Luis Suarez ensured Atletico Madrid ended 2020 top of LaLiga with the only goal in the Madrid derby against Getafe.
Suarez glanced in Yannick Carrasco’s 20th-minute free-kick for his eighth goal of the season.
Atletico’s 1-0 win means they enter the new year two points ahead of city rivals Real Madrid, who could only manage a 1-1 draw at lowly Elche.
⏱ 20' | #AtletiGetafe 1⃣-0️⃣
🗣 𝓖𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓞𝓛𝓛𝓛𝓛 ❗❕❗
✈ ¡@LuisSuarez9 de cabeza!
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) December 30, 2020
Luka Modric headed Real into a 20th-minute lead but Elche hit back seven minutes into the second half with a Fidel Chaves penalty.
Jorge Molina’s goal three minutes from time gave Granada a 2-1 win at home to Valencia.
The 38-year-old headed in Alberto Soro’s cross to strengthen the hosts’ top-six bid and condemn Valencia to a seventh match without a victory.
📌 Donato (40 years, 138 days)📌 Cesar Rodriguez (39 years, 279 days)📌 Di Stefano (39 years, 231 days)📌 Ben Barek (39 years, 124 days)📌 JORGE MOLINA (38 years, 252 days)
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) December 30, 2020
A bad-tempered finish saw Granada’s Domingos Duarte and Valencia’s Jason and Goncalo Guedes sent off in six second-half minutes before Molina struck.
Kevin Gameiro had put Valencia ahead before Kenedy equalised on the stroke of half-time.
Goals from Nolito and Iago Aspas gave Celta Vigo a 2-1 win against bottom club Huesca, for whom Jaime Seoane scored a late consolation.