Ronald Koeman suffered the primary defeat of his reign as Barcelona did not 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 had been shocked by newly promoted Cadiz as LaLiga resumed on Saturday following the worldwide break.
Nonetheless, Barca missed the prospect to maneuver degree 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 analogous 1-Zero consequence 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 aim 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 objectives from the penalty spot in #LaLiga, greater than another 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 through the rebuilding job required.
Nonetheless, it’s a big-money signing who will as soon as once more come below the highlight, Antoine Griezmann squandering his workforce’s finest probability to depart him nonetheless and not using a aim at membership degree within the early levels of the 2020-21 season.
The French ahead wastefully blasted over when clear by 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 hardly ever threatened earlier than Frenkie de Jong helped them out, the midfielder clumsily catching Dakonam inside the world as he rushed in making an attempt to win the ball.
Mata duly transformed from the spot – sending Neto the unsuitable manner – and the dogged hosts held agency to their slender benefit by to the ultimate whistle.
In an eventful end to proceedings not consistent with the remainder of the competition, Juan Hernandez blazed over at one finish earlier than Getafe had been saved by the woodwork in stoppage time, Barca unable to discover a late leveller their efficiency scarcely merited.