Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/1/14
Getafe struck a potentially vital blow in their bid to avoid relegation as they eased themselves five points clear of the Primera Division danger zone with an impressive 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Villarreal . Luis Garcia Plaza's men went into the game on a five-game winless slide that had threatened to throw them into the middle of a dogfight, but goals from Diego Castro and Abdelaziz Barrada mean they now have some breathing space. Villarreal, highly fancied at the start of the season but still to recover from the loss of Giuseppe Rossi to injury, are three points above the bottom three, but should have taken more from this match. They did equalise through Nilmar's penalty, but, having already missed one through Borja Valero, the Yellow Submarine may well consider this to be a chance missed. With a three-game winless run of their own hanging over them, Jose Francisco Molina's side were always likely to start quickly and so it proved, with Cani working Miguel Moya...
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