Getafe edge Sevilla in 7-goal thriller; Atleti impress; Canales cracker not enough for Racing; Away joy for Espanyol & Valladolid

Getafe 4 – Sevilla 3 (La Liga, April 25, 2010) Adrian Gonzalez put Getafe after 17 minutes, but Sevilla were ahead before the break as Luis Fabiano and Fredi Kanoute scored. Getafe levelled through Pedro Leon just before the hour, but moments later Kanoute scored his second to put Sevilla back ahead. But Getafe were not finished as they levelled through Manu Del Moral on 76 minutes. Kanoute was then red-card for a second bookable offence with five-minutes remaining, before Getafe grabbed the winner in stoppage time as Dani Parejo fired home from the penalty spot.

Atletico Madrid 3 – Tenerife 1 (La Liga, April 25, 2010) Argentina star-of-tomorrow, 19-year-old forward Eduardo Salvio, had a match to remember for Atleti as he opened after 11 minutes. Salvio then doubled the hosts lead on the half hour. After the break Roman Martinez brought Tenerife back into the game but a late Kun Aguero goal sealed the win for the Rojiblancos.

Racing Santander 1 – Villarreal 2 (La Liga, April 25, 2010) Real Madrid-bound teenager Sergio Canales scored after 39 minutes with a stunner, the forward skipping past Gonzalo Rodriguez before slamming the ball into the top corner with aplomb. The Yellow Submarine hit back after the break, Diego Godin bundled the ball into the net from a Cazorla corner to get the equaliser before Nilmar netted from inches out to clinch a vital three points.

Almeria 0 – Espanyol 1 (La Liga, April 25, 2010) A stunning Luis Garcia free-kick helped Espanyol to a 1-0 victory over inconsistent Almeria.

Mallorca 1 – Malaga 1 (La Liga, April 25, 2010) Despite being down to 10-men for much of the match, Malaga took a late lead four minutes from time when Victor Obinna rammed home a powerful shot. Mallorca rescued a precious point in injury time, when Aritz Aduriz finally forced the ball home following a frantic scramble.

Sporting Gijon 0 – Valladolid 2 (La Liga, April 25, 2010) Former Manchester United striker Mauncho put Valladolid ahead with just ten minutes remaining before both sides were reduced to ten-men with Francisco Maldonado and Asier Del Horno seeing red. Javier Baraja then sealed the much needed win on the stroke of full-time. The three points now means that Valladolid are within two points of safety.