Atletico Madrid have won a dramatic match against Getafe FC at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Last night, they beat the visitors by a 4-3 margin of goals. With this victory, the Simeone boys entered in the top four with 39 points. On the other side, Getafe remains at the same place with 25 points after playing 24 matches.
The home team manager Diego Simeone set up his team formation in 4-4-2 against Getafe. In the front, Simeone used Luis Suarez and Matheus Cunha as the center-forward. On the other hand, Quique Sanchez Flores, the manager of Getafe, played his team in a 5-4-2 formation. His primary intention was not to concede an early goal. As a result, he deployed five defenders against the Simeone boys.
However, in the seventh minute, the home team had a great chance to take the lead. Getafe goalkeeper D. Soria fouled Luis Suarez inside the box. As a result, the match referee offered a penalty kick to the home team. Suarez took that kick, but he missed it. Anyway, Atletico Madrid hit again as they were playing very aggressively. They took the lead in the 20th minute of the match. Argentine player Angel Correa scored the goal for the Los Colchoneros.
Seven minutes later, the home team doubled their lead. This time Brazil international Matheus Cunha netted the ball in the 27th minute. But the visitors were fighting for their life to score goals. It didn’t take much time to get the first one. Getafe scored their first goal in the 30th minute as striker Borja Mayoral netted the ball for the visitors.
Scoring the first goal, Getafe FC became more aggressive. They pressed very highly after that goal. In the 37th minute, Atletico player Matheus Cunha made a handball inside the box. As a result, Getafe got a penalty kick and have scored from there. Moreover, the visitors got another penalty kick for the same reason. Enes Unal, who scored in the first penalty, also netted in the second one. Consequently, they finished the first half in front.
After the break, the home team has became a 10-man army since their defender, Felipe, was sent off in the 58th minute. However, Atletico defended well in the second half. They took the control of the midfield. Finally, the Simeone boys netted a very late goal that secured the three points in this match. Defender Mario Hermoso scored that goal in the 89th minute. In the end, Atletico Madrid won the match and have entered the top four.