First Division - Day 35

Getafe 2 - Valencia 2

Getafe: Guaita; Damián Suárez, Vigaray, Vergini, Miguel Angel (Yoda 58‘); Lacen, Alvaro Medrán; Pedro León (Víctor Rodríguez 79‘), Moi Gómez, Sarabia; Alvaro Vázquez (Scepovic 65‘). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Barragán (Cancelo 46‘), Mustafi, Abdennour, Siqueira; Enzo Pérez (Santi Mina 46’), Javi Fuego; Rodrigo (Negredo 74’), Dani Parejo, André Gomes; Paco Alcácer. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 48. Dani Parejo. Curled free kick over defensive wall inside near top corner.
1-1. 59. Medrán. Fired shot back past Alves after keeper saved from Moi Gomes.
2-1. 68. Scepovic. Ran on to long clearance past Abdennour to beat keeper.
2-2. 84. Paco Alcácer. Turned shot past Guaita after Negredo passed across.

Yellow cards: Sarabia 26’, Moi Gómez 38’, André Gomes 39’, Lacen 70’, Damián Suárez 86’.

Getafe remain in next to bottom spot after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia on Sunday evening, a result which also left the Ches eight points off the European places. After their midweek win at Real Sociedad, Juan Eduardo Esnáider’s side came in to the match with renewed hope. And they had the better of the first half, Pedro León rattling the crossbar with a long shot, and Alvaro Vázquez hitting the side netting with another shot. Pako Ayestrán made two changes at the break however, and within three minutes Dani Parejo had given then the lead with a well struck free kick. Soon afterwards though Pedro León missed a sitter, and two goals in ten minutes from Alvaro Medrán and Scepovic turned the scoreline around. But their joy was short-lived, and Paco Alcácer levelled it again after Negredo set him up late on. To make matters worse Parejo and Alcácer are both ex-Getafe players, and ironically it could be their goals which end their twelve year stay in the top flight.