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Spanish Primera BBVA

Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 8,000) 11th May 2014 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: E Fernandez

Getafe Getafe vs Sevilla Sevilla

Getafe 1

S Escudero (70)


Narrow win for Getafe

Last Updated: 11/05/14 8:29pm

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Ciprian Marica falls to the ground

Ciprian Marica falls to the ground

Getafe took advantage of a weakened Sevilla side to claim a vital 1-0 victory in their fight against relegation from the Primera Division.

With Wednesday's Europa League final against Benfica on their mind, Sevilla rested many of their first-choice players.

Sergio Escudero's 70th-minute goal gave Getafe a 1-0 victory to help them climb three points clear of the relegation zone with one match to play.

The hosts began brightly, piling the pressure on Javi Varas' goal, and they might have taken the lead in the 12th minute.

Federico Fazio picked up a yellow card for a foul on Ciprian Marica and Jaime Gavilan swung in a free-kick that was headed past the post by Juan Valera.

Getafe were being frustrated by Sevilla, though, and were struggling to create clear-cut opportunities.

Angel Lafita had a good one in the 35th minute but Varas came to his side's rescue.

Sevilla were offering almost nothing in the way of attacking threat and on the hour mark it was Escudero who tried his luck with a shot from the right that was easily stopped by Varas.

They were getting closer, though, and three minutes later the woodwork intervened when Pedro Leon's header hit the bar.

In the 70th minute Getafe finally made the breakthrough, Mehdi Lacen setting up Escudero for a fine finish into the top corner from outside the box.

And, far from weathering a Sevilla fightback, it was Getafe who looked the more likely to add a second, Valera and Lacen missing late chances.

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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