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Spanish Primera BBVA

Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 500) 19th January 2014 - Kick off 11:00 Ref: D Fernandez Borbalan

Getafe Getafe vs Real Sociedad Sociedad

Getafe 2

C Marica (28)
P Leon (52)
Borja (S/O 62)


Sociedad 2

I Agirretxe (4, 16)

Getafe battle back for draw

Last Updated: 19/01/14 2:06pm

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Borja and Carlos Vela battle for the ball

Borja and Carlos Vela battle for the ball

Getafe fought their way back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Real Sociedad and even survived playing the final half-hour with 10 men.

Two headed goals from Imanol Agirretxe gave the Basque side an early lead but the hosts, helped by a soaked pitch which limited La Real's ability to move the ball around, responded with goals by Ciprian Marica and Pedro Leon.

Borja Fernandez was sent off in the second half for picking up two yellow cards but La Real were unable to take advantage.

The visitors, who qualified for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey in midweek and were looking to make up for the 5-1 defeat they suffered at Villarreal in their last league game, started strongly and took the lead after just four minutes, Agirretxe crashing in a header from a Carlos Vela cross.

Sociedad kept up the pressure after the goal, Antoine Griezmann forcing Miguel Angel Moya to make a fine save, and then the second goal arrived.

A rare Getafe attack came to nothing and Vela raced down the wing, finding Agirrexte again and the striker headed past Moya for a second time.

Despite little support from a near empty stadium, Getafe found their way back into the game.

Sociedad failed to clear a corner and the ball fell to Ciprian, who to the amazement of the visiting defence was onside, and the Romanian calmly shot into the bottom corner.

The hosts then dominated the rest of the first half and had four chances to level, the best of which fell to Leon, who was put clean through on goal but goalkeeper Claudio Bravo blocked his shot.

Getafe's revival continued into the second half, Alvaro Arroyo and Ciprian both going close, before Leon got the goal they craved, burying the ball into the bottom corner in a congested area.

But 10 minutes later all the hard work the hosts had done to get back in the game threatened to go to waste, as Fernandez was shown a second yellow card for tripping Markel Bergara.

But Luis Garcia's men held on for the point, the only scares coming when Mikel Gonzalez glanced a header just wide of the far post from a corner, although Vela thought he should have been awarded a penalty when Lisandro Lopez sent him tumbling just as he entered the area.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 38 94
2 Real Madrid 38 92
3 Atletico Madrid 38 78
4 Valencia 38 77
5 Sevilla 38 76
6 Villarreal 38 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 55
8 Celta Vigo 38 51
9 Malaga 38 50
10 Espanyol 38 49
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 46
13 Elche 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 38 37
16 Deportivo La Coruna 38 35
17 Granada 38 35
18 Eibar 38 35
19 Almeria 38 32
20 Cordoba 38 20