First Division - Day 36

Sevilla 3 - Getafe 0

Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves (Crespo 57'), Javi Navarro (Bruno 78'), Escudé, David; Jesús Navas (Fernando Sales 66'), Martí, Maresca, Adriano; Saviola, Luis Fabiano. 4-4-2.
Getafe: Luis García; Contra (Pachón 72'), Pulido (Belenguer 62'), Tena, Pernía; Mario Cotelo, Diego Rivas, Alberto, Nano (Vivar Dorado 46'); Paunovic, Riki. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Sevilla: David, Maresca, Saviola, Luis Fabiano for Jordi, Fernando Sales, Antonio Puerta, Kepa / Getafe: Mario Cotelo, Alberto, Nano, Paunovic for Vivar Dorado, Redondo, Gavilán, Güiza.

1-0. 21. Pulido (own goal). Headed ball past own keeper from Martí free kick.
2-0. 32. Saviola. Ran ball in to net after Maresca shot pushed out by Luis García.
3-0. 40. Luis Fabiano. Steered header down past keeper from Daniel Alves cross.

Sevilla took advantage of Celta's defeat to close to within a point of them in the table and consolidate sixth spot after defeating Getafe 3-0. With their side qualified for the UEFA cup final there was a festival atmosphere in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, and a relaxed team raced in to a three goal lead by the break.

The first goal came somewhat fortunately when Pulido headed Martí's free kick back in to his own net under challenge from Javi Navarro, and Saviola made it two with half an hour on the clock after Luis García fumbled a shot from Maresca. Luis Fabiano put an easy chance over the top and then brought a good save out of the keeper before finally getting his name on the scoresheet with a well-aimed header from a Daniel Alves cross, and it was all over.

The visitors did get a chance or two after the break as Juande Ramos rested some of his key players, in particular an angled shot from Mario Cotelo just wide of the target, but nothing really to trouble Palop.