Getafe (Madrid), Nov 10 (EFE) .- Getafe could not overcome the wall built by Osasuna and both teams signed a goalless draw at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum in a match with few occasions that debutante thrashed by 'accident' Sergio Herrera
In a week in which the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated, the Navarrese team honored the date and became entrenched in the feud of the Azulon team, which dominated many sections of the game with few occasions that did not arrive To good port. Just three, in the end, Jorge Molina and the Uruguayan Mauro Arambarri, who saved Herrera with a couple of paradones.
The substitute goalkeeper for Osasuna was decisive by chance. Ruben Martinez's injury in the first part caused his exit to the field and his interventions were undoubtedly key to the Navarre team.
And, after the punctures of Granada in the last three days, Getafe and Osasuna aspired to become the fashion teams of the competition. Both, among the humble, and next to the Real Sociedad, a step above, are clearly the pleasant surprises of LaLiga Santander.
In addition, the prize was not just that, a symbolic prize. At stake was also approaching European positions and even settling in them. And both teams arrived at the event at a good time, with Osasuna celebrating their unbeaten match record at El Sadar stadium and with Getafe happy after adding four victories in their last five league games.
Although the men of Jose Bordalas were choked by Basel days ago in the Europa League, the signs were not bad in the blue team. He lost in Switzerland 2-1 with somewhat badly annulled Angel Rodriguez out of play. His players, those who lost, were all except the Serbian Nemanja, mass substituted to face the clash against Osasuna.
Meanwhile, Jagoba Arrasate opted to bog the game with five defenses. He placed the Argentine Facundo Roncaglia on the right side and advanced ahead of the four defender line to Nacho Vidal. In this way, he built a wall almost impossible to penetrate.
He played to resist and hit in some sporadic play. First, he got it in the first part. The second, no. Only restless with a shot by Roberto Torres. Nothing else. And, the Getafe, with the Brazilian Robert Kenedy insistent but with the Maksimovic-Arambarri duo of the center of the field disappeared, barely generated chances.
They were from Angel, with a volley that repelled goalkeeper Ruben Martinez before leaving the pitch with pains in his right knee after colliding with the striker of Getafe, and Jason Remeseiro, who met Aridane Hernandez's body in a auction with good direction.
There was nothing but a tremendous traffic jam in which no one advanced. The Getafe tried more, but found no gaps between so many legs. Marc Cardona, another of Osasuna's novelties, fought against the world above. In the end, the first 45 minutes were sterile.
After the resumption the tonic was the same. Without modifications in the schemes, in the ideas and in the players, everything remained the same. Even, Osasuna gradually managed to eat ground to his rival, whose ideas went out.
Even so, the Navarre painting did not lavish at times. His step forward was useless, just for a header from Ruben Garcia after a free kick that stopped David Soria without problems, while another header from Angel disturbed Sergio Herrera.
Then, Bordalas and Arrasate waved the benches a bit with the entrance of Jaime Mata and Brandon Thomas. In the last twenty minutes, Getafe, with three strikers, took the initiative again to approach victory.
Jorge Molina had it in his hand, but he finished off the crossbar one chance at a clear point when he had everything in favor to overtake his team. It was practically the only brick that opened Osasuna from its wall, which was also scared with two shoes from the Uruguayan Mauro Arambarri well saved by the hero Sergio Herrera.
In the end, not even with three strikers on the field was Getafe able to score to take three points with which the day would have ended in European positions. Osasuna, with a good defensive proposal and with the outstanding appearance of Herrera, took a very valuable point in a complicated stadium like the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
— Data sheet:
0.- Getafe: Soria; Nyom, Djene, Cabrera, Cucurella; Jason (Jaime Mata, m.74), Arambarri, Maksimovic, Kenedy (Portillo, m. 81); Jorge Molina (Enric Gallego, m.85) and Angel.
0.- Osasuna: Ruben (Sergio Herrera, m. 16); Roncaglia, Aridane, David Garcia, Estupinan; Vidal (Brandon, m. 58); Roberto Torres, Oier, Brasanac, Ruben Garcia; and Marc Cardona (Fran Merida, m. 82).
Referee: Cesar Soto Grado (Riojano Committee). He admonished Nacho Vidal (m.50), Ruben Garcia (m. 75), Brandon (m. 76) and Oier (m.83) by Osasuna, and Jorge Molina (m. 81) and Nyom (m.90 ) from Getafe.
Incidents: match corresponding to the thirteenth day of LaLiga Santander played in the Alfonso Perez de Getafe Coliseum before 10,558 spectators. EFE