La Liga round-up: Real suffer derby defeat as Barça back on winning track

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Getafe logo
3 - 1
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Real Madrid
Juan Angel Albín 3
Javier Saviola 55
Juan Angel Albín 47

Ikechukwu Uche 82

Juan Angel Albín bagged a brace and set up Ikechukwu Uche for the other as Getafe defeated rivals Real Madrid 3-1 in a Spanish capital derby at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Real boss Bernd Schuster has been under pressure for the duration of the season, but he received a vote of confidence from the board earlier in November.

However, the defeat may lead to the end of Schuster's reign in charge at the Bernabéu.

The home side took the lead in the third minute when Jaime Gavilán skipped past Sergio Ramos and whipped a precise cross for Albín to head past Iker Casilias.

And two minutes after the interval, Albín made it 2-0 as he finished off a swift counter-attack with a left-footed drive.

Real responded through Javier Saviola in the 55th minute, but substitute Uche struck Getafe's third with eight minutes remaining to secure his side's fourth victory over their Spanish capital neighbor in nine meetings.

Los Blancos, already without a handful of international players to injury, also saw midfielder Wesley Sneijder and defenders Pepe and Miguel Torres leave the match with injury concerns.

The two-time defending champions now find themselves six points behind leaders Barcelona.

Sevilla logo
0 - 3
Barcelona logo

Samuel Eto'o 20

Lionel Messi 79

Lionel Messi 90

Barcelona opened a six-point lead at the top of La Liga thanks to a 3-0 away victory over Sevilla.

In a thrilling exchange of attacking football, Samuel Eto'o put Barça in front in the 20th minute as he took advantage of Lionel Messi's deflected pass to curl in with the outside of his right foot.

Messi then extended the lead in the 79th minute when he controlled Xavi's flicked-on ball with his own head before hitting a superb volley from 20 yards.

Sevilla's disappointment at the defeat increased as striker Luís Fabiano was shown a straight red card four minutes from time.

And Fabiano will be fortunate to avoid further punishment after members of the Sevilla bench were forced to restrain the Brazilian from confronting the referee's assistant who called the foul.

And Messi exploited the one man advantage to secure his brace in the second minute of injury time.

The victory moved them six points clear of rivals Real Madrid in second place.

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