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First Division - Day 3

Deportivo 2 - Getafe 2

Deportivo: Manu; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Colotto, Claudio Morel; Antonio Tomás, Rubén Pérez; Urreta (Desmarets 42'), Michel (Lassad 39'), Guardado; Adrián (Riki 80'). 4-2-3-1.
Getafe: Ustari (Codina 15'); Miguel Torres, Cata Díaz, Marcano, Mané; Boateng, Mosquera; Manu del Moral, Dani Parejo, Arizmendi (Miku 70'); Colunga (Casquero 80'). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 33. Colotto (own goal). Deflected ball in to net from off-target Colunga shot.
1-1. 49. Guardado (penalty). After Marcano stopped Desmarets shot with hand.
2-1. 56. Guardado (penalty). After Boateng kicked Colotto in face trying to clear.
2-2. 69. Arizmendi. Cut in from right wing and struck angled shot over Manu.

Yellow cards: Mosquera 24', 79', Marcano 48', Boateng 55', Cata Díaz 55', Manu del Moral 66', Lassad 88' / red cards: Mosquera 79'.

Goals at last for Deportivo fans to enjoy, although for the third time in a row they had to settle for a share of the points after a 2-2 draw with Getafe on Monday night. The game got off to a sluggish start, and another night without goals seemed on the cards until a wayward shot from Colunga hit Colotto on the ankle and rebounded in to the defender's own net.

After that though things livened up, and Depor turned the scoreline around early in the second half with two Guardado penalties, the first after Marcano handled a shot from Desmarets, and the second (at the second attempt) after Boateng's attempt at a high clearance only resulted in him kicking Colotto in the face. A quarter of an hour later Arizmendi levelled the scores again against his old club with the goal of the night, although his shot from a wide angle may have taken a deflection off a defender to fly over the head of Manu.

The action continued, Manu Del Moral rattling the crossbar, Mosquera getting himself sent off for a second bookable offence, and keepers Codina (who had replaced the injured Ustari early on) and Manu both having to make saves late on. An entertaining evening in the end for those who managed to sit it out for the firast half hour.