Getafe beat Real Sociedad, Genoa held by Empoli


MADRID/GENOA — 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.

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.

Genoa was held to a controversial 1-1 draw by visiting Empoli on Monday in the first match since the port city was hit by devastating floods.

Genoa went ahead with a goal from Andrea Bertolacci 14 minutes in and Lorenzo Tonelli equalized with his arm in the 77th following a deflection.

��It was a handball by Tonelli. That was clear,�� Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini said. ��It cost us two points.��

The draw left both sides in the bottom half of table, with Genoa 11th and Empoli 14th.

Before kickoff, a minute of silence was observed for a victim of the flooding, caused when two rivers burst their banks and sent a torrent of water and mud down Genoa’s streets.

Residents have been left without electricity and schools closed.