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Monday February 22, 2010 Finished Mestalla

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Valencia CF

  • Villa 39’, 52’

Getafe CF

  • Del Moral 75’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Valencia CF
    • Getafe CF
    • 90+4 There is the whistle! Great game in the end, Valencia hold on and stay third with Getafe still eighth.
    • 90+3 Kepa with a poor effort and the hosts have a goal kick. Time running out for Getafe...
    • 90+2 Silva has a shot apparently deflected wide but goal kick says the ref.
    • 90+1 Four minutes added time being played.
    • 90' WHAT A MISS FROM SILVA! He did brilliantly to take Banega's long ball on the chest and spin off Diaz in one movement, which sent him clean through, but somehow he put the finish wide!
    • 89' Pedro Rios the latest to be booked.
    • 88' Free-kick to Getafe centre-right just a few yards from the D but Albin swings it well over.
    • 87' Terrible decision to flag Mata offside as he ran clean through from halfway, clearly a yard on.
    • 86' Valencia are in here but Pablo and Mata both fail to capitlaise on some rotten defending by Getafe. Maduro flies into the box and Diaz trips him but no penalty! The ref waves him up but that was a pen!
    • 85' Cesar booked for time wasting.
    • 84' Del Moral tries to go it alone but hammers a shot well over from the edge of the box. Sensed glory, hit row z.
    • 83' WHAT A MISS BY KEPA! From six yards he blasts it over after a wonderful run down the right by Manu Del Moral, who skinned Albelda and Miguel to hit the byline and drill a low inviting cross in for Kepa.
    • 82' Great ball Albelda frees Pablo who goes in and out but his cross is poor. Getafe clear and could be in...
    • 81' GETAFE SUB: Kepa Blanco, once of West Ham, is on for Mane as they go 3-4-3.
    • 80' Albelda with an English-style slide tackle on Leon after he got behind Maduro. Valencia break but Rafa flies in to head away from Mata.
    • 79' This is one open game as Leon almost races through but is held up by Maduro. Valencia counter but Diaz is back to save the day. Phew.
    • 78' A Valencia counter breaks down but Miguel has it on the left. Now Mata runs at Torres but he is strong in the challenge to clear.
    • 77' VALENCIA SUB: Mata on for Villa.
    • 75' GOAL GETAFE! 2-1! Del Moral from close range after Albin charged down a defensive header. Valencia are FURIOUS as they think it hit Albin's arm - looked like his belly to me!
    • 74' Villa curls one just wide after a great run forward by Miguel, who is now playing left back and Maduro right.
    • 73' Somehow Valencia fauil to score from that as Silva drilled a low cross that Pablo missed, with Marchena's second ball blocked by Codina.
    • 72' Silva wins a corner off Torres on the left, earning some respite for Valencia. He accidentally catches Torres on the leg as he lands. Ow.
    • 71' Banega shows remarkable composure and technique to rob Leon in his own box, dribble around him and win a free-kick. Even more remarkable is that Argentina coach Diego Maradona picks the likes of Jonas Gutierrez and not him.
    • 70' Leon shimmies in and out of Maduro and puts in a super curler from the left wing that Cesar flies across to claw out for a corner. One for the cameras.
    • 69' All getting a bit scrappy now as Getafe have a free-kick on the left wing... Leon puts it in, cleared, Casquero has a pop but blocked by a cluster of white shirts and out for a throw on the right.
    • 68' Silva breaks after that throw and Boateng crudely hauls him down to get a booking.
    • 67' Good wingplay from Leon on the right but Dealbert is well placed to hoof away. The visitors now have a throw on the right.
    • 66' Villa tries a quite frankly ludicrous lob with the keeper not nearly far off his line to warrant an effort from halfway.
    • 65' VALENCIA SUB: Unai senses a possible comeback so brings Maduro on for Dominguez, a clear defensive ploy.
    • 64' The annoying side of Villa as he goes down very theatrically after grappling with Leon, who is booked.
    • 63' Great ball in from Albin on the left but headed clear for a throw. Valencia in danger of getting caught out here.
    • 61' Oops. Alexis should have gone off injured. He's got himself sent off for a late tackle, second yellow and he can't really argue as he caught Pedro Leon after misjudging his flick.
    • 59' VALENCIA SUB: Joaquin comes off for Pablo Hernandez.
    • 58' GETAFE SUB: Albin on for Parejo.
    • 57' Getafe all went up for a long throw routine and Valencia break, they look like scoring every time but this time Villa can't find Silva.
    • 56' Alexis takes a throw and then wins a header. He'll be okay for now at least.
    • 54' Alexis is helped to his feet. Looks like it was a scare, he twisted his knee and feared the worst but it seems he's okay and is running it off. Round of applause for him - the replay looked nasty too, his studs caught in the turf and he just collapsed.
    • 53' Miku gets in down the right, Alexis falls over, oh dear his knee's gone, play-on and Miku drills in a vicious low cross but Cesar claims . Straight to touch and Miku is already with Alexis, the medics rush on...
    • - That was Villa's 17th goal of the season, edging one ahead of Messi in the standings for the Pichichi.
    • 52' 2-0 VALENCIA! VILLA! WHAT A FINISH! He's so good! Released on the left wing by Silva after Parejo lost the ball, he had it all to do and spotted Codina rushing out so curled it up and around him with wicked bend, bouncing inside the far post. A lob and a curler, rolled into one.
    • 51' Great challenge from Marchena to slide in on Del Moral as he tried to sneak in on the left wing.
    • 50' Getafe wake up after that scare and lay camp in Valencia's half...
    • 49' Double save from Codina after Joaquin's cross landed to Marchena on the edge of the box, with Alexis flying in for the rebound. Yes, that came after a set-piece, hence the advanced position of the defenders.
