Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has said his side were forced to ‘work hard’ but did it ‘well’ against Eibar on Friday evening.
Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side approached the game having lost on the opening day of the season and in need of a win, but they could do little about Getafe’s excellent counter attacking play, which in the end – proved decisive for the three points.
Angel Rodriguez played a somewhat quiet but starring role for the home side last season and he got his goal-scoring off to the perfect start after 18 minutes, beating Marko Dmitrović.
The game then reverted back to it’s normal style of play as Eibar continued to control the ball and it was Sergi Enrich and Kike who both were guilty of missing clear chances.
In total, the visitors had nine shots on Getafe’s goal but they failed to hit the target on any of them – and as the game filtered out – the home side made them pay once more.
Amath produced some fine wing play and found veteran striker Jorge Molina, who tapped home in the 90th minute to seal all three points for Bordalas’ side.
“We are happy because the team is in good shape at the start of the season, ” he told reporters.
“It was important because Eibar is always very difficult, we knew it, it has been a well contested match. We knew that it was going to be a difficult match, we had to be strong at home and we had to have confidence.
“With the help of our fans and the spirit the team had, we were able to get a good result.”
The result sees Getafe gain their win of the season, whilst Mendilibar’s Eibar have nothing to show in terms of points.