First Division - Day 18

Getafe 0 - Valladolid 3

Getafe: Pato Abbondanzieri; David Cortés, Belenguer, Cata Díaz, Licht; Pablo Hernández (Braulio 64'), Celestini, Pallardó (Gavilán 46'), Granero; Manu del Moral (Albín 76'), Uche. 4-4-2.
Valladolid: Sergio Asenjo; Pedro López, Rafa, García Calvo, Marcos; Sisi (Borja 86'), Alvaro Rubio, Vivar Dorado, Capdevila (Jonathan Sesma 86'); Víctor (Camacho 71'), Llorente. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Getafe: Pallardó, Uche for De la Red, Braulio / Valladolid: Pedro López, García Calvo, Capdevila for Cifuentes, Alexis, Jonathan Sesma.

0-1. 53. Vivar Dorado. Chested ball in after Pato dropped Capdevila free kick.
0-1. 67. Alvaro Rubio. Ran on to Llorente square pass and drove shot past Pato.
0-3. 76. Vivar Dorado. Ran through from right of goal to chip advancing keeper.

Valladolid moved up five places to twelfth after beating Getafe 0-3. The visitors were in control right from the start, with Víctor shooting just wide of the mark a couple of times early, the first after Pato Abbondanzieri dropped the ball at his feet. Pato's opposite number Sergio Asenjo (who is just over half his age) was also called upon late in the first half to stop a header from Manu, and then get a hand to the ball as Pablo Hernández tried to dribble round him.

All the goals though came after the interval, with Vivar Dorado getting his revenge for his unceremonial dismissal from Getafe last season with two, the first after Pato could only push out Capdevila's free kick into his path and the second after a run through from midfield. In between Alvaro Rubio rifled home his side's second after Llorente set him up, and Sisi could have got a fourth when he shot well wide with the goal at his mercy late on.

It was not all one way traffic however, Asenjo keeping out Manu, Granero and Gavilán, and García Calvo almost scored in his own net when he headed a cross against his own post. But Michael Laudrop's side were well beaten, and they ended the weekend below their opponents on goal difference, now only three points above the drop zone.