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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Markel Bergara (66')
  • Mauro Arambarri (25')

Valencia suffer shock defeat against 10-man Getafe

Markel Bergara fired 10-man Getafe to a shock victory over second-placed Valencia to leave Barcelona five points clear at the top of the La Liga table.

Bergara's second-half strike won the day despite the home side having to play for more than an hour with 10 men after Mauro Arambarri picked up two bookings in the space of four minutes.

The midfielder, having already been cautioned for a challenge on Andreas Pereira, incurred the wrath of referee David Medie once again when he fouled Martin Montoya and was dismissed with just with 25 minutes gone.

However, his teammates battled manfully and got their reward when Bergara smashed home a 66th-minute winner, although they had to survive a late onslaught during which Simone Zaza came close to snatching a point for Valencia.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 28 +46 66
2 Atletico Madrid 28 +20 56
3 Real Madrid 28 +17 54
4 Getafe 28 +12 46
5 Alavés 28 0 44
6 Sevilla FC 28 +11 43
7 Valencia 28 +7 40
8 Real Betis 28 -4 39
9 Athletic Bilbao 28 -3 37
10 Real Sociedad 28 0 36
11 Eibar 28 -2 35
12 Girona 28 -6 34
13 Espanyol 28 -9 34
14 Leganes 28 -7 33
15 Levante 28 -11 31
16 Real Valladolid 28 -16 29
17 Villarreal 28 -4 29
18 Celta Vigo 28 -11 25
19 Rayo Vallecano 28 -21 23
20 Huesca 28 -19 22