiel Garay at center-back whilst Kondogbia partnered stalwart Dani Parejo in central midfield instead of Francis Coquelin, and Rodrigo joined Maxi Gómez up front, relegating Daniel Wass from the side.
Getafe stifle Valencia’s attack
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