Real Madrid drop vital points in La Liga title race following draw with Getafe

Real Madrid drop vital points in La Liga title race following draw with Getafe

- Getafe vs Real Madrid ended in a scoreless draw as all points were shared by both teams

- The home team created more scoring chances but failed to find the back of the net against the champions

- Zinedine Zidane's men are now three points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid

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Real Madrid slipped from La Liga title race after being held to a 0-0 draw by Getafe in a crucial week 31 match played at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium.

Zinedine Zidane made several changes to the squad that survived their Champions League quarter finals game against Liverpool in midweek.

The were several opportunities missed in the game and Getafe should have been two goals ahead in the opening 15 minutes.

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Jaime Mata was unlucky as he hit the post with his shot and another attempt from Enes Unal went agonizingly wide.

Los Blancos thought they had taken the lead after Mariano rounded the keeper to score from a tight angle but the referee's assistant raised the offside flag.

Vinicius Junior also headed straight towards the goalkeeper from an Alvaro Odriozola's cross.

Both teams went into the break as Getafe even came out stronger in the second half creating more chances than the La Liga champions.

Thibaut Courtois saved a deflected shot from Mauro Arambarri long range strike and the Belgian was athletic as he tipped over Mata's effort.

Both sides shared the spoils but the draw put a dent in Madrid's hopes of retaining La Liga title as they are now three points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid who thrashed Eibar 5-0.

Barcelona also have a game at hand and could move to second place if they beat Getafe in their outstanding fixture.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Eden is inching closer to making his return from injury, with the winger desperate to be fit enough ahead of a possible reunion with Chelsea in the Champions League.

Hazard sealed a stunning dream move to Real in the summer of 2019 but has failed to live up to his billing after a string of injuries that have hampered his progress.

The Belgian's first season with the Los Blancos was marked with an ankle injury which required surgery a little over a year ago.


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