Madrid hit five in Getafe cruise
Real Madrid barely broke sweat as they moved within a point of Barcelona atop La Liga courtesy of a 5-1 victory over Getafe on Saturday.
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Real Madrid rotate for this afternoon’s trip to Getafe, with Raphael Varane, James Rodriguez and Isco among the new faces.
Zidane ‘angry with Madrid players’
Zinedine Zidane reportedly fumed at Real Madrid’s players on Friday for allowing their midweek comeback against Wolfsburg to enter their psyche.
Zidane: Madrid always favourites
Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid must accept they are “always” favourites after being drawn against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals.
Esnaider ‘couldn’t refuse Getafe’
Juan Esnaider says he ‘couldn’t refuse Getafe’ when offered the Coach’s job until the end of the season.
Getafe appoint Esnaider
Juan Esnaider has been named the new Coach of Getafe, taking over until the end of the season after Fran Escriba’s departure.
Official: Getafe sack Escriba
Getafe have sacked Fran Escriba as Coach after less than a season in charge and a run of 12 games without a win.
Escriba: Getafe wounded, not dead
Fran Escriba asserted Getafe “are wounded but not dead” as Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Villarreal in La Liga marked their 12th game without a win.
Marcelino: Getafe a big step
Marcelino has urged his Villarreal players to take a “big” step in securing Champions League football next season when they host Getafe on Sunday.
Escriba: I could leave Getafe
Fran Escriba has admitted that he will leave Getafe on Monday “if the club don’t think I have the strength anymore” after their 2-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.
‘Rayo-Geta loser steeped in misery’
Paco Jemez admits the losers between Rayo Vallecano and Getafe in Friday’s La Liga six-pointer will be “steeped in misery”.
Escriba ‘not worried’ about job
Fran Escriba insisted he was not worried “in the slightest” about staying on as Getafe Coach after Friday’s “worst performance” in a 1-1 draw with Eibar.
Leon ‘ready to die’ for Getafe
Pedro Leon says he will “die” with Getafe in his blood after issuing a rallying cry to his struggling teammates ahead of Friday’s match against Eibar in La Liga.
Pique: Barca WILL score penalties
Gerard Pique has insisted that Barcelona will score penalties “when we have to in big games” after another miss on Saturday against Getafe.
‘Suarez has played 850,000 times!’
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique justified his decision to drop Luis Suarez against Getafe on Saturday as the forward “has played 850,000 games”.
Six of the best for Barca
Barcelona enjoyed complete control against Getafe as they put six past the La Liga strugglers in a 6-0 victory at Camp Nou on Saturday.
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Luis Suarez is among the five Barcelona players rested for today’s La Liga visit of Getafe.
Enrique: Barca, look at Bayern!
Luis Enrique has warned his Barcelona players to avoid complacency against Getafe in La Liga on Saturday. “There’s the German case with Bayern...”
Torres: Barca disrespected us
Getafe President Angel Torres says Barcelona players showed his club a lack of respect the last time the two clubs met.
‘Even Barca aren’t as good away!’
Unai Emery claimed “even Barcelona are much stronger at home than away” after Sevilla’s winless away form continued at Getafe on Saturday.
Emery: Getafe a small final
Unai Emery admits Sevilla’s trip to Getafe in La Liga on Saturday “really is a small final” as he retains slight faith in catching Villarreal.
Lacen: Getafe are really bad
Mehdi Lacen heavily criticised his own team after Getafe’s thrashing at Las Palmas. ‘We have to realise we’re really bad as a team.’
‘Getafe need strong mentality’
Fran Escriba cited the need for a ‘strong mentality’ to arrest Getafe’s slump after a heavy defeat at Las Palmas.
‘Getafe have to win now’
Getafe Coach Fran Escriba admits the team is ‘hurt’ by a run of six straight defeats and ‘we have to break this streak.’
‘Getafe will stop losing…’
Las Palmas Coach Quique Setien warns Getafe’s run of defeats will come to an end and it could be against his side.
Michel: I could coach Madrid
Former Real Madrid midfielder Michel believes he is ‘as capable as anyone’ of taking the Spain or Santiago Bernabeu bench.
‘Celta have Getafe incentive’
Celta Vigo Coach Eduardo Berizzo believes his side have an extra incentive as they go to Getafe, a ground at which they have never won.
Pereira cleared for Getafe bow
Alvaro Pereira is free to debut for Getafe this weekend after his eight-game suspension was dismissed.
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