First Division - Day 2

Getafe 1 - Mallorca 2

Getafe: Sergio Sánchez; Mario Cotelo, Tena (Craioveanu 65'), Nano, Pernía; Gallardo, Diego Rivas, Vivar Dorado, Riki (Gabi 70'); Pachón, Yordi. 4-4-2.
Mallorca: Moyà; David Cortés, Ballesteros, Fernando Niño, Poli; Pereyra (Marcos 65'), Farinós; Marcos Vales (Iván Ramis 85'), Jorge López, Arango (Delibasic 69'); Luis García. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Getafe: Riki for José Antonio / Mallorca: Ballesteros, Farinós, Jorge López for Müller, Marcos, Campano.

0-1. 39. Luis García. Following up after Sánchez beat out long Marcos Vales shot.
0-2. 52. Arango. Ran on to pass from Luis García to shoot low past keeper.
1-2. 83. Nano. Rose above defence to head on Craioveanu's long free kick.

Getafe's first ever home match in the first division was spoilt by Mallorca, who came away with the three points after winning 1-2. A record 13,000 crowd turned up at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum, and Yordi came close to giving them something to cheer about in the opening minutes when went close.

But six minutes before the break Luis García (who almost joined Getafe in the summer) opened the scoring after Sergio Sánchez could only beat away a long shot from Marcos Vales, and the ex Real Madrid forward then set up Arango for a second goal soon after the restart.

The introduction of Craoiveanu gave the local fans some hope, and it was his free kick which set up Nano to pull one back. But when Moyà stretched to keep out Pachón's last minute header it was all over, and the cruel reality of football at the top level hit home. Getafe are already in the bottom three without a point to their name, and it looks like it is going to be a long, hard season for them.