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Bordelas looking forward to historic derby with Leganes

Getafe boss Jose Bordelas has talked up what will be an historic first ever top flight derby against Leganes on Friday evening.

The Madrid sides, who are based in the South of the Spanish capital have never met in La Liga before, but they will meet on Friday at the Butarque in what is shaping up to be a great game.

The home side have started the season well with two 1-0 wins coming over Espanyol and Alaves, whilst Getafe have begun with one point, holding Athletic Bilbao to a 0-0 draw on the opening day, before losing 1-0 to Sevilla.

“Whatever the result, this match will be remembered by history,” Bordalas told his pre-match press conference.

“None of our players have experienced this fixture before, many have played for Betis against Sevilla but this is another passionate encounter and we will require the full understanding of it.”

Bordelas is fully aware of Leganes’ threat and opened up about the important of getting a first victory of the season.

“Leganes are a strong side, they have good tactical discipline and do not concede many goals while they are a threat from set pieces too.

“It is important to get the first victory of the campaign as soon as possible but whilst we haven’t scored yet, we remain confident and need to stay calm.

“We are confident we will have a good season, we have not had luck so far but that will come.”

53-year-old Bordelas took the reigns of Getafe in 2016 and guided them back to La Liga through promotion last term. Prior to his arrival at Colisseum Alfonso Perez, he spent time coaching in the lower leagues and Segunda, having had two spells with Alcorcon and Alicante.

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