Jorge Molina scored the only goal of the game to give Getafe a 1-0 lead over Valencia on Tuesday evening.
The opening quarter final tie of La Copa saw the Coliseum Alfonso Perez host Marcelino’s unpredictable Los Che.
After a 4-0 win over Alaves at the weekend, Getafe are one of the most in-form sides in La Liga at present and they continued that form with a win and a clean sheet.
Having been beaten by Valencia in the 2008 final, Getafe got their revenge with a 1-0 win thanks to veteran striker Molina, who scored in the 77th minute.
Angel Rodriguez was denied twice by Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech as the home side looked to extend their lead heading into the second leg at the Mestalla next week.
Valencia failed to create many clear cut chances in what was another frustrating performance, however, Denis Cheryshev almost found a breakthrough – only to be ruled offside.
Jose Bordalas’ side will now face arguably their toughest test of 2019 so far when they meet Atletico Madrid at the weekend, whilst Valencia will have to regroup once more this season as they prepare to face struggling Villarreal on Saturday evening.
With the pressure firmly on Marcelino, a result against the Yellow Submarine is a must.