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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)

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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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2 Real Madrid 32 76
3 Atletico Madrid 32 69
4 Valencia 32 65
5 Sevilla 31 62
6 Villarreal 31 51
7 Malaga 32 46
8 Espanyol 32 42
9 Athletic Bilbao 31 40
10 Celta Vigo 31 39
11 Real Sociedad 31 38
12 Rayo Vallecano 31 38
13 Getafe 31 36
14 Eibar 31 31
15 Elche 31 31
16 Levante 32 29
17 Almeria 31 28
18 Deportivo La Coruna 32 28
19 Granada 31 24
20 Cordoba 31 19