Posted: Thursday February 13, 2014 8:10 PM

Osasuna beats Getafe 2-0 to edge away from drop

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Osasuna beat Getafe 2-0 at home on Sunday to provisionally move five points from the Spanish league's relegation zone, while substitute Humberto Osorio scored both goals to erase Valladolid's two-goal deficit in a 2-2 draw with Elche.

Oriol Riera opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Francisco Silva spotted his run behind Getafe's disjointed defense with a long pass that the striker expertly used one touch to lift over goalkeeper Miguel Moya.

Roberto Torres capped the win on the break with two minutes to play.

The closest Getafe came to scoring was Angel Lafita's header off the upright in the 34th.

Getafe remained winless in eight rounds.

Elche went ahead on the waterlogged pitch at Valladolid's Jose Zorilla Stadium through goals by Ferran ''Coro'' Corominas in the 34th and Manuel del Moral in the 66th.

Valladolid coach Juan Ignacio Martinez sent on Osorio in the 69th and the forward responded by scoring in the 71st and 78th.

Valladolid's comeback was undermined when newcomer Jeffren Suarez, recently arrived from Sporting Lisbon, was injured with 10 minutes to play and his team had no substitutions to make.

The draw left Valladolid in the drop zone at three points from safety.

Later Sunday, Barcelona visits Sevilla looking for a win that would push the defending champions into a three-way tie for the league lead with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, while Real Sociedad hosts Levante.

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Golden State Warriors Bryce Harper Paul Pierce Masai Ujiri
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint