28 July 2012
Real Madrid Castilla set foot once again on the Alfredo Di Stéfano pitch for their first pre-season test against another reserves team, Getafe B. Although the teams now play in different leagues, the opposition was a well-known rival for the whites. Toril’s team began their next and exciting campaign that will start in the Second Division with a victory. Madrid overcame Getafe B thanks to two strikes from Mosquera in an encounter that saw the debut of new signing Quini. The team’s next game is on Tuesday with the visit of Guadalajara.
After ten days of intense preparation, Real Madrid Castilla set foot on Di Stéfano’s pitch to play the first of six friendlies scheduled during pre-season to prepare for their return to the Second Division. Their first rival was Getafe B, an opponent well known by the reserve team due to their time in the Second B Division, who arrived at the Di Stéfano stadium with the energy and motivation that is typically displayed by teams facing Madrid. However, the Whites wanted to start their first challenge in the same fashion that they ended last season, with a victory. Getafe were given no chance to settle, conceding their first goal via a powerful free kick from Mosquera into Tomeu’s goal in the fifth minute.
The home side continued with the same rhythm in order to maintain their advantage, with Omar having an opportunity to score the second in the tenth minute but going wide with his cross shot. The intensity of both sides during the early stages waned until a series of plays at the half hour mark saw Madrid react. Arturo, Dani Gómez and Samuel Sáiz could have equalised, but Tomás cleared the first shot, the second opportunity was a header that hit the post and the third attempt saw the ball go over the crossbar.
Toril made several changes after the break, bringing José Rodríguez, Sobrino, Cristian, Ríos and Quini, making his debut in a white shirt, onto the pitch. The visitors began to press more in this half and could have made it 1-1 with an opportunity similar to first goal. However, Kike’s powerful left-footed show went wide. The Whites responded to this set piece through Acuña, who came close to making it 2-0 in the eightieth minute in a head-to-head with Toni but was unable to shoot on goal. And in the eighty-eighth minute it was Toni with an opportunity to equalise during a counter-attack, but whose left-footed shot went wide. In extra time Mosquera sealed the victory from the penalty spot, making it 2-0. This was to be the last of the encounter’s action.