Without taking risks with the ball in their own field, always looking for direct play with the forwards' hairstyles, Osasuna and Getafe were almost two clones in El Sadar. At each foul in midfield, a ball into the pot. At each goal kick, pitch and fight the second play. Two almost even proposals that left the scoreboard dry (0-0) and that keep the two teams as they were, in the nobody's zone of the table, with a small cushion on the descent – seven points in the case of the Navarrese, six for the azulones— and very far from the posts that give access to Europe. In the goalless draw, at least 435 days later Chimy Ávila reappeared, a wild boar with a formidable left foot.
After breaking the two crusaders, the Argentine forward already had filming last week in a friendly against Eibar. Chimy returned to LaLiga this Saturday in minute 77. In the last gasp of the clash he had a volley inside the area after an error by Etxeita, but he hit the bitten ball and David Soria caught it without problems.
OsasunaHerrera, Aridane, Nacho Vidal, Alvaro Armada Juan Cruz, David García, Lucas Torró, Barja (Chimy, min. 76), Rubén García (Adrián, min. 76), Oier (Brasanac, min. 55), Jonathan Calleri (Roberto Torres, min. 60) and Enric Gallego (Ante Budimir, min. 61) Getafe David Soria, Mathías Olivera, Juan Iglesias, Djene, Sofian Chakla (Etxeita, min. 85), Nyom, Marc Cucurella (Chema, min. 92), Mauro Arambarri, Timor (Takefusa Kubo, min. 80), Aleñá (Sabit Abdulai, min. 84) and Kill Goals Referee Pablo González Fuertes Yellow cards Sofian Chakla (min. 1), Oier (min. 45), Marc Cucurella (min. 48), David García ( min. 67) and Mata (min. 92)
In such a surly match the chances of scoring could be counted on the fingers of one hand. In the first section it was Rubén García after a failure by Djené. The Getafe captain, Bordalás' most reliable defender, missed a clearance on a frontal ball and the Osasuna winger was left alone before David Soria. The blunder was so rude that Rubén García did not react to tame the leather. The ball was so high and so far from him that Soria had time to get out of the goal and catch it. A minute later, Arambarri received a ball from Aleñá and threw a shot to which Sergio Herrera responded with a heavy hand to send it to a corner kick.
In the season in which the Bordalás style is most discussed, the Getafe coach returned to substitute Take Kubo. The Japanese, who was one of the most prominent players in the draw against Elche the previous day, had just played two games with the Japanese under-23 team. He did not go out onto the field until the final stretch and had no weight in the game. Although Aleñá is once again a fixture in the eleven, Kubo's situation is not so clear at the moment
Chimy Ávila returns, the 'Houdini' of hell
With that transformation still pending, Getafe was a very flat set , who only knew how to play direct. On the right wing he turned sideways, with Nyom ahead of Iglesias, and never found depth. On the left, Cucurellla always helped Oliveira on defense. Cucu gave a good pass in the second half that left Aleñá with the ball on the edge of the area to finish it off. The touch of the midfielder was very tame and Herrera caught it easy. It was the only occasion that Getafe had in the second half, where Osasuna did not disturb Soria's goal either, who only worked on a good shot from Budimir in the 90. In the last minute of discount, Chimy volleyed in a play that could have rounded off his comeback in LaLiga, but the leather came out bitten. Osasuna's nine still have to wait to sing a goal again.
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