Ronald Koeman endured the first loss of his power as Barcelona stopped working to capitalise on a shock loss for Real Madrid, slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Getafe.
With El Clasico impending on the horizon, ruling champions Madrid were stunned by newly promoted Cadiz as LaLiga returned to on Saturday complying with the international break.
Nevertheless, Barca missed the chance to move degree on points with their competitors ahead of following Saturday’s face-off at Camp Nou.
Jaime Mata’s 56th-minute penalty sufficed for Getafe to secure a 1st league sway their illustrious challengers given that a similar 1-0 result back in November 2011, a run of 16 games.
Lionel Messi struck a post and also Getafe captain Djene Dakonam was spared from racking up a very own goal by the bar, yet – after starting his regime with back-to-back wins – Koeman has now seen his side pick up a singular point from their following two trips, laying bare the dimension of the job on his hands.
Ousmane Dembele made his 1st beginning of 2020 and also there was additionally an opportunity handed to young adult Pedri from the start, suggesting the brand-new boss will show confidence in youth throughout the restoring job required.
Still, it is a big-money finalizing who will once more come under the limelight, Antoine Griezmann wasting his team’s ideal chance to leave him still without a goal at club degree in the beginning of the 2020-21 period.
The French forward wastefully blasted over when tidy via in a 1st fifty percent constantly punctuated by the noise of referee Cesar Soto Grado’s whistle, with 5 players shown yellow cards.
Getafe had actually hardly ever endangered before Frenkie de Jong helped them out, the midfielder clumsily capturing Dakonam inside the area as he entered trying to win the ball.
Mata properly converted from the spot– sending out Neto the upside-down– and the relentless hosts held firm to their slim benefit with to the last whistle.
In an eventful coating to process not in maintaining with the rest of the contest, Juan Hernandez blazed over at one end prior to Getafe were saved by the woodwork in standstill time, Barca unable to locate a late leveller their performance hardly merited.