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  • September 22, 2014
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe (Madrid)
  • Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
  • • Attendance: 6000
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Getafe 0-3 Valencia: Valencia goes into second with comfortable win

The visitor in the Monday night contest wasn't troubled on the way to the second spot in the table, even after being reduced to ten men.

Valencia climbed to second in La Liga following a comfortable 3-0 win at Getafe, although the visitor did see Rodrigo sent off late.

The 23-year-old had a pivotal role in proceedings on Monday, setting up Valencia's first before finding the net himself with a penalty. His display was soured somewhat in the 73rd minute, however, as he was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Sergio Escudero.

The visitor came into the game on the back of two successive league wins and made it three in a row to move two points behind leader Barcelona, with 10 points to its name after four matches.

Rodrigo assisted the opening goal in the seventh minute, playing in Paco Alcacer who stretched to finish low beyond Vicente Guaita in the Getafe goal. Alcacer turned provider 13 minutes later, exchanging passes with Andre Gomes to calmly slot into the net from 10 yards.

Valencia was awarded a controversial penalty in the second period when it appeared that Sofiane Feghouli had tripped over his own feet, and Rodrigo rubbed salt into Getafe wounds by sending his spot kick straight down the middle.

A minute later the forward's match was over, though, as he was given his marching orders for a trip on Escudero, but his dismissal came far too late for it to have any bearing on the result.

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