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Sergio Ramos celebra su gol en Getafe
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An early goal from Sergio Ramos hands us three vital points and a six-point cushion above the danger zone
Cuerpo Superior

It was a tough match as always at the Coliseum, but we secured a hard-fought win on Holy Saturday in the captial. Victory was essential after Cádiz's win last night, which left the gap to the relegation zone at just three points going into today's match. An opportunistic goal from Sergio Ramos, right at the start, ended up deciding a game in which Getafe pressed, especially in the middle of the first half and in the closing stages when they had nothing to lose. Fortunately, the home side were unable to find their reward and Quique Sánchez Flores' side can breathe a sigh of relief upon picking up a second win at this notoriously tricky venue this season.

Things started off excellently, with a corner kick from Acuña falling to Ramos at the far post to put us ahead in the first notable action of the game. The goal didn't have too much influence there onwards as both teams continued to test each other without creating anything too dangerous. However, almost halfway through the first half, the opponent almost made a breakthrough. In a series of unforced errors from our backline, Nyland was the hero to deny Yellu first, then Maksimovic and then Greenwood, who the Norwegian international stopped in a double clear-cut chance in which the goalkeeper himself suffered an untimely slip.

There were disallowed goals for each time in either half

Bordalás's team were profligate in front of goal, missing several clear chances and being denied by the exceptional Nyland on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, Sánchez Flores's side could have doubled their lead with a Ramos header saved well by Soria and Isaac seeing his effort come back off the post from the rebound. Ramos also had a goal disallowed for offside after heading home.

In the second half, the team managed to tighten up at the back to preserve the lead, despite creating limited chances going forward. Jaime Mata did have the ball in the back of the net, but he too was adjudged to be in an offside position. In extra time, the Norwegian came to the rescue once again, producing a top save from Milla's long-range shot.

The sight of Lucien Agoumé back on the pitch after injury was a welcome one, introduced by Quique on the hour mark, before Djibril Sow, Juanlu, Adrià Pedrosa and Dodi Lukebakio were also given minutes in the latter stages. Aided by these reinforcements, we held on for a vital win at a crucial time after returning to action following the international break. We are now set for another two week break due to the final of the Copa del Rey, which will be played on Saturday at La Cartuja. After that, a tough assignment awaits as the team travel to face UD Las Palmas at the Gran Canaria Stadium.

Cuerpo Inferior


0. GETAFE CF: David Soria, Djené, Alderete, Gastón (Diego Rico, 62'), Iglesias (José Ángel, 71'), Ilaix Moriba (Mata, 62'), Milla, Yellu (Latasa, 80'), Maksimovic, Óscar (Aleñá, 71') and Greenwood.

1. SEVILLA FC: Nyland, Ocampos (Juanlu, 81'), Badé (Agoumé, 65'), Sergio Ramos, Kike Salas, Acuña (Pedrosa, 88'), Soumaré, Gudelj, Óliver Torres (Sow, 81), Isaac Romero (Lukebakio, 88') and En-Nesyri.

GOALS: 0-1, 5': Sergio Ramos.

REFEREE: Javier Iglesias Villanueva, del colegio gallego. Yellow cards for Kike Salas, Soumaré, Gudelj, Acuña, Óscar Rodríguez, Diego Rico, Mata and Aleñá.