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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Ángel Rodríguez (35')
  • Mauro Arambarri (41')
  • David Timor (88')
  • Antonio Puertas (74')

Granada's La Liga rise halted by defeat at Getafe

Granada missed a chance to extend their fairytale start to the season and return to the top of La Liga on Thursday as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at Getafe.

The home side went ahead in the 35th minute with a sweeping strike from striker Angel Rodriguez after Granada had given the ball away in midfield.

They doubled their lead six minutes later when Mauro Arambarri headed home from a corner as Granada goalkeeper Rui Silva miscalculated when he tried to claim the cross into the box.

Granada winger Antonio Puertas gave the visitors a fighting chance of salvaging a point when he netted on the rebound from close range in the 74th minute but David Timor sealed victory for Getafe in the 88th by hammering a free kick in off the bar.

Granada had climbed to the top of the standings on Sunday after beating Real Betis 1-0 but they are now third on 20 points from 11 games, one point behind second-placed Real Madrid and two adrift of leaders Barcelona, who both have a game in hand.

Getafe moved up to ninth with 16 points.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 16 +25 41
2 Real Madrid 18 +15 37
3 Barcelona 18 +20 34
4 Sevilla FC 18 +7 33
5 Villarreal 18 +9 32
6 Real Sociedad 19 +13 30
7 Granada 18 -8 27
8 Cádiz 19 -7 24
9 Celta Vigo 18 -6 23
10 Real Betis 18 -9 23
11 Levante 18 -1 22
12 Athletic Bilbao 18 -1 21
13 Getafe 17 -3 20
14 Valencia 18 -1 19
15 Eibar 18 -3 19
16 Real Valladolid 19 -9 19
17 Alavés 19 -8 18
18 Elche 17 -7 17
19 Osasuna 18 -12 15
20 Huesca 18 -14 12