Winless Elche lose to 10-man Getafe

Omar Mascarell of Elche CF competes for the ball with Enes Unal of Getafe CF during the LaLiga Santander match between Elche CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on October 31, 2022 in Elche, Spain.

Elche remain the only winless team in the Spanish league after losing at home to 10-man Getafe.

It was the eighth defeat in 12 matches for Elche, who are rock-bottom of La Liga having conceded a league-high 27 goals and scored just eight.

Trailing 1-0, the hosts passed up a chance of earning a fourth draw in the last five games when striker Lucas Boye missed an 87th-minute penalty.

Enes Unal scored what proved to be the winner in the 54th minute for Getafe – without a win in their previous five matches – who moved up to 14th.

The visitors played a man down from the 78th minute after defender Jordan Amavi was sent off.

Leaders Real Madrid were surprisingly held at home by struggling Girona on Sunday, leaving them a point ahead of second-placed Barcelona, who won 1-0 at Valencia on Saturday.

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