First Division - Day 19

Getafe 1 - Atlético Madrid 1

Getafe: Sánchez Broto; Pulido, Belenguer, Nano, Pernía; Mario Cotelo, Diego Rivas, Vivar Dorado, Riki; Craioveanu (Albiol 80'), Michel (Pachón 46', Yordi 71'). 4-4-2.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Molinero, Perea, García Calvo, Antonio López; Ibagaza, Luccin, Marcelo Sosa (Jorge 36'), Gronkjaer; Salva (Paunovic 51'), Fernando Torres. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Getafe: Michel for Gabi / Atlético: Molinero, García Calvo for Aguilera, Pablo.

0-1. 37. Jorge. Following up after keeper saved from Torres and Salva.
1-1. 63. Pachón. Got on the end of Riki's cross to turn ball in on far post.

Atlético Madrid lost an opportunity to close up on the leaders after they were held to a 1-1 draw by city neighbours Getafe. César Ferrando's side had most of the early play, but both Salva and Fernando Torres failed to convert chances in the opening quarter of an hour. The hosts started to get back in the game though, and Ferrando made what was to be an inspired change, bringing on Jorge for Sosa to allow Ibagaza to move into the centre. And less than a minute later the substitute had got his name on the scoresheet, firing the ball into the net after Sánchez Broto had made two consecutive saves from Torres and then Salva.

The visitors seemed to be on the way to victory when Pulido was sent off for a second bookable offence just before the half time whistle. But Craioveanu hit the post from a free kick as the hosts fought back, and half time substitute Pachón levelled the scores when he got on the end of Riki's cross after a good team move later in the second half. After that there were few scoring chances, although Getafe could even have won it when Vivar Dorado went close in the dying minutes.