Valencia 5-1 Getafe: The Bats cruise past Deep Blues at Mestalla

Valencia vs Getafe
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Valencia see Getafe off 5-1 on Sunday at Mestalla. Valencia arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 1-0 to Atletico Madrid. Getafe, meanwhile, had secured a point against Villarreal in their previous match. Valencia and Getafe currently occupy 15th and 17th spots in the league, with 3 points and 1 point respectively after 4 matches.

The Bats started strongly in the first half, when Lato Toni opened the rout early in the first half. The momentum was again with Valencia, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Lino, 14 minutes in to establish a 2-0 result. However they weren’t finished yet and Samu Castillejo made it 3-0, 16 minutes in, which saw the first half end 3-0.

The Bats continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from Nicolas Gonzalez on the 65 minute mark. Valencia looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Hugo Duro, at 68 minutes to establish a 5-0. In the end though, Deep Blues then grabbed a goal from Gaston Alvarez, 78 minutes in, leaving a rampant Valencia with a resounding 5-1.

Substitutions for Valencia included Hugo Duro, Andre Almeida, Dimitri Foulquier, Moriba Ilaix and Cristhian Mosquera for Marcos De Sousa, Nicolas Gonzalez, Lato Toni, Samu Castillejo and Mouctar Diakhaby, respectively. Getafe brought on Stefan Mitrovic, Gaston Alvarez, Munir El Haddadi, Nemanja Maksimovic and Jaime Mata, to replace Djene, Jaime Seoane, Carles Alena, Portu and Enes Unal.

Valencia and Getafe played a rough match where the referee sanctioned Valencia with yellow cards to Samu Castillejo and Moriba Ilaix and with red card to Moriba Ilaix (2 yellow cards), while from Getafe Carles Alena, Mauro Arambarri, Borja Mayoral, Munir El Haddadi and Stefan Mitrovic were booked and red to Mauro Arambarri (2 yellow cards).

Valencia will next travel to Rayo Vallecano, while Getafe will face Real Sociedad at home.

Technical card:
Valencia:Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia, Mouctar Diakhaby (Cristhian Mosquera, min.74), Eray Comert, Lato Toni (Dimitri Foulquier, min.70), Yunus Musah, Hugo Guillamon, Nicolas Gonzalez (Andre Almeida, min.70), Marcos De Sousa (Hugo Duro, min.24), Samu Castillejo (Moriba Ilaix, min.70) and Lino
Getafe:David Soria, Juan Iglesias, Domingos Duarte, Djene (Stefan Mitrovic, min.29), Fabrizio Angileri, Portu (Nemanja Maksimovic, min.46), Mauro Arambarri, Jaime Seoane (Gaston Alvarez, min.46), Carles Alena (Munir El Haddadi, min.46), Borja Mayoral and Enes Unal (Jaime Mata, min.78)
Goals:Lato Toni (1-0, min. 7), Lino (2-0, min. 14), Samu Castillejo (3-0, min. 16), Nicolas Gonzalez (4-0, min. 65), Hugo Duro (5-0, min. 68) and Gaston Alvarez (5-1, min. 78)