Mata’s double moved Getafe within two points of Sevilla, which holds the fourth and final qualification berth for the European club competition next season. Sevilla lost ground after being held by Valladolid to 1-1 on Friday.
It was the first post-break win for Getafe, which had drawn three in a row after resuming with a loss at Granada.
“This win helps us regain our confidence,” Mata said.
It was the fifth straight game without a win for Sociedad since the pandemic break. It stayed in seventh place, seven