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Villarreal 1-0 Getafe: Asenjo the hero with two penalty stops

S.R. Sidarth

Villarreal broke their losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Getafe, the only goal of the match coming from Enes Unal in the 3rd minute. The Submarine survived not one but two penalty awards, the first against Javi Fuego, the second against Jaume Costa, but in both instances Sergio Asenjo saved the spot kicks.

Truth to tell, Unal should have had a second goal—he scored it well enough, but the ref waved it off for a nonexistent foul in the buildup. Highlights are here:

With the win Villarreal remain eight points behind Valencia (who are in fourth) while they are six points ahead of Celta Vigo in the race for the Europa League places. Next match is Wednesday against Eibar at Iparua. Endavant!