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Villarreal slip to first defeat at Betis

Published: Sunday 29 September 2013, 23.02CET
Villarreal CF lost for the first time in the Liga this term as they succumbed to a 1-0 reverse at Real Betis Balompié, but there were away wins for Levante UD, Getafe CF and Elche CF.
Villarreal slip to first defeat at Betis
Pepe Mel's Betis inflicted Villarreal's first defeat of the season ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 29 September 2013, 23.02CET

Villarreal slip to first defeat at Betis

Villarreal CF lost for the first time in the Liga this term as they succumbed to a 1-0 reverse at Real Betis Balompié, but there were away wins for Levante UD, Getafe CF and Elche CF.

Villarreal CF missed the chance to displace Real Madrid CF in third spot in Spain as the Yellow Submarine suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Real Betis Balompié.

Betis had only registered one previous Liga win so far this term, but Nosa Igiebor's goal after 36 minutes was enough to earn a 1-0 win and move Pepe Mel's side up to 11th. Villarreal were unable to get back on level terms and will hope to return to form on Friday when they host Granada CF.

RCD Espanyol missed the chance to go fifth as they endured a second successive defeat, a pair of second-half Adrián Colunga goals earning a 2-0 victory for Getafe CF as they registered a third win of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Levante UD ensured they remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season as Jordi Xumetra got the only goal of the game in the 87th minute to secure a 1-0 win at ten-man CA Osasuna. Lastly, Elche CF recorded the same scoreline in securing a first win of 2013/14 courtesy of Javier Márquez's strike at RC Celta de Vigo.

Last updated: 29/09/13 23.15CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 19:07 CET

29/09/2013

BetisBetis1-0VillarrealVillarreal

Igiebor 36

Venue: Sevilla

29/09/2013

EspanyolEspanyol0-2GetafeGetafe

Adrián Colunga 73, 90+2

Venue: Barcelona

29/09/2013

CeltaCelta0-1ElcheElche

Márquez 62

Venue: Pontevedra

29/09/2013

OsasunaOsasuna0-1LevanteLevante

Xumetra 87

Venue: Pamplona

28/09/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético

Diego Costa 11

Venue: Madrid

28/09/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-1SevillaSevilla

Griezmann 66

Samperio 18

Venue: San Sebastian

28/09/2013

AlmeríaAlmería0-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 21, Adriano 56

Venue: Almeria

28/09/2013

ValenciaValencia1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Jonas 37

Venue: Valencia

27/09/2013

ValladolidValladolid2-2MálagaMálaga

Guerra 56, Osorio Botello 64

Santa Cruz 23, Pawłowski 76

Venue: Valladolid

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