January 19, 2013
Getafe 1-1 Sevilla FC
Sevilla failed to get Unai Emery's league reign off to the perfect start as an error from goalkeeper Andres Palop gifted Getafe a point at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum.
Jose Antonio Reyes put Sevilla in front with a neat finish shortly before half-time, but the lead lasted only three minutes as Palop got caught under Adrian Colunga's inswinging cross and allowed the ball to float over his head and into the net.
Sevilla continued to have the better of the play after the break but Alvaro Negredo blasted over with their best chance.
Emery's charges drew 0-0 with Real Zaragoza in his first game in charge in the Copa del Rey in midweek and their inability to convert their chances cost them dear again.
Negredo was first to threaten on 15 minutes when he fired into the side-netting from a narrow angle, but he did much better seven minutes later when he outmuscled the two Getafe centre-backs and played in Jesus Navas for what looked like an easy finish only for the winger to scuff his shot.
The opener arrived five minutes before the break as a nice turn and pass from Ivan Rakitic set Reyes free inside the box to slide home his third goal of the season.
Getafe went in level at half-time, though, as Colunga's free-kick from the right was carried by the wind into the net beyond the deceived Palop, whose positioning was highly questionable.
After the break Miguel Moya produced a wonderful save to prevent Juan Valera's miscued clearance ending up in his own goal before Negredo came close when he fired over after being played in by Rakitic.
Moya made a final save two minutes from time to prevent Navas' corner dipping in at the near post after the ball again deviated in the wind.
|1 Miguel Moya||1 Andrés Palop|
|25 Xavi Torres||12 Hedwiges Maduro|
|20 Valera||23 Coke Andújar|
|16 David Angel Abraham||2 Federico Fazio|
|22 Juan Rodríguez||21 Cicinho|
|23 Borja||7 Jesús Navas|
|8 Sarabia||24 Alberto Botía|
|9 Paco Alcacer||19 José Antonio Reyes|
|2 Alexis||9 Álvaro Negredo|
|10 Jaime Gavilán Martínez||11 Ivan Rakitic|
|11 Adrián Colunga||8 Gary Medel|
|6 Alberto Lopo||Diego Lopez 13|
|13 Jordi Codina||Manu 14|
|15 Rafa Lopez||Cala 5|
|21 Michel||Papa Babacar Diawara 20|
|24 Hugo Fraile||Geoffrey Kondogbia 22|
|7 Álvaro Vásquez||Javi Hervás 17|
|27 Samuel Sáiz||Miroslav Stevanovic 18|
|Rafa Lopez for Juan Rodríguez (16)||Geoffrey Kondogbia for Hedwiges Maduro (59)|
|Álvaro Vásquez for Paco Alcacer (59)||Miroslav Stevanovic for José Antonio Reyes (66)|
|Michel for Borja (74)||Manu for Ivan Rakitic (85)|
|Alexis (52)||Coke Andújar (71)|
|Borja (64)||Geoffrey Kondogbia (83)|
|Adrián Colunga (77)|
|Xavi Torres (83)|
|· Squads: Getafe | Sevilla FC|