Getafe rallied from a goal down to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 in the Spanish league on Monday to loosen the visitors grip in fourth place.

Sociedad forward Carlos Vela opened the scoring in the fourth minute from an assist by David Zurutuza, but Getafe midfielder Pedro Leon pounced on a loose ball to rifle home the equalizer past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in the 18th.

Abdelaziz Barrada then netted the winner when he beat defender Inigo Martinez to another loose ball in the penalty area and scored in the 39th.

Sociedad is now just two points ahead of fifth-place Valencia with four rounds remaining, while Betis is seventh.

Leader Barcelona is 11 ahead of second-place Real Madrid, with Atletico Madrid third.