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Spanish Primera BBVA

Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 4,000) 23rd August 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

Getafe Getafe vs Almeria Almeria

Getafe 2

A Lafita (32)
D Castro (pen 85)

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Almeria 2

Rodri (30)
F Soriano (37)

Getafe hit back to earn point

Last Updated: 23/08/13 11:07pm

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Diego Castro: Earned a point for Getafe

Diego Castro: Earned a point for Getafe

Getafe twice came from behind to share the spoils with Almeria at the Coliseu Alfonso Perez, as both teams picked up their first points in the Primera Division this season after a 2-2 draw.

Rodri opened the scoring for the visitors after half an hour, but his goal was immediately cancelled out at the other end by Angel Lafita.

Fernando Soriano put the Andalusians back in front before the break, but Diego Castro levelled four minutes from the end from the penalty spot.

Both sides lost their opening games of the season and were keen to get on to a positive footing in their second match.

Getafe began the game brightly, with Medhi Lacen, Lafita and Pablo Sarabia all going close to scoring within the opening five minutes.

The visitors did not pose any problems for Luis Garcia's side until around 20 minutes into the game, but then began to look the better side.

Aleix Vidal sent a shot over the bar before Suso, who is loan from Liverpool, came close to scoring from an individual effort but saw his shot go just wide of the post.

Almeria did take the lead on 30 minutes, when Rodri ran onto a through-ball by Suso and shot beyond Getafe goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya.

It was 23-year-old's third goal in just two games for Almeria, who he joined on loan from Barcelona B in the summer.

Getafe responded superbly and were level less than a minute later when Sarabia got down the right wing to cross to Lafita, who headed in from close range.

Six minutes after that, Almeria restored their lead, Soriano pouncing on a loose ball and driving it into the net after his team-mate Vidal's shot from the edge of the area was blocked.

Francisco Javier Rodriguez's side could have extended their lead early in the second half, with Soriano firing just over the bar, and Moya then making a superb save to keep out a volley from Verza.

The Getafe stopper was called into action again later on to deny Suso as Almeria kept pushing for the goal that would have sealed the points.

However, the hosts were awarded a penalty late in the game, when Lafita was tripped by Almeria defender Rafita.

Diego Castro stepped up to take the penalty and scored, but was ordered to re-take it by the referee. His second spot-kick was poorly struck but bounced off Almeria goalkeeper Esteban's body and, to the relief of the forward, rolled into the net.

Almeria had a glorious chance to snatch a winner in the final minute. The visitors countered quickly following a Getafe corner and substitute Oscar Diaz ran through on goal and rounded Moya, but his shot was blocked by a defender.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 35 87
2 Real Madrid 35 85
3 Atletico Madrid 35 76
4 Valencia 35 72
5 Sevilla 35 69
6 Villarreal 35 54
7 Athletic Bilbao 35 48
8 Malaga 35 47
9 Celta Vigo 35 46
10 Espanyol 35 46
11 Real Sociedad 35 43
12 Rayo Vallecano 35 43
13 Elche 35 40
14 Getafe 35 36
15 Levante 35 35
16 Almeria 35 32
17 Eibar 35 31
18 Deportivo La Coruna 35 30
19 Granada 35 28
20 Cordoba 35 20