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Villarreal down Getafe in La Liga

dpadpa 10/04/2016

Getafe have lost 2-0 to Villarreal in La Liga.

Villarreal have closed in on a fourth-place finish in La Liga and a spot in the qualifiers for the Champions League with a 2-0 home defeat of lowly Getafe.

The promising Denis Suarez gave the hosts the lead in the 15th minute with a calm finish, after skipping around Getafe defender Alvaro Pereira.

Cedric Bakambu sealed the win six minutes from time after the overworked Getafe defence had failed to clear a corner.

Bakambu, 24, is proving to be one of the best signings of the Spanish season, having arrived cheaply from Bursaspor nine months ago.

"This is turning out to be a great season for us. I am just glad to be contributing with my goals," the Congolese striker said.

The latest defeat left Getafe second bottom, in the gravest danger since they reached the first division in 2004.

"We are by no means dead yet," said Getafe coach Fran Escriba, whose job is very much on the line after picking up just two points in 12 games.

In contrast, Villarreal are sitting pretty in fourth, eight points above a Celta Vigo side that won 1-0 at struggling Sporting Gijon earlier Sunday.

Spain striker Nolito scored the winner for Celta in the 64th minute, and the fifth-placed Galicians had few problems in holding out for the win against a Gijon side which looked depressed and almost doomed.

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