First Division - Day 36

Getafe 4 - Almería 2

Getafe: Pato Abbondanzieri; David Cortés, Cata Díaz, Belenguer, Licht; Casquero, De la Red; Granero, Albín (Contra 68'), Gavilán (Manu del Moral 46'); Braulio (Celestini 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Almería: Cobeño; López Rekarte, Carlos García, Pulido, Domingo Cisma; Juanma Ortíz, Juanito, Iriney; Kalu Uche, Paunovic, Crusat. 4-3-3.

Team changes: Getafe: Belenguer, Casquero, Gavilán for Tena, Pallardó, Contra / Almería: Cobeño, López Rekarte, Carlos García, Domingo Cisma, Juanito, Iriney, Kalu Uche, Paunovic for Diego Alves, Bruno, Acasiete, Mané, Felipe Melo, Soriano, Corona, Negredo.

0-1. 04. Crusat. Beat Pato at second attempt after keeper blocked first shot.
0-2. 12. Paunovic. Turned Crusat cross past keeper with help from Licht.
1-2. 33. Albín. Poked ball past Cobeño after David Cortés cross not cleared.
2-2. 62. Manu. Cut across edge of area and fired shot in off crossbar.
3-2. 68. Manu. Connected with Albín pass to drive low shot across keeper.
4-2. 76. Granero (penalty). After Pulido blocked Contra corner with his arms.

Getafe would appear to be safe at last after coming back from two goals down to beat Almería 4-2. Michael Laudrup's side had not won in seven league games (eleven counting cup ties), and they found themselves two down with just over ten minutes gone when Crusat and Paunovic both beat Pato.

But Albín scrambled one back before the break after the defence failed to clear a long cross from David Cortés, and two spectacular strikes from Manu del Moral in a six minute period midway through the second half turned the scoreline around. With the relieved fans celebrating Granero finished things off from the penalty spot after Pulido blocked a corner with his arms, and the locals now need a point from their last two games to be sure of staying up.