Barcelona and Real Madrid had their first Lose of the Season
Getafe striker Jaime Mata’s second-half penalty to see Barcelona experienced their first loss in the 2020/21 La Liga season, the penalty condemned Barcelona to their first La Liga defeat of the season. Mata slotted his 56th-minute spot-kick into the bottom corner following Frenkie de Jong’s foul on Djene Dakonam.
Barcelona had a couple of chances with Lionel Messi striking the post for Barcelona in the first half while Antoine Griezmann fired over at close range. Juan Hernandez also hit the crossbar for Getafe with five minutes remaining. Barcelona was not the only big La Liga team to lose, defending champions Real Madrid also suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat by promoted Cadiz earlier on Saturday.
Barcelona and Real Madrid will go head-to-head at the Nou Camp in the first El Clasico of the season next week Saturday (15:00 BST). It is the first time since April 2003 that both Barcelona and Real have lost their respective league games prior to El Clasico. Real Madrid is still topping the La Liga table despite their defeat, they are levelled on points with Getafe who beat Barcelona, they are both on 10 points with Cadiz and Granada.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman who face Hungarian side Ferencvaros in their Champions League opener on Tuesday (20:00) – are ninth, with seven points from their four games.