LaLiga: Getafe come from behind to beat Elche; Real Betis move to 10th spot with win over Huesca
Elche took the lead through Raul Guti in the fourth minute, but Getafe rallied with goals by Marc Cucurella in the 39th minute, Jaime Mata in the 69th, and Angel Luis Rodriguez in the 86th.
Madrid: Young Japan forward Takefusa Kubo made his debut for Getafe on Monday and helped his new club come from behind to defeat Elche 3-1 in the Spanish league.
Kubo set up a goal after coming off the bench in his first match since joining Getafe on a loan from Real Madrid. Carles Alena, on a loan from Barcelona, also debuted for Getafe.
Elche took the lead through Raul Guti in the fourth minute, but the visitors rallied with goals by Marc Cucurella in the 39th minute, Jaime Mata in the 69th, and Angel Luis Rodriguez in the 86th.
Elche played with 10 men after midfielder Ivan Marcone was sent off in the 52nd for a foul on Alena.
The 19-year-old Kubo, who set up Mata’s goal five minutes after entering the match, started the season playing with Villarreal but was not getting many minutes under coach Unai Emery. He played on a loan with Mallorca after being signed by Real Madrid in 2019.
Alena, who joined from Barcelona this month, was in the starting lineup for his debut.
This was only the second win in 12 league matches for Getafe, who moved to 13th place.
Elche, winless in 11 league matches, stayed in 18th place, just inside the relegation zone.
Real Betis moves up
Real Betis defeated last-placed Huesca 2-0, thanks to late goals by Aissa Mandi and Antonio Sanabria, moving to 10th. Huesca are enduring a five-game winless streak in the league.
Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan was hit by a plastic pole that was thrown from a Betis section of the Benito Villamarin stadium on Saturday, causing the match to be suspended at 1-1.
Ferran Torres was presented last week but hadn't been added to Barcelona squad due to the Spanish league's strict financial fair play rules.
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Atletico Madrid regain fourth place, now level on points with Real Sociedad in fifth, and 16 behind leaders Real Madrid, albeit with a game in hand.