First Division - Day 1

Sevilla 4 - Getafe 1

Sevilla: Palop; Hinkel, Fazio, Dragutinovic (Renato 54'), Antonio Puerta (Duda 31'); Jesús Navas, Keita, Maresca, Diego Capel; Luis Fabiano, Kanouté (Kerzhakov 72'). 4-4-2.
Getafe: Pato Abbondanzieri; David Cortés, Belenguer, Cata Díaz, Licht; Pablo Hernández, Celestini, Sousa, Nacho (Mario 46'); Uche (Alberto 66'), Kepa (Mario Cotelo 31'). 4-4-2.

0-1. 02. Pablo Hernández. Curled free kick over wall and into top corner of net.
1-1. 47. Jesús Navas. Steered far post header wide of Pato from Duda's centre.
2-1. 67. Luis Fabiano. Header past keeper after Kanouté headed on Duda cross.
3-1. 69. Kanouté. Turned Keita's driven cross into far corner from near post.
4-1. 82. Kerzhakov. Got on the end of Duda's cross to head pack past Pato.

Sevilla came back from a goal down to beat Getafe 4-1 in the first league match of the season. The match was overshadowed though by the collapse of Antonio Puerta on the pitch during the first half, the Sevilla player being rushed to an intensive care unit where he is reported to be seriously ill.

Having already won the Spanish Super Cup, the Andalusians were in confident mood. But they found themselves behind in only the second minute when Pablo Hernández curled a free kick past Palop. Kepa had a chance to make it two, but the visitors found themselves with nine men by half time after referee Turienzo Alvarez sent off Sousa for a second bookable offence, and then Cortés for a hard tackle on Diego Capel.

Laudrup started to make defensive changes, but just two minutes after the restart Jesús Navas got on the end of a cross from Duda to head past Pato and level the scores. And twenty minutes later the hosts scored two more in three minutes, the first when Luis Fabiano finished off after Kanouté flicked on Duda's centre, and the second when Kanouté got ahead of his marker to turn Keita's fierce cross past Pato.

Juande started to rest players for the upcoming Champions League qualifier, and Kerzhakov came on to make it four, again with a header from Duda's cross. Sevilla start the season with a good win, but it could have been very different without those two red cards.