MADRID (AP) — Surprising Getafe is standing its ground in the fight for the final Champions League spot in the Spanish league.
The southern Madrid club defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday to strengthen its grip on fourth place with seven matches remaining.
Striker Angel Rodriguez came off the bench early in the second half to score the winner on a breakaway in the 78th minute at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium.
The win kept Getafe one point in front of fifth-placed Sevilla, and four points ahead of sixth-placed Valencia in a tight race.
Getafe hasn’t finished better than sixth in the league since 2010. It was 10th or worse since then until an eighth-placed finish last season. Founded in 1983, Getafe has been in