Denis Suarez equalised on the hour mark at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez after a fantastic opener from Gaku Shibasaki, before the Brazilian replaced Ivan Rakitic in the 77th minute and secured a 2-1 win with his first goal for the club.
“I’m very happy about scoring the winning goal,” the former Tottenham and Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder said after the game.
“The most important thing is that the team got back on the scoreboard, which allowed me to score comeback goal.
“Anger in my celebration? It was a celebration after a difficult match. “Ultimately, the most important thing was to come out with the three points.
“It’s difficult to score in these situations, but I received a great pass from Messi and I’m very happy for my goal.
“Getafe? They have great players, quality players and we conceded a goal, but we kept our peace of mind and patience to turn things around.”