Valencia hit Getafe for four; Atletico humbled as Osasuna cruise to first away win

Valencia 4 – Getafe 1 (La Liga, April 5, 2009) Valencia took a 2-nil lead into the break with Getafe, Juan Mata finishing expertly after collecting a perfect through ball from David Silva with David Silva adding a second from the spot. Javier Casquero pulled a goal back for Getafe with a penalty, only for Raul Albiol and a second David Villa penalty sealed the win.

Atletico Madrid 2 – Osasuna 4 (La Liga, April 5, 2009) Despite looking a yard offside, Osasuna’s Walter Pandiani was awarded with heading in a ninth minute opener at Atletico Madrid. The Rojiblancos soon levelled, Diego Forlan bending in a low shot from the edge of the box. But Atletico’s famed porous defence could not help but concede a second on the stroke of halftime when Krisztian Vadocz turned in a scrappy second following a corner. Atletico fell to pieces minutes after the restart with Walter Pandini grabbing his second of the match. Osasuna added a fourth when Masoud Shojaei fired the ball into the top corner from inside the area. Pablo Ibanez pulled a goal back three minutes later to make the scoreline slightly more respectable.

Espanyol 3 – Deportivo La Coruna 1 (La Liga, April 5, 2009) Deopr’s defence was twice opened up in the first half at Espanyol, poor defending allowed Ivan Alonso to nip in for the first before Ivan de la Pena curled home a brilliant second that the keeper didn’t even see for the second. Lassad Nouioui gave the visitors hope pulling a goal back just before the interval. Lopo’s last minute own-goal gave the score some extra gloss.

Sporting Gijon 0 – Racing Santander 2 (La Liga, April 5, 2009) Nikola Zigic opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half and the visitors had to withstand some strong Sporting pressure before sealing the three points right at the death thanks to substitute Gonzalo Colsa.

Zaragoza 1 – Girona 0 (Segunda Division, April 4, 2009)