    • 47' Danger here for Valencia as Del Moral gets in down the left but Alexis comes across from full-back to intercept. The loose ball drops back to Del Moral who fires well wide.
    • 46' Parejo clips Albelda late, yellow card.
    • 46' Second half underway!
    • 45+2 Half-time and Valencia hold a deserved lead although Getafe have fired a few warning shots.
    • 45+1 Miguel is helped off after that, he was caught late by Del Moral but I don't think he meants it.
    • 45' Miguel goes down in a heap on the right but play on as Banega slips the ball inside and Dominguez is in and he slides the finish past Codina but off the line by Diaz flying back!
    • 44' Joaquin with a typical direct run down the right but the visitors deal with his cross, which was aimed at Villa far post but headed away by Rafa.
    • 42' Leon takes his time lining it up before drilling a low shot through the wall that Cesar initially fumbles before falling on to.
    • 41' Getafe have a free-kick around 35 yards out slightly to the right... Leon to take...
    • 40' Good defending by Miguel to put the ball out as it was lofted across by Manu Del Moral, looking for Parejo.
    • 39' The turn of pace from Dominguez was brilliant for that goal. Valencia are quite frightening on the break.
    • 38' GOAL VALENCIA! Scinitilating counter attack, started by Cesar but brilliant from Dominguez, who latched on to a long pass from Alexis, skinned both Torres and Diaz for pace and slid it across goal to Villa for a simple finish. Bang, five seconds and they're one down.
    • 37' A promising counter from the visitors is wasted as Del Moral spoons a wild shot two yards over the bar after he took Marchena out with a superb drag-back.
    • 35' Getafe pass it well enough but the final ball from Casuqero is aimless and easy for Cesar.
    • 34' Cata Diaz handles Miguel's chipped ball but that is not worthy of a card, despite seeming more intentionl than Albelda's.
    • 33' Leon goes down in pain after getting a cheeky knee in the back from Miguel.
    • 32' Rafa with a last-ditch intervention after lovely play from Silva and Villa released Joaquin! Codina claims.
    • 30' A pretty harsh yellow for handball on Albelda.
    • 29' Free-kick to Getafe on the right, which Diaz meets but he is offside.
    • 28' Miku could be in down the other end but him and Del Moral overplay it and, despite being two on two at one point, no-one gets a shot away.
    • 27' The corner is half-cleared, Alexis heads it back across goal where Marchena flies in but his poked finish is blocked by Codina, Dominguez slides in too but the keeper holds on.
    • 26' Alexis on he left clips a lovely diagonal ball that Dominguez meets after a diagonal run of his own but the finish against Codina trickles wide!
    • 25' Villa is offside after Banega tries an ambitious lofted through ball.
    • 24' Dominguez has a pop from the edge of the box but straight at Codina.
    • 23' Codina claims after Villa almost gets on to a through ball from Villa.
    • 22' Valencia counter and Silva slips a ball wide for Villa but Torres holds him off with his arm and lets it run for a throw.
    • 21' Valencia spread the ball around elegantly. As expected they are dictating the tempo but Getafe have shown themselves to be useful on the break.
    • 19' Villa takes the Michel with a drag-back and backheel to Dominguez. Comes to nothing though, other than annoying Rafa.
    • 18' Good run by Del Moral down the left and he angles a low ball across for Miku but Los Che are back in numbers and Alexis clears.
    • 17' Silva almost pokes Villa through but Rafa just about holds him off and the keeper Codina claims.
    • 15' CHANCE MIKU! He just fails to get a toe on it though, after Mane's deep cross dropped to him following some neat play with Del Moral on the left. Cesar's ball.
    • 14' A promising Getafe attack breaks down as Miguel intercepts. Banega gives it away though.
    • - CORRECTION: Torres's deal from Real Madrid is NOT a loan, but one of those odd Spanish buy-back things where Los Merengues can have him cut-price within the first two seasons. A similar thing happened with Ruben de la Red and Esteban Granero, both of whom were at Getafe.
    • 12' Mane I think has talked his way into the book with Valencia having a throw deep on the left.
    • 11' Valencia break from the corner, they have men over, they're going to score here as Joaquin inside to Silva, he slips it wide left to Dominguez but out flies Codina to parry for a corner!
    • 10' Corner to Getafe after Valencia's makeshift left-back Alexis left a lot of space that Torres exploited, his cross knocked behind by Miguel.
    • 9' Valencia play it out from the back but given away to Pedro Leon. Wide now to Miguel Torres, on loan from Real Madrid.
    • 8' Suddenly the game bursts into life as Getafe sniff a counter but good defending from Banega after his defence left a Riki-sized hole that the Getafe striker almost zipped into.
    • 7' The ball is back with Cesar in Valencia's nets as the hosts take a softly-softly opening approach.
    • 6' Aimless ball down the right with Joaquin very deep and nowhere near being able to make that.
    • 5' Getafe with a spell of possession, slowly knocking it about halfway but Albelda wins it back and clears.
    • 4' A cautious start from Los Che, as Mane gets the ball clear under very little pressure from Joaquin.
    • 3' A very poor offisde decision with Del Moral two yards on as Riki slid the ball across the Valencia back four.
    • 1' The match is underway at the Mestalla!
    • - Getafe team: Codina, Torres, Diaz, Rafa, Mane, Boateng, Casquero, Leon, Del Moral, Parejo, Miku
    • - Valencia team: Cesar, Miguel, Marchena, Dealbert, Alexis, Banega, Albelda, Joaquin, Dominguez, Silva, Villa
    • - Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Valencia's Liga match against Getafe, from 8pm UK time!
  • Summary

