First Division - Day 14

Villarreal 3 - Getafe 3

Villarreal: Diego López; Javi Venta (Ángel 42'), Gonzalo, Godín, Capdevila; Cazorla, Marcos Senna (Nihat 76'), Eguren, Pires (Ibagaza 63'); Rossi, Altidore. 4-4-2.
Getafe: Pato Abbondazieri; Contra, Cata Díaz, Mario (Rafa 46'), Licht; Polanski, Casquero; Granero (David Cortés 57'), Albín, Gavilán; Uche (Soldado 80'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Villarreal: Gonzalo, Godín, Marcos Senna, Pires for Fuentes, Cygan, Bruno, Ibagaza / Getafe: Uche for Soldado.

0-1. 09. Granero. Struck volley past Diego López after Albín headed on cross.
0-2. 17. Gavilán. Got on end of Contra's cross to fire shot back across keeper.
0-3. 30. Casquero. Drove low shot wide across goal after Gavilán laid ball back.
1-3. 55. Pires. Charged down Pato's clearance after keeper saved from Altidore.
2-3. 83. Eguren. Finished off after Godín headed back Ibagaza free kick.
3-3. 85. Rossi. Picked up Capdevila cross and struck angled shot across Pato.

Yellow cards: Casquero 27', Mario 34', Gavilán 52', Gonzalo 58'.

Second placed Villarreal drop further behind the leaders after they were held to a 3-3 draw by Getafe, although they have to be thankful for a point after trailing by three goals at the interval. Víctor Muñoz's side are having a good run against the top clubs, the only team to pick up a point against Barcelona in ten games and winners against Real Madrid last weekend. And they went ahead early on, Granero controlling Albín's headed pass on his chest before volleying past Diego López.

The locals came close to equalising when Godín headed a corner against the bar, but soon afterwards Gavilán fired a first time shot back past the keeper from Contra's long cross to make it two. And with half an hour on the clock the game seemed to be over when Casquero scored his side's third with an angled shot after Gavilán laid the ball in from the left.

Ten minutes in to the second half however Pires got one back with a lucky rebound after the defence had failed to clear a header from Altidore, and Villarreal were back in the match. It was not until seven minutes from the end though that Eguren flicked in the second after Godín headed back Ibagaza's free kick, but two minutes later Capdevila's cross fell kindly to Rossi, who drilled a shot past Abbondanzieri to equalise. There was still time for Rossi to fire another shot across goal, but it went wide of the mark. A game of two halves as they say, and both sides can be happy with their bit.