First Division - Day 4

Getafe 1 - Atlético Madrid 2

Getafe: Jacobo; David Cortés, Cata Díaz, Mario, Licht (Gavilán 65'); Celestini, Casquero; Guerrón (Granero 46'), Albín (Uche 65'), Manu del Moral; Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Seitaridis, Pablo, Ujfalusi, Pernía; Luis García (Maxi 61'), Paulo Assunçao Maniche (Raúl García 16'), Simao (Miguel 68'); Sinama-Pongolle, Agüero. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Getafe: Soldado for Gavilán / Atlético: Leo Franco, Pablo, Pernía, Luis García, Paulo Assunçao for Coupet, Perea, Antonio López, Maxi, Raúl García.

0-1. 28. Sinama. Pulled down long Ujfalusi cross and beat Licht to score.
1-1. 76. Albín. Steered header over keeper on near post from Granero corner.
1-2. 82. Cortés (own goal). Turned in Maxi cross under pressure from Sinama.

Yellow cards: Sinama 34', Assunçao 43', Raúl García 51', Leo Franco 63', Cortés 78', Cata Díaz 85'.

Atlético Madrid are up to third in the table, level on points with their city rivals Real Madrid, after they beat neighbours Getafe 1-2. Maniche went close with a couple of efforts before he had to go off injured, and David Cortés tested Leo Franco at the other end with a long shot. But midway through the first half Sinama-Pongolle put the visitors ahead with a well taken goal, controlling a long ball from Ujfalusi before beating Licht and shooting under the keeper.

Leo Franco was in action again either side of half time to keep out Guerrón and Casquero, and Jacobo had to be on his toes to save a Pería free kick. With a quarter of an hour to go Getafe equalised, Albín looping a header over the keeper from Granero's corner. But six minutes later Maxi got free on the right, and with Sinama-Pongolle closing in Cortés turned the ball past his own keeper. Atlético's good start to the season continues, and this year they must be considered to be one of the title favourites.