This was Carvajal’s position during the first half against Getafe. Receiving in the middle of the field, unable to progress and having to play with his back to goal due to the good press of Bordalás’ team.

Bellingham drifting to the flank trying to give width but this meant that Real Madrid had fewer players inside the box, being the English player the team’s top scorer.

When Carvajal pushed forward, Getafe covered the passing line to the right back, forcing Real Madrid to attack from the left wing.

In the second half, Ancelotti placed Carvajal very high, in the final third, forcing Getafe to defend in a low block, being narrow since Bordalás wanted the team to remain compact.

This allowed Real Madrid to have more space in the edge of the box, finishing many plays, such as this shot by Modric in the play prior to the equalizer or with this shot by Kroos that hit the post, creating Real Madrid more chances than in the first half.

Carvajal, in addition to giving width, attacked the back of the defense, freeing Bellingham from this task, moving inside to finish plays.

Thus came the decisive goal in added time. Getafe defending very deep, David Soria spilled Lucas Vázquez’s shot and Bellingham read the play perfectly scoring thanks to his instinct.

Good adjustment by Ancelotti at half-time for Real Madrid’s victory.

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