First Division - Day 34

Getafe 1 - Atlético Madrid 4

Getafe: Pato Abbondanzieri; Contra, Belenguer, Tena, Paredes; Redondo (Pachón 75'), Celestini, Casquero, Nacho (Vivar Dorado 46', Albín 67'); Manu del Moral, Güiza. 4-4-2.
Atlético: Pichu Cuéllar; Seitaridis, Zé Castro, Eller, Antonio López; Luccin (Costinha 65'), Maniche; Galletti, Jurado (Agüero 67'), Petrov; Fernando Torres (Maxi 81'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Getafe: Contra, Tena, Paredes, Redondo for David Cortés, Alexis, Licht, Mario Cotelo / Atlético: Seitaridis, Zé Castro, Luccin, Maniche, Petrov, Fernando Torres for Perea, Pablo, Pernía, Costinha, Agüero, Mista.

0-1. 02. Fernando Torres. Ran on to Maniche pass and clipped shot past Pato.
0-2. 17. Maniche. Ran on to long Petrov pass and shot wide of keeper.
1-2. 60. Manu Del Moral. Poked ball inside post after Tena headed cross on.
1-3. 65. Fernando Torres. Picked up Maniche pass and rounded Pato to score.
1-4. 88. Galletti (penalty). After ball hit Belenguer on arm inside area.

Atlético Madrid consolidated sixth spot after beating city rivals Getafe 1-4, bringing Bernd Schuster's side back to Earth with a bump following their epic cup win over Barcelona midweek. It was first home defeat for the locals since the turn of the year, and the biggest scoreline against them of the season.

Maniche set up Fernando Torres for the opening goal with only two minutes on the clock, and scored a second himself after running on to Petrov's through ball just a quarter of an hour later. But the locals rallied, Güiza having a shot cleared from the goalmouth by a defender before the break, and then having a headed goal disallowed for offside soon after the restart.

Manu del Moral finally got one back for Getafe on the hour mark, poking a shot past Pichu Cuéllar after the defence failed to clear a corner. But Torres got his second of the night five minutes later, Maniche once again the provider as the Spanish international striker rounded Pato to score.

It was proving to be a disastrous night for La Liga's leading keeper, and having kept out efforts from Eller and Maxi he was beaten for a fourth time by a Galletti penalty after referee Lizondo Cortés ruled that Belenguer had handled in the area. It could have been even worse had Paredes not headed off the line from Maxi in injury time, but having almost certainly tied up a UEFA cup spot for next season by reaching the cup final, even the heavy defeat didn't really matter that much.