Fans Climb Tree to Watch La Liga Clash
Football fans are known for their passion and dedication to their teams, and sometimes they will go to great lengths to watch their favorite players in action. This was certainly the case on Sunday when a group of spectators climbed a large tree outside of Getafe's stadium to catch a glimpse of the match between Getafe and Barcelona.
Despite not having tickets to the game, these fans were determined to see their heroes play, so they scaled the tree outside the stadium and perched themselves on its branches. The tree provided an excellent vantage point from which to watch the action, and the fans seemed to be enjoying themselves despite the less than safe position.
Who Were the Fans?
It's not clear whether the fans were Barcelona supporters or not, as one was wearing a Paris Saint-Germain jersey, and another was sporting a Marseille shirt. Regardless of which team they supported, however, they were all united in their love of the beautiful game and their desire to see it played at the highest level.
A video of the fans perched on the branches of the tree quickly went viral, with people online sharing their thoughts on the bizarre sight. Some joked about the danger of being hit by a stray ball, while others admired their dedication to the game.
What Happened with the Match?
In the end, the match itself was a bit of a disappointment, with neither team able to score a goal despite their best efforts. Despite having multiple chances, including a shot that hit the post from Raphinha in the first half, the visitors were unable to break through Getafe's defense.
David Soria, Getafe's goalkeeper, put in a solid performance to deny efforts from Robert Lewandowski, Jordi Alba, and Franck Kessie.
Getafe also had their chances to win the match, with former Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi missing a header early on and Borja Mayoral firing wide in the dying minutes of the game.
The Aftermath of the Match
The result means that Barcelona's lead at the top of La Liga stands at 11 points, with nine games remaining in the season. Getafe, on the other hand, are four points clear of the relegation zone.
Aside from this, David Soria was named the player of the match, having made several impressive saves to deny Barcelona from scoring. Getafe's defense and goalkeeper have been impressive this season, with only one team in the bottom eight having conceded fewer goals than them.
Despite the draw, Barcelona's defense has been solid recently, with eight clean sheets in their last ten games. They are on track to tie Atletico Madrid's record of conceding only 18 goals in a La Liga season if they continue to concede at their current rate.
Barcelona will face a tough test next week when they host Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on April 23, but their fans will be cheering them on every step of the way.
Getafe, meanwhile, will be preparing for a match against Mallorca, who has won 9 out of 28 matches, on April 24.
If you want to check out other incidents where fans took extra steps to watch a match, you should check out the time fans stood on a car to watch a game and another group of fans who climbed a tree for a cricket match.