LaLiga review: Barcelona win at Getafe as Madrid derby ends goalless

Luis Suarez: Barcelona forward celebrates his goal at Getafe
Luis Suarez: Barcelona forward celebrates his goal at Getafe

Barcelona closed the gap on Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga to two points with victory over Getafe while Zinedine Zidane's leaders played out a goalless Madrid derby against Atletico.

The Wanda Metropolitano staged a tight game of few clear-cut chances, although Atletico keeper Jan Oblak made two fine saves and Gareth Bale missed a great opening for Real.

The result keeps Zidane's men one point ahead of their city rivals - and promoted Granada - at the top of the table but Barca are now within striking distance.

They shrugged off the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to win 2-0 at Getafe and claim their first away victory in any competition since April.

Goals from Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo proved enough for the visitors but Clement Lenglet was sent off late on for a second bookable offence.

The loss of Lenglet is another blow for under-pressure Barca boss Ernesto Valverde, who saw his side make hard work of the trip to opponents who had started without a win in four.

Granada continued their remarkable season so far, climbing to second in the table, above Atletico, with a 1-0 victory over Leganes.

Given they were facing the bottom side in the table, who are yet to win, the result itself was nothing special - Antonio Puertas scoring the only goal in the 28th minute - but Granada find themselves in rarefied company with 14 points from seven games.

Valencia ended a three-match winless run in impressive fashion, Denis Cheryshev scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over previously-unbeaten Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. It was Athletic's first home league defeat in almost a year.

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