Sevilla bring Getafe back down to earth

Getafe crashed to earth a week after their headline-grabbing victory over champions Barcelona with a 3-0 defeat at Sevilla in La Liga on Monday.

Getafe were the first side to beat Barca this season with a shock 1-0 home win, but they were soon trailing at the Sanchez Pizjuan when Federico Fazio scored with a diving header following a corner.

Former Getafe striker Manu del Moral scored a solo effort to double the lead in the 50th minute and substitute Frederic Kanoute curled a shot inside the far post at the end to secure Sevilla their first back-to-back wins this season.

Sevilla climbed to fifth with 24 points from 14 games, 13 behind leaders Real Madrid, who notched their 14th consecutive victory in all competitions with a 3-0 win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

Barcelona are three points behind in second place, having played a game more, after thumping fourth-placed Levante 5-0. They travel to play Jose Mourinho's leaders on Saturday.

Getafe, with one point on the road this season, are 16th with 13 points.


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