PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 19 - 13 Jan 2013 (14.00 UK)
Getafe 2 - 2 Granada
Juan Rodriguez 19 (Get), Siqueira pen 28, pen 90 (Gra), Alcacer 42 (Get)
Coliseum Alfonso Perez

Getafe’s Luis Garcia was left ruing his late sending off, as Granada’s Juan Antonio Anquela was left celebrating an upturn in fortune

Garcia was sent to the stands in stoppage time after protesting against the referee’s last-minute award of a penalty to visitors Granada.

The Andalucians’ second spot-kick of the night, it was converted to decide the result 2-2 on the night.

“I think the sending off was because I was on the field. Through the 90-odd minutes there has been no bad word spoken and no evil gesture,” reflected the Coach afterwards.

“We have gone along with all but one or two of the referees, it does not matter what they do. Anyway, I’m very respectful of referees and I will not talk about them.

“The suspension I’ll get? Not being with the team for Sevilla’s visit on Saturday will be bad, because I want to be with the team and the players and it will not be allowed.

“From an hour before the game we will not be allowed to do virtually anything. It is painful and hard, but if the rules are in place then you cannot break them.”

The Coach also reflected on his side’s performance against Granada.

“The game was against us twice and in the second half we had to score two or three times to have won, because we actually had four clear chances. I leave with many positives, only also with this result.”

Meanwhile, counterpart Anquela was grateful for the dose of luck that went his team’s way.

“I leave with the very sweet taste of a point. For us, it is an important point to pick up,” Anquela reflected at full-time.

“During the break we saw that the team was not on the right track and in the second half the team has been good, but Getafe killed us on the counterattack.

“At half-time we spoke about the first half and were quite upset as the team did not have the necessary charge and energy. We risked things in the second half, we made some chances and we have improved. Finally, we have been fortunate, which I have been asking for for a long time.

“This is a point for faith, as the team fought to the last second. We have been fortunate with the first penalty goal as we had not done anything up until then, and we have had that luck which has dodged us in the other weeks. Each point should be celebrated.

“My team is prepared to suffer and adapt to the situation, which is going to be tough going forward, because nobody wins easy in La Liga, except for a couple of teams.”


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