Sunday, 5 December 2010

Jornada 14: Getafe 3-0 Mallorca

1-0 Pedro Ríos 20'
2-0 Pedro Ríos 27'
3-0 Dani Parejo 78'

Masterclass In Efficiency Sees Getafe Crush Weak Mallorca
Pedro Ríos, now top scorer, puts in magnificent performance

Getafe picked up their second consecutive Liga victory in resounding fashion, thumping a poor Mallorca side 3-0 at the Coliseum, thus pulling 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Getafe dominated from the beginning and in the 20th minute took a deserved lead when after a fine solo run, the on-form Pedro Ríos netted an absolute golazo, the ball whistling into the top corner from the corner of the area.

Eight minutes later the Jerez-born winger doubled his tally as he seized on a cut-back from Miku to net confidently from twelve yards.

In the second period Mallorca came out swinging but created few clear-cut chances: those that they did, Jordi Codina dealt with well enough.

The Balearic side thus began to lose their patience, resulting in substitute Rubén being sent to the stands by referee Muñíz Fernández for dissent.

Pedro Ríos was one of many Geta players to miss a chance to add to his tally on the 73rd minute as Mallorca somehow kept the ball out during a 20-second goalmouth scramble.

But it was still to be the Azulones' day: with twelve minutes remaining Getafe sprung the offside trap in beautiful fashion, Miku clipping a beautiful ball over the top of the defence for Víctor Sánchez, who in turn served up a golden chance for Dani Parejo to shoot into an empty net.

Getafe will thus finish the weekend in a mid-table position with 20 points, 10 clear of Sporting and Almería at the top of the dropzone and just four behind fifth-placed Valencia.

As such at this early stage in the season Geta are again closer to Europe than relegation. Yet much still needs to be done and coach Míchel - knowing how quickly good form can beget bad - will discourage complacency with all seriousness.

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