Alvaro Vazquez scores twice but Getafe can't levelk from 3-1 down
Getafe coach Quique Sanchez Flores unexpectedly quit the La Liga club on Thursday citing 'personal reasons'.
Getafe gave themselves breathing space in the battle to avoid being relegated with a 2-1 win over Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid were a shadow of the side that beat Real Madrid as a 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo dented their title hopes.
Valencia moved back into the Primera Division top four with an uninspiring 1-0 victory over Getafe.
Sevilla's top-four challenge took a hit at Getafe as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat to the Primera Division strugglers.
Valencia moved up to fourth in La Liga with a 2-1 win at Espanyol, while Barcelona and Almeria also won on Sunday.
A solitary goal by Edgar Mendez saw Almeria pick up a vital 1-0 victory over fellow Primera Division strugglers Getafe.
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