October 1, 2012
Getafe 1-0 Mallorca
Getafe climbed out of the bottom two of the Primera Division after beating a Real Mallorca side who lost their unbeaten record after being forced to play almost the entire match with a man less.
The 10th-minute dismissal of defender Ximo for a professional foul left Mallorca up against it at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and hosts Getafe took full advantage to record only their second win of the campaign.
Diego Castro struck the winner in the 49th minute as Getafe rocketed up to 11th place, while Mallorca, who would have joined third-placed Malaga on 14 points with a victory, slipped down a spot to fifth.
In-form Mallorca, in buoyant mood following their victory over Valencia last time out, soon tested their former goalkeeper Miguel Moya, although the Getafe custodian had little trouble dealing with Tomer Hemed's early strike.
The next significant incident was the one that ultimately shaped the match, with Ximo shown a straight red card after a foul in Getafe winger Castro.
The home side soon looked to make the most of their numerical superiority and Abdelaziz Barrada drew a fine save out of Dudu Aouate in the 26th minute.
The visitors managed to hold out until half-time, but their backline was breached just four minutes after the restart as Castro turned in Pedro Leon's ball into the box, and that proved to be the match-winner.
Mallorca came close to an equaliser in the 59th minute with a Anderson Conceicao header that Moya did well to tip over, while Jose Carlos Nunes and Pedro Geromel both shot wide for the visitors in the closing stages.
However, they could not find an equaliser as Getafe, who had chances of their own to claim a more comfortable win, took the spoils.
|Diego Castro Gimenez (49')|
|1 Miguel Moya||13 Dudu Aouate|
|5 Medhi Lacen||3 Joao Victor Joao Victor|
|4 Miguel Torres Gómez||6 Antonio López|
|16 David Angel Abraham||14 Pedro Tunon Geromel|
|20 Valera||27 Ximo Navarro|
|18 Lafita||5 Tomás Pina|
|15 Rafa Lopez||8 Emilio Nsue|
|17 Diego Castro Gimenez||18 Víctor Casadesús|
|7 Álvaro Vásquez||4 Anderson Conceicao|
|19 Abdelaziz Barrada||7 Pereira|
|25 Xavi Torres||10 Tomer Hemed|
|22 Juan Rodríguez||Jose Luis Marti 19|
|13 Jordi Codina||Juan Calatayud 1|
|3 Mané||Nunes 16|
|10 Jaime Gavilán Martínez||Javier Arizmendi 22|
|14 Pedro León||Alfaro 21|
|11 Adrián Colunga||Kevin 23|
|26 Paco Alcacer||Pedro Bigas 17|
|Pedro León for Medhi Lacen (37)||Nunes for Pereira (22)|
|Paco Alcacer for Álvaro Vásquez (58)||Javier Arizmendi for Tomer Hemed (53)|
|Jaime Gavilán Martínez for Lafita (84)||Jose Luis Marti for Tomás Pina (71)|
|Diego Castro Gimenez (49)||Joao Victor Joao Victor (7)|
|Pedro León (79)||Víctor Casadesús (11)|
|Pedro Tunon Geromel (73)|
|Ximo Navarro (10)|
|· Rosters: Getafe | Mallorca|