Getafe beats Real Sociedad 2-1 in Spanish League
MADRID (AP) — Two late goals by Abdoul Yoda gave Getafe a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Monday.
Sociedad opened the scoring in the 83rd minute when Pablo Hervas tapped in after Carlos Vela controlled Sergio Canales’ back-heel and looked up to find his teammate waiting at the far post.
Yoda equalized when he controlled the ball, spun around to face the goal and sent a rolling shot inside the far post in the 90th. Five minutes into injury time Yoda scored again from Jorge Sammir’s well-timed pass.
“They were two genuinely heavy blows,” Hervas said of Yoda’s goals. “The truth is that after we scored we fell back too far and as they are very quick they caught us out.”
Getafe forward Pablo Sarabia came close in the 27th when he slammed a shot against the post from a pinpoint pass by forward Sammir that had stranded goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai.
Sociedad defender Yuri Berchiche rattled goalkeeper Vicente Guaita’s woodwork with a well-struck shot three minutes later.
Guaita palmed away a stinging close-range shot by Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason in the 52nd.
Barcelona leads the standings on 22 points from eight matches, with Sevilla second on 19 and Real Madrid third on 18. Getafe is in 10th place on 10 points and Sociedad is 16th on five.