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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Jaime Mata (35' PEN)
  • Jorge Molina (45'+5' PEN, 53')
  • Dakonam Djene (74')
  • Sergio Escudero (45'+4')

Getafe hammer 10-man Sevilla as Jorge Molina double boosts Champions League chase

Getafe took control of the battle for the fourth and final Champions League spot in La Liga as a Jorge Molina double helped them sweep past 10-men Sevilla 3-0 on Sunday.

The Andalusian side went into the crunch fixture in fourth place and a point ahead of their hosts but lost that advantage after slipping up against a more clinical Getafe.

Sevilla started a feisty affair brighter, with Franco Vazquez clipping the bar and Wissam Ben Yedder forcing David Soria into action early on.

But they fell behind against the run of play after Vazquez handled the ball in the area. Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz initially waved away appeals but following a VAR review, a spot kick was awarded and Jaime Mata made no mistake to net his 14th goal of the season.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors on the stroke of halftime as they conceded a second spot kick for handball. Sergio Escudero, who was booked for his protests surrounding the first penalty, was the guilty party and shown a second yellow card by Mateu Lahoz. Molina converted the penalty before doubling his tally eight minutes after the restart.

Dakonam Djene was then dismissed late on for Getafe after another VAR intervention for a tackle on Jesus Navas.

Getafe climbed up to fourth with 54 points, while Sevilla slipped to fifth on 52.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 38 +54 87
2 Atletico Madrid 38 +26 76
3 Real Madrid 38 +17 68
4 Valencia 38 +16 61
5 Getafe 38 +13 59
6 Sevilla FC 38 +15 59
7 Espanyol 38 -2 53
8 Athletic Bilbao 38 -4 53
9 Real Sociedad 38 -1 50
10 Real Betis 38 -8 50
11 Alavés 38 -11 50
12 Eibar 38 -4 47
13 Leganes 38 -6 45
14 Villarreal 38 -3 44
15 Levante 38 -7 44
16 Real Valladolid 38 -19 41
17 Celta Vigo 38 -9 41
18 Girona 38 -16 37
19 Huesca 38 -22 33
20 Rayo Vallecano 38 -29 32