Real Madrid goes into the Spanish Super Copa second-leg against rival Barcelona knowing a victory is the only option if it is to take the first title of the season.
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Anything less will add to Madrid's disappointing start. The club is yet to win after three games, including the 3-2 defeat to Barca in the first-leg at the Nou Camp last week.
The 2-1 loss at Getafe, its first league defeat in 2012, means Real has a single point on the league board and is already five behind Barca, which won 2-1 at Osasuna.
Jose Mourinho called the defeat 'unacceptable' while refusing to blame refereeing decisions for the loss, as he had done in the first-leg when he claimed Barca's first goal to be offside.
He is looking for a response from his players, especially at dead balls where Madrid has conceded goals in both its league games to date.
"In the last games we have worked more than ever on defending dead ball situations, with only two days to go until the next game (against Barca) we can't do anymore, it's up to the players to do their jobs," he said.
One piece of good news for Madrid was the end of the transfer saga involving Luka Modric's move to the Spanish capital from Tottenham Hotspur.
Modric has been presented to Madrid fans and the player is eager to make his debut.
"I feel good, I still have to train with the rest of the team but I'm ready to play against Barca. I have not had games but I have trained with the fitness coach and worked hard and I had one game for Croatia. Hopefully I will need (only) a couple of games to get fit," he said.
Another player that may or may not feature is Barca captain Carles Puyol, who suffered a fractured cheekbone for the fourth time in his career on Sunday in a clash with Osasuna's Roland Lamah.
Puyol, who played with a specially fitted mask a few seasons ago when carrying the same injury, may still be fit to play with protection.
His central defensive partner Gerard Pique will definitely feature and he knows the importance of the first title of the season for his side.
"It's more for the title than the idea of winning it in the Bernabeu, it's a trophy and the tie is finely balanced so either side can win it. Although we are going there to try and win it, I don't think it will influence the league, which has a long way to go," he said.
On the poor start Madrid has made Puyol had the following to say:
"It's surprising, nobody expected us to be five points ahead of them after only two games, but it means nothing.
"They had gone lots of games without defeat and it's Madrid and they can go another 30 without losing.
"We are fighting against one of the best sides in the world so we have to be prepared."
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