    • 90' WHAT A MISS FROM SILVA! He did brilliantly to take Banega's long ball on the chest and spin off Diaz in one movement, which sent him clean through, but somehow he put the finish wide!
    • 87' Terrible decision to flag Mata offside as he ran clean through from halfway, clearly a yard on.
    • 86' Valencia are in here but Pablo and Mata both fail to capitlaise on some rotten defending by Getafe. Maduro flies into the box and Diaz trips him but no penalty! The ref waves him up but that was a pen!
    • 83' WHAT A MISS BY KEPA! From six yards he blasts it over after a wonderful run down the right by Manu Del Moral, who skinned Albelda and Miguel to hit the byline and drill a low inviting cross in for Kepa.
    • 75' GOAL GETAFE! 2-1! Del Moral from close range after Albin charged down a defensive header. Valencia are FURIOUS as they think it hit Albin's arm - looked like his belly to me!
    • 74' Villa curls one just wide after a great run forward by Miguel, who is now playing left back and Maduro right.
    • 73' Somehow Valencia fauil to score from that as Silva drilled a low cross that Pablo missed, with Marchena's second ball blocked by Codina.
    • 70' Leon shimmies in and out of Maduro and puts in a super curler from the left wing that Cesar flies across to claw out for a corner. One for the cameras.
    • 61' Oops. Alexis should have gone off injured. He's got himself sent off for a late tackle, second yellow and he can't really argue as he caught Pedro Leon after misjudging his flick.
    • 53' Miku gets in down the right, Alexis falls over, oh dear his knee's gone, play-on and Miku drills in a vicious low cross but Cesar claims . Straight to touch and Miku is already with Alexis, the medics rush on...
    • 52' 2-0 VALENCIA! VILLA! WHAT A FINISH! He's so good! Released on the left wing by Silva after Parejo lost the ball, he had it all to do and spotted Codina rushing out so curled it up and around him with wicked bend, bouncing inside the far post. A lob and a curler, rolled into one.
    • 49' Double save from Codina after Joaquin's cross landed to Marchena on the edge of the box, with Alexis flying in for the rebound. Yes, that came after a set-piece, hence the advanced position of the defenders.
    • 45' Miguel goes down in a heap on the right but play on as Banega slips the ball inside and Dominguez is in and he slides the finish past Codina but off the line by Diaz flying back!
    • 38' GOAL VALENCIA! Scinitilating counter attack, started by Cesar but brilliant from Dominguez, who latched on to a long pass from Alexis, skinned both Torres and Diaz for pace and slid it across goal to Villa for a simple finish. Bang, five seconds and they're one down.
    • 32' Rafa with a last-ditch intervention after lovely play from Silva and Villa released Joaquin! Codina claims.
    • 27' The corner is half-cleared, Alexis heads it back across goal where Marchena flies in but his poked finish is blocked by Codina, Dominguez slides in too but the keeper holds on.
    • 26' Alexis on he left clips a lovely diagonal ball that Dominguez meets after a diagonal run of his own but the finish against Codina trickles wide!
    • 15' CHANCE MIKU! He just fails to get a toe on it though, after Mane's deep cross dropped to him following some neat play with Del Moral on the left. Cesar's ball.
    • 11' Valencia break from the corner, they have men over, they're going to score here as Joaquin inside to Silva, he slips it wide left to Dominguez but out flies Codina to parry for a corner!
    • - Getafe team: Codina, Torres, Diaz, Rafa, Mane, Boateng, Casquero, Leon, Del Moral, Parejo, Miku
    • - Valencia team: Cesar, Miguel, Marchena, Dealbert, Alexis, Banega, Albelda, Joaquin, Dominguez, Silva, Villa
    • - Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Valencia's Liga match against Getafe, from 8pm UK time!

