Getafe 1 - Hapoel Tel Aviv 2
Contra, Belenguer (Sousa 65'), Cata Díaz, Signorino; De la Red, Casquero
(Braulio 46'); Pablo Hernández, Albín, Granero; Kepa (Manu del
Moral 46'). 4-2-3-1.
A set back for Getafe after their opening win against Tottenham, the UEFA Cup debutants losing 1-2 to Hapoel Tel Aviv. Their recent good form together with the fact that their opponents are currently managerless after dropping to the bottom of their local league meant that Michael Laudrup's side were over-confident. But with only five minutes on the clock they fell behind when Badir got behind Cata Díaz to control a pass from midfield on his chest and beat Ustari.
Getafe pushed forward, with Casquero, Albín and Granero all failing to find the target. But they suffered another blow when a seemingly harmless Dego free kick was misjudged by Ustari, allowing the ball to enter the net. Laudrup brought on two fresh strikers at the break, but visiting keeper Enyeama was having an inspired night and kept out efforts from Albín, Sousa, De la Red and Granero. The spaniards did get one back in the last minute when Pablo Hernández converted a penalty, but it was too little too late.