Ronald Koeman suffered the primary defeat of his reign as Barcelona didn’t capitalise on a shock loss for Actual Madrid, slipping to a 1-Zero defeat at Getafe.
With El Clasico looming on the horizon, reigning champions Madrid have been surprised by newly promoted Cadiz as LaLiga resumed on Saturday following the worldwide break.
Nonetheless, Barca missed the possibility to maneuver stage on factors with their rivals forward of subsequent Saturday’s showdown at Camp Nou.
Jaime Mata’s 56th-minute penalty was sufficient for Getafe to safe a primary league win over their illustrious opponents since an identical 1-Zero outcome again in November 2011, a run of 16 video games.
Lionel Messi struck a put up and Getafe captain Djene Dakonam was spared from scoring an personal purpose by the crossbar, however – after beginning his reign with back-to-back wins – Koeman has now seen his aspect choose up a solitary level from their subsequent two outings, laying naked the scale of the duty on his palms.
8 – Jaime Mata has scored eight targets from the penalty spot in #LaLiga, greater than every other Getafe’s participant within the competitions ever. Infallible#getafebarca #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/xTqeUsMDX7
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 17, 2020
Ousmane Dembele made his first begin of 2020 and there was additionally a chance handed to teenager Pedri from the outset, suggesting the brand new boss will present religion in youth throughout the rebuilding job required.
Nonetheless, it’s a big-money signing who will as soon as once more come underneath the highlight, Antoine Griezmann squandering his staff’s finest probability to depart him nonetheless with out a purpose at membership stage within the early levels of the 2020-21 season.
The French ahead wastefully blasted over when clear by means of in a primary half constantly punctuated by the sound of referee Cesar Soto Grado’s whistle, with 5 gamers proven yellow playing cards.
Getafe had not often threatened earlier than Frenkie de Jong helped them out, the midfielder clumsily catching Dakonam inside the world as he rushed in trying to win the ball.
Mata duly transformed from the spot – sending Neto the incorrect method – and the dogged hosts held agency to their slender benefit by means of to the ultimate whistle.
In an eventful end to proceedings not in step with the remainder of the competition, Juan Hernandez blazed over at one finish earlier than Getafe have been saved by the woodwork in stoppage time, Barca unable to discover a late leveller their efficiency scarcely merited.