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.
Nevertheless, 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 the same 1-Zero outcome again in November 2011, a run of 16 video games.
Lionel Messi struck a publish and Getafe captain Djene Dakonam was spared from scoring an personal objective 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 dimensions of the duty on his arms.
8 – Jaime Mata has scored eight targets from the penalty spot in #LaLiga, greater than some 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 below the highlight, Antoine Griezmann squandering his workforce’s greatest probability to go away him nonetheless and not using a objective at membership degree within the early phases of the 2020-21 season.
The French ahead wastefully blasted over when clear by in a primary half persistently 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 improper approach – and the dogged hosts held agency to their slender benefit by to the ultimate whistle.
In an eventful end to proceedings not in line 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.