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Getafe’s Unal scores again in Serie A

Striker Enes Unal has scored his 14th goal in the Spanish league to salvage a 1-1 draw for 10-man Getafe at Athletic Bilbao.

Only Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema with 22 has more league goals this season, with Unal now drawing level with Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior.

Unal is enjoying a breakout season. The Turk had never scored more than six league goals in his previous four seasons with different teams in Spain.

Unal struck three minutes into the match at San Mames Stadium when he jumped higher than Bilbao defender Mikel Vesga and headed Djene Dakonam’s cross past Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.

Bilbao left back Yuri Berchiche equalised in the 29th after he exchanged quick passes with Inaki Williams and blasted the ball past David Soria.

Soria, however, made several saves to salvage a point for Getafe.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 66th when defender Jorge Cuenca was shown a red card for fouling Oihan Sancet outside the area with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Bilbao stayed in eighth place. Getafe remained in 15th place and winless on the road this season.

The players for both teams wore T-shirts with the message “together against racism” before kickoff.

Leaders Madrid host Barcelona on Sunday. Madrid enter the weekend holding a commanding 10-point advantage over second-placed Sevilla, who play Real Sociedad also on Sunday.

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