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Spanish Primera BBVA

Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 4,500) 27th March 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: C Clos Gomez

Getafe Getafe vs Villarreal Villarreal

Getafe 0


Villarreal 1

J Perbet (5)

Perbet pops up for Villarreal

Last Updated: 28/03/14 12:11pm

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Perbet fired Villarreal to glory with his early goal

Perbet fired Villarreal to glory with his early goal

Jeremy Perbet's early strike proved sufficient to earn Villarreal all the points from their trip to relegation-threatened Getafe.

Perbet fired home in the fifth minute as the visitors ended a run of four matches without a win to reignite their faltering push for the European berths.

The 1-0 reverse leaves Getafe coach Cosmin Contra still searching for his first win since taking charge a fortnight ago.

After opening his tenure with an entertaining 3-3 draw with Granada, Thursday's loss was a second in succession for the new man - having gone down 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao at the weekend - and leaves the club still mired in the bottom three.

The fans at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez dearly hope Contra is the man who can guide the club to a first win in La Liga since the end of November, yet they had barely settled in their seats before what would prove to be the match-winner was nestling in the Getafe net.

Bojan Jokic was involved as he found Perbet just inside the area, the French striker showing all the confidence of a fine season as turned and fired powerfully beyond Jordi Codina at his near post for his ninth league goal of the campaign.

Perbet might have doubled his tally on 21 minutes but Codina blocked his effort before Oliver Torres drilled wide on the rebound.

Getafe's response to falling behind was conspicuous by its absence, with Adrian Colunga's close-range effort, which forced Sergio Asenjo into a routine save, their only threatening moment before the break.

The hosts pushed on a little more after the interval as Villarreal sat back to defend their advantage, but chances remained thin on the ground with Pedro Leon and Lisandro Lopez both wasteful with the pick of what openings they carved out.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 37 93
2 Real Madrid 37 89
3 Atletico Madrid 37 77
4 Valencia 37 74
5 Sevilla 37 73
6 Villarreal 37 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 37 52
8 Malaga 37 50
9 Espanyol 37 49
10 Rayo Vallecano 37 49
11 Celta Vigo 37 48
12 Real Sociedad 37 43
13 Elche 37 40
14 Getafe 37 37
15 Levante 37 36
16 Granada 37 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 34
18 Eibar 37 32
19 Almeria 37 32
20 Cordoba 37 20