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Spanish Primera BBVA

Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 7,000) 1st October 2012 - Kick off 20:30 Ref: J Paradas Romero

Getafe Getafe vs Real Mallorca Mallorca

Getafe 1

D Castro (49)

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Mallorca 0

Ximo (S/O 10)

Getafe edge out Mallorca

Castro nets only goal of game as Ximo sees red for visitors

Last Updated: 01/10/12 11:19pm

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Diego Castro: Netted the crucial goal for Real Mallorca

Diego Castro: Netted the crucial goal for Real Mallorca

Getafe climbed out of the bottom two of the Primera Division after beating 10-man Real Mallorca 1-0 on Monday night.

The 10th-minute dismissal of defender Ximo for a professional foul left previously unbeaten Mallorca up against it at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and hosts Getafe took full advantage to record only their second win of the campaign.

Diego Castro struck the winner in the 49th minute as Getafe rocketed up to 11th place, while Mallorca, who would have joined third-placed Malaga on 14 points with a victory, slipped down a spot to fifth.

In-form Mallorca, in buoyant mood following their victory over Valencia last time out, soon tested their former goalkeeper Miguel Moya, although the Getafe custodian had little trouble dealing with Tomer Hemed's early strike.

The next significant incident was the one that ultimately shaped the match, with Ximo shown a straight red card after a foul in Getafe winger Castro.

The home side soon looked to make the most of their numerical superiority and Abdelaziz Barrada drew a fine save out of Dudu Aouate in the 26th minute.

The visitors managed to hold out until half-time, but their backline was breached just four minutes after the restart as Castro turned in Pedro Leon's ball into the box, and that proved to be the match-winner.

Mallorca came close to an equaliser in the 59th minute with a Anderson Conceicao header that Moya did well to tip over, while Jose Carlos Nunes and Pedro Geromel both shot wide for the visitors in the closing stages.

However, they could not find an equaliser as Getafe, who had chances of their own to claim a more comfortable win, took the spoils.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25

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