Rayo: Joel; Tito, Arribas, Pulido, Casado; Javi
Fuego, Movilla; Piti (Lass 65'), Michu, Armenteros (Diego Beníto 86');
Diego Costa (Tamudo 72'). 4-2-3-1.
Getafe: Moyà; Valera (Rafa 68'), Cata Díaz, Lopo, Mané; Diego Castro (Lacen 65'), Michel, Casquero (Arizmendi 78'), Abdel Barrada; Miku, Güiza. 4-4-2.
1-0. 33. Michu. Beat Moyà at second attempt following long Casado free kick.
2-0. 63. Diego Costa. Steered header wide of keeper from Movilla's cross.
Yellow cards: Michu 06', Pulido 20', Diego Costa 26', Lopo 27', Mané 35', Güiza 49', Arribas 86', Casado 87' / red cards: Michel 61'.
Rayo Vallecano beat Getafe 2-0 in the South Madrid derby to move a point above their neighbours in the table. The two teams got off to a nervous start, Piti and Diego Costa giving Moyà a hard time and Lopo going close at the other end following a free kick. With just over half an hour on the clock Michu opened the scoring for the locals after a wide free kick fell to him, referee Alvaro Izquierdo waving away claims for offside, and before the interval Moyà had to turn a Piti free kick round the post. The visitors were left with ten men when Michel was sent off for a hard tackle on Diego Costa on the hour mark, and the striker recovered to head in the second from Movilla's cross three minutes later, again from a clear offside position. Costa and young substitute Diego could have added to the lead after that, but the game, and with it the bragging rights, were already Rayo's.