|First Division - Day 6|
Getafe 2 - Valencia 1
García; Pulido, Belenguer, Matellán, Pernía; Diego Rivas,
Celestini (Redondo 69'); Contra, Paunovic (Craioveanu 73'), Riki; Güiza
(Pachón 81'). 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Getafe: Contra, Paunovic for Mario Cotelo, Gavilán / Valencia: Caneira, Raúl Albiol for Miguel, Albelda.
A last minute strike from ex Valencia midfielder Redondo gave Getafe a 2-1 win over Valencia, taking Bernd Schuster's side back to the top of the table pending Sunday's games. The visitors had the better of the early play and took the lead on the half hour mark when Aimar sent Vicente away for him to find the head of David Villa, the striker equalising Kempes's club record of five goals in as many games. But Riki equalised before the break after Pernía's free kick came back off the post, picking up the ball on the edge of the area and firing a shot past Cañizares before the defence had time to react.
Quique Flores was returning to the ground where he had so much success last season, and he decided to bring on Mista for the last quarter of an hour. The striker missed a chance soon afterwards, but the visitors thought they had won it when Villa forced his way through with two minutes to go and fired a shot into the net. Referee Pérez Lima disallowed the goal however for what he considered was a previous foul on Belenguer, and immediately afterwards Redondo got on the end of Riki's cross to score the winner. Tempers were frayed after that, and Villa got himself sent off as players clashed in injury time.