Getafe beat Elche 1-3 at Estadio Martínez Valero

Technical card:
Elche: Edgar Badia, Antonio Barragan, Gonzalo Verdu, Diego Gonzalez (Nino, min.68), Josema, Josan (Dani Calvo, min.68), Raul Guti (Victor Rodriguez, min.68), Ivan Marcone, Fidel (Omenuke Mfulu, min.56), Lucas Boye (Pere Milla, min.15) and Emiliano Rigoni
Getafe: Ruben Yanez, Damian Suarez (Allan Nyom, min.90), Erick Cabaco, Djene, Mathias Olivera, Carles Alena, Nemanja Maksimovic (Takefusa Kubo, min.64), Mauro Arambarri, Marc Cucurella, Jaime Mata and Francisco Portillo (Angel Rodriguez, min.81)
Stadium: Estadio Martínez Valero
Goals: Raul Guti (1-0, min. 4), Marc Cucurella (1-1, min. 39), Jaime Mata (1-2, min. 69) and Angel Rodriguez (1-3, min. 86)

Getafe beat Elche with a thumping 1-3 victory on Monday at Estadio Martínez Valero. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Elche were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao. Getafe lost 0-1 in the last match they played against Real Valladolid. As things stand, Elche and Getafe currently occupy 18th and 13th spots in the league, with 16 points and 20 points respectively after 18 matches.

Elche started the first half well, beginning with early goal from Raul Guti in the 4th minute. However, their lead was short lived, with an equalizer from a Marc Cucurella, 39 minutes in brought Getafe level, which saw the first half end 1-1.

Getafe continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, following Jaime Mata opening the scoring, 69 minutes in. Later, Getafe scored again and increased their lead thanks to a penalty goal from Angel Rodriguez in the 86th minute just before the final whistle, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

For Elche, Pere Milla, Omenuke Mfulu, Victor Rodriguez, Nino and Dani Calvo came on for Nemanja Maksimovic, Francisco Portillo and Damian Suarez, while Getafe brought on Takefusa Kubo, Angel Rodriguez and Allan Nyom to replace Nemanja Maksimovic, Francisco Portillo and Damian Suarez.

The referee booked six players. Ivan Marcone, Nino and Emiliano Rigoni from Elche saw yellow cards and Ivan Marcone (2 yellow cards) sent off with a red, as well as for Getafe Damian Suarez and Carles Alena saw yellows.

Elche will next play Real Valladolid away, with Getafe facing Huesca at home.

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