Sevilla secured their first win of the season after a late goal from Ganso in what was a slightly fortunate victory against Getafe.
The home-side had the better of the chances and will be disappointed that they were not already ahead before the Brazilian’s 83rd minute winner.
By far the best chance of the game fell to new Getafe signing Amath Ndiaye just sixteen minutes into his home debut. The Senegalese forward found himself completely free on the penalty spot after a through ball from striker Jorge Molina but, with only the goalkeeper to beat Ndiaye somehow managed to sky the ball over the crossbar.
Just twenty minutes later Molina was put through on goal himself and his chip beat Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico and was heading towards an empty net only to be cleared to safety by a covering defender.
Although Sevilla may have been fortunate with the end result there was nothing lucky about the finish from Ganso when it eventually came. A low cross from right-back Mercado was met at the near post by a beautifully deft touch with the outside of the Brazilian’s foot and directed in to the far corner past a helpless Vicente Guaita.
Barely a minute after Ganso’s goal Getafe had yet another good chance and could have avoided defeat. A clever chipped pass from Damian Suarez put Molina through on goal yet again but the onrushing Sergio Rico did well to smother the shot and deny the home-side a point.
Getafe should not be too hard on themselves for not getting a result against Sevilla and they can quite rightly be proud of producing such a promising display against one of the league’s best teams. However, the Madrid-based side will also know that they will need points as well as performances if they want to avoid relegation this season.