MADRID - Athletic Bilbao forward Urko
Vera netted his first La Liga goal deep into added-time to
snatch a 2-2 draw for the Basque club at Getafe on Monday.
At a rain and wind-lashed Coliseum stadium on the outskirts
of the Spanish capital, Getafe captain Manu del Moral headed
into his own net in between scoring both the home side's goals
before Vera scrambled the ball in to rescue a point.
The 23-year-old was making only his third appearance for the
first team after debuting against Sporting Gijon last month.
Bilbao missed the chance to climb back above Espanyol into
fifth and have 42 points from 28 matches to the Barcelona-based
"We suffered right to the end of the match and now we have
to recover and focus on our next game," Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka
Iraizoz said in a television interview.
"Urko put the ball away very well and each player has to
make a contribution, that's what we need," he added.
In weekend action, Barcelona's lead at the top was cut to
five points after the champions drew 1-1 at Sevilla on Sunday
and Real Madrid beat Hercules 2-0 on Saturday.
With 10 matches remaining, Barca have 75 points to Real's 70
with Valencia on 54 in third.
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