Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sevilla 2-1 Getafe: Not enough as the Nervión men do the needful

1-0 Fazio 34'
2-0 Negredo 38' (pen.)
2-1 Alexis 50'

Getafe fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on La Liga's opening day.

Hosts Sevilla dominated early proceedings and took the lead through Federico Fazio in the 34th minute, the Argentine taking advantage of a misjudged clearance job from Miguel Ángel Moyà and heading into an unguarded net.

Four minutes later Juan Valera conceded a controversial penalty, José Antonio Reyes making the most of an innocuous challenge to earn the spot-kick. Álvaro Negredo converted easily to double Sevilla's advantage.

Just after the restart, former Sevilla defender Alexis Ruano pilled one back for the visitors with a close-range finish from a Pedro León corner.

Getafe coach Luís García threw on Abdel Barrada and Adrián Colunga in an attempt to chase the game, but ultimately Sevilla saw out the game in relative comfort.

Geta welcome champions Real Madrid next weekend in their home opener.

Sevilla: Diego López; Cicinho, Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro; Trochowski (Javi Hervás 83), Gary Medel, Rakitic; Jesús Navas, Negredo (Babá 67), Reyes (Manu del Moral 75).

Getafe: Moyà; Juan Valera, Abraham, Alexis, Miguel Torres; Míchel (Xavi Torres 46), Mehdi Lacen (Adrián Colunga 74); Pedro León, Lafita, Diego Castro (Abdel Barrada 52); Miku.

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