Real Madrid Faces Getafe in Madrid Derby at Santiago Bernabéu
The excitement is building as Real Madrid prepares to debut at their iconic Santiago Bernabéu stadium, albeit while it’s still undergoing renovations. Their opponents? The formidable Getafe, led by manager José Bordalás, in a thrilling Madrid derby as part of the fourth round of LaLiga EA Sports.
In this clash, Real Madrid and Getafe will battle it out at Santiago Bernabéu as LaLiga EA Sports 2023/2024 kicks off. Both teams are eager to make a strong start in the national competition. Carlo Ancelotti’s squad comes into this game with three consecutive away victories: 2-0 against Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés, 1-3 against UD Almería at Los Juegos del Mediterráneo, and a narrow 0-1 win against Celta de Vigo at Balaídos.
The standout player for Real Madrid in the early part of the season has been Jude Bellingham, who has already netted four goals. With a perfect record of 9 points from 9 available, Real Madrid stands atop the LaLiga EA Sports leaderboard.
However, the team has faced significant setbacks with long-term injuries to key players such as Courtois and Militao, both suffering from torn cruciate ligaments. Vinicius Junior is also sidelined due to a muscular injury, keeping him off the pitch for several weeks.
As the transfer window closed, Kepa Arrizabalaga joined on loan from Chelsea to guard the Real Madrid goal, already making his presence felt in the match against Celta Vigo. In defense, Alaba, Rudiger, and Nacho are expected to provide ample cover, and the club has decided not to make further defensive additions.
Real Madrid has undergone notable changes in its squad, bidding farewell to Karim Benzema, who moved to Saudi Arabia. Joselu from RCD Espanyol arrived as a replacement, and Brahim Díaz returned from Milan. Fran García, previously with Rayo Vallecano, is also back in the squad.
In midfield, the addition of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund has been a significant move, with the young midfielder putting in impressive performances. Marco Asensio left Real Madrid to join Paris Saint-Germain, marking another change in the squad.
Meanwhile, Getafe, managed by José Bordalás, is coming off a crucial victory against Deportivo Alavés (1-0). Borja Mayoral’s penalty secured their first three points of the season, adding to the draw against FC Barcelona in the opening fixture (0-0).
However, Getafe faces challenges with Enes Ünal suffering a long-term injury in the forward line. Additionally, Mauro Arambarri and Luis Milla’s absence in the midfield will be felt. Despite these hurdles, Getafe aims to make a positive impact in their visit to the Real Madrid stadium.
When is the Real Madrid vs. Getafe Match? The match is scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd, at 16:15 CET.
Where to Watch Real Madrid vs. Getafe? You can catch the action on Movistar LaLiga (Channel 54) and Movistar LaLiga 2 (Channel 57), both part of the Movistar Plus platform. For live updates on the match, stay tuned to Mundo Deportivo’s website. It’s set to be an electrifying Madrid derby you won’t want to miss!