Ten-man Getafe succumbed to a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid thanks to goals from forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, yet head coach Jose Bordalas feels as though Los Blancos’ defender Nacho should have also seen red.
Bale, whose start marked the most La Liga appearances by a British player, struck in the 24th minute before Ronaldo scored his 300th and 301st La Liga goals by scoring either side of Getafe’s Francisco Portillo penalty.
Two minutes after the break Loic Remy received his second booking for catching Nacho in the face however the visitors saw a glimmer of hope when Nacho brought down substitute Jorge Molina.
Portillo made no mistake from the spot and clipped the ball past the diving Navas, but Bordalas feels the foul warranted more than just a penalty.
“In my opinion, if it was a penalty, then you have to show Nacho a second yellow,” argues Bordalas after the game.
“The game would have changed with ten versus ten.”
The loss leaves Getafe lodged in mid-table and puts an end to their impressive run of one loss in eight games including a scoreless draw away to leaders Barcelona.
Bordalas was also unhappy with the way referee Mario Melero Lopez reached his decision to give Remy his marching orders with a second yellow.
“In Rémy’s, it struck me that he whistled only but as the referee approached the Real Madrid player (Nacho), he saw that he had blood, and showed him the second. It could be a card, “he explained.
Having experienced long spells without the ball, especially in the opening 20 minutes where Real Madrid had 80% possession to Getafe’s 20%, they struggled to keep hold of the ball and rarely left their half. A characteristic Bordalas is looking to eradicate.
He said, “The team has not been what it has been the team I know throughout this season.
“It has surprised me, possibly I was wrong in some decisions. The team has paid for it with two goals on the edge of the break. We have become very defensive.”
Despite the poor showing, he does feel had Remy still been on the pitch maybe they could have come away with something.
“At the break, we have reflected. We were aware that was not us. We came out in the second half with intentions to change,” he added.
“But Rémy’s expulsion was a hard blow. And the goal on the edge of the break, too. The team has not lost the face of the game and you have to value it, “he said.
Bordalas’ men are back in action against Levante in La Liga on Saturday as they will look to put this defeat behind them and get back to winning ways.