|First Division - Day 13|
Getafe 3 - Real Madrid 1
Abbondazieri; Contra (David Cortés 57'), Cata Díaz, Mario, Licht;
Polanski (Celestini 72'), Casquero; Granero, Albín, Gavilán;
Soldado (Uche 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Getafe: Soldado for Manu del Moral / Madrid: Saviola for Higuaín.
Yellow cards: Albín 40', Pepe 45', Van der Vaart 63', Salgado 65', Guti 77', Cata Díaz 85'.
Second placed Real Madrid were beaten 3-1 by neighbours Getafe on Saturday evening, a result which puts pressure once again on coach Bernd Schuster. Albín headed in Gavilán's cross with only three minutes on the clock, and the visitors were lucky to be let off a penalty when Casillas brought down Granero soon afterwards. Raúl missed a good chance and Gago went close, but referee Pérez Burrull turned down another penalty appeal after Sergio Ramos appeared to foul Soldado close to half time.
Two minutes in to the second half Albín scored his second of the evening after Casquero put him through, cutting in from the left wing to shoot inside Casillas's near post. Saviola pulled one back a few minutes later after picking up a pass from Guti, but Getafe almost went further ahead when a shot from Polanski came back off the post in to the hands of the keeper.
There was another penalty appeal when the ball hit Salgado on the hand from close range, and with ten minutes to go Uche got the third on a quick breakaway which he started, combining with Albín. And Pérez Burrull let off the visitors once again when Pepe pushed Uche from behind as he advanced on goal in the dying minutes. A disaster though for Madrid who are now six points adrift of leaders Barcelona, and to add to Schuster's woes Sneijder, Miguel Torres and Pepe join the long list of injured players.