Paging Nuri Sahin. Please return immediately to Real Madrid, do not stop at duty free to pick up chocolate bonbons, board the next flight. We have a problem. Only one point against the also rans. Luka may not do it.
Getafe's heroes were Juan Valera with a superbly placed header and then Abdel Barrada, the pick of the Azulones, in a breakaway with Adrian Colunga, finishing with aplomb. The Merengues were let down by a point blank Mesut Oezil miss and some terrible defending on set pieces as Jose Mourinho shuffled his pack bringing in Karim Benzema, Jose Callejon, and Alvaro Morata, but to no avail. Gonzalo Higuain scored for the second match in a row finishing off a heads up play by Angel Di Maria.
How bad was it? Fabio Coentrao received a red card for yelling sweet nothings at the referee from the sidelines. Real are now five points adrift of Barca and in the football world that is a chasm between the two titans. Afterwards, Mourinho did not mince words.
" Getafe's win was well deserved. Real Madrid played terribly. It's one of those matches that did not frustrate me. I was not at all surprised by the final score based on what I observed during the game. The way we played was unacceptable".