In a crucial La Liga match, Getafe emerged as deserving winners with a convincing 3-0 triumph over a troubled Sevilla side at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. This defeat extended Sevilla’s winless streak in the league to a worrying ten games.
Sevilla, desperate to break their nine-game winless run, got off to a nightmare start when Juanlu conceded a penalty in the opening minutes. A shot struck his foot and then his hand, resulting in Borja Mayoral stepping up to calmly convert the penalty down the middle.
The hosts struggled to put pressure on Getafe’s solid defense, and the visitors came close to doubling their lead when Juanmi Latasa raced through on goal. However, he unfortunately dragged his effort wide of the far post.
Just before half-time, Getafe struck again. Mason Greenwood recovered the ball in the opposing half and skillfully picked out Jaime Mata, who maintained his composure to slot the ball past Marko Dmitrović. This further compounded Diego Alonso’s woes as his side lacked confidence and failed to pose any significant goal threat.
In an attempt to inject life into the Sevilla attack, Adnan Januzaj was introduced at halftime. He came close to scoring with a half-volley at the back post just before the hour mark, but unfortunately, the shot sailed over.
The game should have been put to bed with twenty minutes remaining when Mayoral unselfishly laid the ball off for Latasa, who found himself through on goal. However, the Real Madrid loanee inexplicably missed the target from just a few yards out.
As the final stages approached, Getafe looked comfortable, while Sevilla seemed to have run out of ideas in the attacking third. Sevilla’s misfortune was compounded when Juanlu conceded a second penalty due to another unfortunate handball. This time, Mason Greenwood stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake, prompting a mass exodus from the home supporters.
Getafe thoroughly deserved the three points, propelling them to eighth place in the league. On the other hand, Sevilla finds themselves only outside the relegation places on goal difference. Combined with their recent European exit, it appears that Diego Alonso’s time as manager may be coming to an end.
Overall, Getafe’s dominant performance showcased their strength and ability to capitalize on Sevilla’s struggles. The win serves as a significant boost for Getafe’s league position, while Sevilla faces an uphill battle to regain their form and avoid relegation.