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Villarreal miss chance to close on top two

Published: Saturday 11 December 2010, 23.00CET
Villarreal CF's hopes of reining in the top two in the Liga suffered a blow as they were beaten by a late goal at Getafe CF, while Sevilla FC were shocked by lowly UD Almería.
Villarreal miss chance to close on top two
Getafe celebrate their late winner against Villarreal ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 11 December 2010, 23.00CET

Villarreal miss chance to close on top two

Villarreal CF's hopes of reining in the top two in the Liga suffered a blow as they were beaten by a late goal at Getafe CF, while Sevilla FC were shocked by lowly UD Almería.

Villarreal CF's hopes of reining in Liga pacesetters FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF were dealt a blow with a 1-0 defeat by Getafe CF, who were reduced to nine men by the final whistle.

A win would have taken Juan Carlos Garrido's side to within two points of second-placed Madrid, who travel to Real Zaragoza on Sunday, and victory seemed all the more likely when Cata Díaz was sent off four minutes before half-time.

However, Villarreal failed to make their one-man advantage count and were stung on 89 minutes when Juan Albín grabbed the winner. Though Albín was subsequently sent off, the hosts held on for the win that leaves them in seventh place.

Sevilla FC, meanwhile, are tenth after slumping to their fourth straight league defeat, against lowly UD Almería. Fabián Vargas (48) and Pablo Piatti (81, 90) ensured Frédéric Kanouté's strike (83) could not prevent Almería from securing their first win in ten league matches and only their second all season to move them up a place to 18th.

Elsewhere, Sergio Agüero scored both goals as Club Atlético de Madrid prevailed 2-0 against RC Deportivo La Coruña to move level on points with Getafe.

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OsasunaOsasuna0-1ValenciaValencia

Soldado 56

Venue: Pamplona

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Manucho 7, 22

Benzema 12, Özil 45, 72

Venue: Valladolid

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Joaquín 26, Saviola 33, Camacho 75, Santa Cruz 85

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-1GetafeGetafe

Carlos Martínez 90+1

Lafita 86

Venue: San Sebastian

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Verdú 13 (P), Simão 60

Rakitić 24 (P), Negredo 90+1

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