Madrid defeat Getafe


Real have 22 points from nine games and are one point behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after the champions were held to a 1-1 draw at Osasuna, Gerard Pique scoring in his own net in the last minute.
 Marcelo crossed from the left in the 53rd minute and Higuain controlled on his chest before firing into the top corner.

Three minutes later Getafe were caught in possession in midfield and on a swift counter-attack Higuain doubled the lead. The 21-year-old Higuain, whose chances have been limited with all the recent arrivals at Real, was denied his hat-trick by the woodwork before being given a standing ovation when he was substituted near the end.  Barca became bogged down in the face of Osasuna's pressing game at the Reyno de Navarra and they failed to break out of their straitjacket until late in the second half.

With the hosts tiring, Barca finally worked an opening when Lionel Messi fed Carles Puyol on the right of the area and the defender crossed low for Seydou Keita to slot in from close range after 72 minutes.  The tireless Mali midfielder, who bagged a hat-trick against Real Zaragoza last weekend, has now scored six goals in La Liga this season.
Barca appeared to be cruising to victory but in the last move of the game Osasuna's Javier Camunas crossed from the left and Pique gifted the home side a well-deserved point.

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