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  • Valencia CF

    Manager: Unai Emery

  • Getafe CF

    Manager: Míchel

  • Lineup

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    • Starting line-up

      • César Sánchez Yellow Card
      • Miguel
      • C. Marchena
      • &. Dealbert
      • Alexis Red Card
      • D. Albelda Yellow Card
      • E. Banega
      • Joaquín Substitution Out (60′)
      • D. Silva
      • A. Domínguez Substitution Out (65′)
      • D. Villa Goals×2 Substitution Out (78′)

      Subs

      • R. Baraja
      • N. Žigic
      • H. Maduro Substitution In65′
      • M. Fernandes
      • Moya
      • Pablo Substitution In60′
      • J. Mata Substitution In78′
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Codina
      • Miguel Torres
      • Cata Díaz Yellow Card
      • Rafa
      • Mané Yellow Card Substitution Out (81′)
      • D. Boateng Yellow Card Substitution Out (70′)
      • J. Casquero
      • Pedro León Yellow Card
      • D. Parejo Yellow Card Substitution Out (58′)
      • M. Del Moral Goal
      • Miku

      Subs

      • F. Celestini
      • D. Belenguer
      • D. Cortés
      • P. Ríos Substitution In70′ Yellow Card
      • O. Ustari
      • Kepa Substitution In81′
      • J. Albin Substitution In58′
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