August 31, 2013
Valiente heads the winner
Marc Valiente's second-half header was enough to give Real Valladolid a 1-0 victory over Getafe - their first Primera Division win this season.
Valiente connected with Omar Ramos' cross just after the interval from inside the six-yard box to break the deadlock, which Valladolid held on through the second period to claim their first points of the campaign.
The win marked a turnaround from back-to-back 2-1 defeats by Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao and leaves Getafe still in search of their first win in La Liga this term with only a point from the draw against Almeria to show for their efforts so far.
Valladolid dominated possession and Javi Guerra almost put them ahead in the 10th minute when he headed Ramos' inswinging corner over the bar from close range.
Getafe midfielder Leon then forced a punched save from goalkeeper Diego Marino, with a couple of wayward shots then not troubling the home stopper.
Valiente fired a shot over the bar in the 23rd minute and again three minutes later but it was Guerra who went the closest in the first half when he forced a fantastic save from Getafe keeper Miguel Moya just before the half-hour mark.
After the break, Getafe were caught unaware as Valiente pounced to give the home side the lead. Ramos delivered a testing corner from the left by-line which found Carlos Pena, who headed the ball on to the lurking Valiente to finish from close range.
Some off-target shots from both sides followed before Guerra again tested Moya, who tipped the ball round the post from his 70th-minute effort.
That was the best effort as the game then wound down, with neither side able to break through the other's defences as Valladolid claimed a valuable three points.
|Marc Valiente (47')|
|13 Diego Marino Villar||1 Miguel Moya|
|6 Jesús Rueda||15 Rafa Lopez|
|4 Marc Valiente||2 Alexis|
|17 Carlos Gonzalez Peña||18 Sergio Escudero|
|2 Antonio Rukavina||20 Valera|
|10 Óscar González||7 Lafita|
|16 Lluis Sastre||5 Medhi Lacen|
|18 Alvaro Rubio||23 Borja|
|9 Javi Guerra||11 Adrián Colunga|
|21 Zakara Bergdich||17 Diego Castro Gimenez|
|14 Omar Ramos||14 Pedro León|
|19 Valdet Rama||Jordi Codina 13|
|3 Heinz Barmettler||Roberto Lago 3|
|8 Baraja||Michel 21|
|23 Manucho||Miku 19|
|1 Jaime Jiménez Merlo||Pedro Mosquera 24|
|24 Gilberto García||Álvaro Vásquez 9|
|7 Humberto Osorio||Sarabia 8|
|Valdet Rama for Zakara Bergdich (75)||Álvaro Vásquez for Adrián Colunga (63)|
|Baraja for Omar Ramos (84)||Sarabia for Medhi Lacen (71)|
|Manucho for Javi Guerra (88)||Pedro Mosquera for Rafa Lopez (78)|
|Lluis Sastre (59)||Rafa Lopez (60)|
|Manucho (90)||Sergio Escudero (90)|
|· Squads: Real Valladolid | Getafe|