Witness the complete replay and highlights of the clash between Atletico Madrid and Getafe. This exciting encounter is part of the 2023/2024 LaLiga season, specifically Matchday 18. The action kicks off at 20:30 GMT on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. The referee for this game is the esteemed José Luis Munuera Montero from Spain, and the venue is the iconic Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano in Madrid. For more details, visit here.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Full Match Reports
Diego Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid squandered the opportunity to secure their 18th consecutive La Liga victory at the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium, relinquishing a two-goal lead in the late stages to settle for a 3-3 draw with Getafe.
Despite winning only one of their last three La Liga matches, the first half brought an unexpected setback for Simeone as star defender Stefan Savić received a first-half red card, a scenario not on the manager’s wish list. The Serbian was sent off for two yellow cards within 23 minutes, the second for a reckless forearm strike on Getafe winger Jaime Mata. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Atlético found the energy to take the lead before halftime, with in-form Antoine Griezmann extending his goal tally. Left unmarked in the penalty area, the Frenchman expertly converted Rodrigo Riquelme’s first-time cross, giving Atlético an improbable lead.
The second period began frantically, with Getafe quickly finding an equalizer as Borja Mayoral’s looping header caught Jan Oblak off guard. Parity lasted only 16 minutes as Marcos Llorente turned provider for substitute Álvaro Morata, whose downward header left Getafe goalkeeper David Soria with little chance.
Atlético’s fortunes improved further when Damián Suárez’s lapse of concentration led to a penalty for a foul on Mario Hermoso. Griezmann, as he did in the first half, confidently struck the penalty beyond Soria.
In a departure from Atlético’s usual defensive resilience, a collapse allowed Getafe back into the game. Óscar Rodríguez cut the deficit with a drilled effort from inside the penalty area, and in added time, Getafe had the chance to secure a point from the spot. A handball by Riquelme was confirmed by VAR, and Mayoral calmly converted from 12 yards. Getafe, much like their previous visit to the Metropolitano, departed with something to show for their efforts, bringing an end to Atlético’s 17-match winning streak.
Man of the Match: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).