First Division - Day 3

Alavés 3 - Getafe 4

Alavés: Bonano; Edu Alonso, Sarriegi, Téllez (Mena 69'), Poli (Wesley 46'); Astudillo, Juanito; De Lucas, Jandro (Arthuro 85'), Nené; Aloisi. 4-2-3-1.
Getafe: Luis García; Contra, Belenguer, Matellán, Pernía; Cubillo, Celestini; Mario Cotelo, Riki (Pachón 81'), Gavilán (Pulido 72'); Güiza (Paunovic 88'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Alavés: Téllez, Aloisi for Rubén Navarro, Bodipo / Getafe: Cubillo for Diego Rivas.

1-0. 05. Nené (penalty). After Matellán fouled De Lucas in the area.
1-1. 07. Belenguer. Glancing header wide of Bonano from Gavilán's free kick.
2-1. 12. Nené. Picked up pass from Jandro and ran on to poke shot past Luis.
2-2. 25. Riki. Collected pass from midfield and rounded keeper to score.
2-3. 38. Riki. First time shot from Matellán's long pass which went in off Bonano.
2-4. 50. Pernía. Bent free kick from right of area over top of defensive wall.
3-4. 65. Nené (penalty). After Matellán handled ball inside penalty area.

Getafe are the leaders of the first division for the first time in their history after coming out on top in a seven goal thriller at Alavés, who ended the day at the bottom of the table.

The home side started well, Aloisi going close twice before De Lucas opened the scoring from the penalty spot. But Belenguer headed an equaliser just a couple of minutes later, and although Nené restored the lead, Riki made it all square again with less than half an hour on the clock.

The locals should have gone back in front when De Lucas headed a Téllez pass just wide, and they paid the price when Riki took advantage of mistakes by Poli and Bonano to give Bernd Schuster's side the lead.

Chuchi Cos brought on Wesley at half time and reorganised his defence, but they could do nothing to stop Pernía from scoring a fourth with a well struck free kick just five minutes after the restart.

A quarter of an hour later Nené completed his hat-trick with another penalty to close the gap. But despite throwing everything forward the hosts could not get the goal they needed to save a point, and they could have let in another when Sarriegi cleared from Güiza with the keeper beaten on a rapid breakaway near the end.