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Spanish Primera BBVA

El Madrigal (ATT 16,000) 31st October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: J Estrada Fernandez

Villarreal Villarreal vs Getafe Getafe

Villarreal 0

P Iniguez (S/O 39)


Getafe 2

C Marica (5)
P Sarabia (90+2)

Getafe see off Villarreal

Last Updated: 31/10/13 9:38pm

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Celebrations for Getafe.

Celebrations for Getafe.

Ten-man Villarreal slumped to a 2-0 home defeat to Getafe on Thursday night.

Ciprian Marica's early goal got Getafe off to the ideal start and their cause was further helped by a 39th-minute red card for defender Pablo Iniguez for a foul on Marica.

The Yellow Submarine regrouped and had chances to get back on level terms, but they were finally sunk two minutes into injury time when substitute Pablo Sarabia added a second.

The win moved Getafe, who have now won five of their last six in the league, to within a point of their opponents.

The away side came flying out of the blocks and might have gone in front in the third minute, but Borja Fernandez's header went wide of the left post.

Their goal came just two minutes later, though, as Marica's right-footed shot from the centre of the area found the bottom right corner.

Villarreal finally got going around the half-hour mark, with Giovani Dos Santos bringing a smart block out of goalkeeper Miguel Moya.

The keeper denied the Mexican again in similar fashion a minute later as the hosts tried in vain to level the match.

But the hosts were dealt another blow six minutes before the break when Iniguez received a straight red card for a foul on Marica.

Giovani looked their most likely source of sparking a fightback and his inswinging corner from the right 10 minutes into the second half picked out Tomas Pina, but his header went over.

At the other end Diego Castro tested Sergio Asenjo in the home goal, but Villarreal still had hopes of getting back into the match, Ikechukwu Uche firing a presentable chance over the top.

Sarabia's effort at the death killed them off, though, as he provided the finish to Pedro Leon's ball in from the right to seal a fine night for Getafe.

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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