Getafe, the little club that could, earned their 2nd consecutive spot in the Copa del Rey final with a 1-1 draw against Racing Santander Wednesday night. Getafe advance to the final under first year head coach Michael Laudrup.
The 1-1 draw puts Getafe through 4-2 on aggregate. El Geta now wait for the winner of the Valencia v Barcelona match to be played Thursday at 3:30pm.
The game wasn’t played without a bit of controversy however. With Getafe down 1-0 Uche made a hard challenge against Garay, which sent the Racing player to the ground. Uche appeared to plead for his teammates to play the ball out of bounds but to no avail. Getafe continued with the play, and Albín passed the ball to Casquero who in turn scored.
Racing players were livid and went in search of an answer for not playing the ball out of bounds. With Getafe simply giving shoulder-shurgs, Racing preceded to give Getafe a rough last 10 minutes, flying in with some terribly late and rough challenges, which saw Serrano sent off (but this was before the goal). It’s a wonder that all of the Getafe players escaped without any injury.
Now the little team from outside Madrid will wait until tomorrow. See a preview for Barcelona here at The Offside Barcelona (props to my friend Isaiah).