|First Division - Day 10|
Getafe 0 - Valencia 3
Abbondazieri; Contra, Mario, Cata Díaz, Licht (Gavilán 46');
Polanski, Casquero; Manu del Moral (Uche 71'), Albín, Granero
(Guerrón 60'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Getafe: Contra, Mario, Polanski for David Cortés, Belenguer, Celestini / Valencia: Marchena, Baraja for Alexis, Vicente.
Yellow cards: Fernandes 33', Polanski 43', Cata Díaz 50', Marchena 65', Contra 66' / red cards: Soldado 45'.
Valencia beat Getafe 0-3 in the last match on Sunday evening to stay level with Real Madrid in third place. It was a lively match with both keepers in action early on, Renan saving from Albín and Polanski, and Pato keeping out a long shot from David Villa.
With just under half an hour gone though Manuel Fernandes latched on to Mata's pass to open the scoring for the visitors, and a few minutes later the locals were left with ten men when Soldado was shown a red card after a clash of heads with a theatrical Marchena.
Granero headed over at the start of the second half, and Joaquín had a goal disallowed at the other end for a borderline offside. The Spanish international winger didn't miss the next time around though, volleying a first time shot past Pato after a defender had headed up a cross.
That was enough to kill the game, but Vicente made sure with a third goal later on, picking up a pass from the right and beating a couple of defenders before steering a shot past the keeper. Valencia were back on track after their defeat against Racing last weekend, and Getafe drop down the table to eighth.