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(ATT 16,000) 1st June 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

Granada Granada vs Getafe Getafe

Granada 2

Nolito (29)
Y El Arabi (63)

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Getafe 0

Getafe miss out on Euro berth

Last Updated: 01/06/13 10:14pm

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Youssef El Arabi: On target for Granada

Youssef El Arabi: On target for Granada

Getafe's faint hopes of European football melted away as they finished with defeat away to Granada and saw other results go against them regardless.

Victory for Getafe coupled with a defeat for Sevilla would have seen them snatch ninth place and the final Europa League berth - at least subject to appeals lodged by Malaga and Rayo Vallecano against their respective continental bans.

But that convoluted route to Europe was comprehensively bypassed as Granada celebrated their survival with a final home win.

What began as an end-to-end contest could have gone either way, but goals in either half from Nolito and Youssef El Arabi settled it in Granada's favour.

Getafe might have given themselves hope with some better finishing, but Alvaro Vazquez, Pablo Sarabia and Diego Castro missed good early chances to test Roberto Fernandez, leaving Miguel Moya as the busier goalkeeper as he pushed clear a 10th-minute shot from El Arabi.

With Sevilla losing at this point, Getafe had their chance but things began to turn against them when Granada took the lead in the 29th minute with a close-range finish from Nolito, and then news filtered through of an Alvaro Negredo brace which had turned things around in Seville.

Getafe were not doing enough to change their own destiny, with Juan Valera blazing over when well placed before Pedro Leon cleared the crossbar wit ha free-kick.

As the second half began Granada were continuing to look the more dangerous and duly doubled their lead soon after the hour mark when El Arabi turned the ball home from Allan Nyom's pass.

Yacine Brahimi almost added a third but Moya got a strong hand to the shot

With Getafe sensing it was not to be their day, Granada had further chances to score but El Arabi's left-footed drive was held by Mota and Manuel Lucena's header went over.

The result sees Getafe settle for 10th place while Granada, having secured their top-flight status despite losing last week, finish in 15th.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18

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