First Division - Day 16

Valencia 2 - Getafe 2

Valencia: Jaume Domenech; Barragán, Mustafi, Abdennour, Gayà (Santi Mina 34’); André Gomes, Dani Parejo, Danilo Barbosa (De Paul 85’); Cancelo, Paco Alcácer, Piatti (Negredo 73’). 4-3-3.
Getafe: Guaita; Damián Suárez, Cala, Alexis, Roberto Lago (Yoda 60‘); Lacen, Juan Rodríguez; Sarabia, Víctor Rodríguez (Pedro León 69’), Lafita; Scepovic (Alvaro Vázquez 80‘). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 10. Sarabia. Free kick over defensive wall which Jaume pushed into net.
1-1. 15. Alcácer. Connected with Cancelo centre to volley shot inside near post.
1-2. 22. Lafita. First time shot from edge of area after Mustafi tackled Víctor.
2-2. 35. Santi Mina. Turned ball in on far post after Alcácer crossed in from left.

Yellow cards: Danilo 09’, Roberto Lago 14’, Alexis 45’, Pedro León 77’, Damián Suárez 79’, Barragán 81’, Juan Rodríguez 85’, Lafita 93’.

Valencia could only draw 2-2 against Getafe on Saturday, a poor result for new coach Gary Neville, who was hoping to see things take off this week. All the goals came in the first half, Sarabia giving the visitors the lead with a well struck free kick on the ten minute mark. Soon afterwards Paco Alcácer got on the end of a Cancelo cross to volley home an impressive equalizer, but just ten minutes later Lafita restored the lead for the Madrid based side after Mustafi could only deflect the ball into his path. Santi Mina got on the end of a Cancelo cross to level it again however just a minute after coming on, and after the interval Guaita just managed to push out a wide Parejo free kick, the referee turning down appeals from the local players that the ball had crossed the line. Negredo brought a good save out of Guaita after that, but Fran Escribá’s side could have come away with more had Lafita’s shot not crashed against the crossbar late on.