Liga - Rodríguez helps Getafe shock Athletic

Juan Rodríguez netted a goal in the 12th minute to lead Getafe against Athletic Bilbao, 2-1 at San Mamés.

Liga - Rodríguez helps Getafe shock Athletic

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2012 La Liga Athletic Getafe Mikel San José Juan Rodríguez

Juan Rodríguez got the ball in the centre of the box and buried a header into the lower left part of the goal.

Juan Rodríguez was on the pitch for 90 minutes against Athletic Bilbao. He scored in the 12th minute, assisted on Álvaro's goal in the 58th minute, took three shots and completed 23 passes. Juan Rodríguez's favourite passing target was Diego Castro, with whom he linked up four times.

Mikel San José scored on a right-footed shot for Los Leones in the 94th minute.

En route to the win, Azulones had the ball for 35.1% of the match. The winners had 15 shots, including eight on target. Miguel Ángel Moyá stopped nine shots. Álvaro had three shots for Getafe, more than any of his team-mates.

Athletic Bilbao controlled possession for 64.9% of the match thanks to strong open field play. Los Rojiblancos won 56 duels and 21 headers, which led to seven shots, including 10 on target. San José made the biggest impact of any substitute after coming on for Carlos Gurpegi in the 15th minute due to injury, as he scored one goal. The six attempts by Ibai Gómez were the most of any Athletic Bilbao player. The combination of Fernando Amorebieta to Jon Aurtenetxe was the most common during the match, as the two players connected 19 times.

Even though Athletic Bilbao posted a 66.4% possession rate in the first half, their failure to build a lead helped condemn the team to eventual defeat. Athletic Bilbao trailed at the break despite outshooting Getafe, 10-7.

Rojiblancos now sit in 17th in the table with a record of two wins, four losses and two draws. Geta are in 11th place with a record of three wins, four losses and one draw.

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