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Sport Getafe 1-0 Barcelona: Koeman suffers first loss ahead of El Clasico

00:50  18 october  2020
00:50  18 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Getafe 1 - 0 Barcelona : Koeman suffers first loss ahead of El Clasico .

Ronald Koeman suffered the first defeat of his reign as Barcelona failed to capitalise on a shock loss for Real Madrid, slipping to a 1 - 0 defeat at Getafe . With El Clasico looming on the horizon, reigning champions Madrid were stunned by newly promoted Cadiz as LaLiga resumed on Saturday following

Ronald Koeman suffered the first defeat of his reign as Barcelona failed to capitalise on a shock loss for Real Madrid, slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Getafe.

Gerard Pique holding a football ball: Jaime Mata, who scored for Getafe, clears under pressure from Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. © DeFodi Images/Getty Images Jaime Mata, who scored for Getafe, clears under pressure from Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.

With El Clasico looming on the horizon, reigning champions Madrid were stunned by newly promoted Cadiz as LaLiga resumed on Saturday following the international break.

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Player ratings as Barcelona suffer their first loss under new manager Ronald Koeman . A disappointing outing for Barcelona | Soccrates Images/Getty Images. Barcelona failed to capitalise on Real Madrid's earlier slip-up, falling to a 1 - 0 defeat against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Barcelona joined rivals Real Madrid in suffering a shock defeat just one week before the first Clasico of the season, with Ronald Koeman ’s men going down 1 - 0 to Getafe . The Catalans came into the match knowing a win would see them draw level on points with Real Madrid following their defeat to

However, Barca missed the chance to move level on points with their rivals ahead of next Saturday's showdown at Camp Nou.

Jaime Mata's 56th-minute penalty was enough for Getafe to secure a first league win over their illustrious opponents since a similar 1-0 result back in November 2011, a run of 16 games.

Lionel Messi struck a post and Getafe captain Djene Dakonam was spared from scoring an own goal by the crossbar, but - after starting his reign with back-to-back wins - Koeman has now seen his side pick up a solitary point from their next two outings, laying bare the size of the task on his hands.

Ousmane Dembele made his first start of 2020 and there was also an opportunity handed to teenager Pedri from the outset, suggesting the new boss will show faith in youth during the rebuilding job required.

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Ronald Koeman suffered the first defeat of his reign as Barcelona failed to capitalise on a shock loss for Real Madrid, slipping to a 1 - 0 defeat at Getafe . Ousmane Dembele made his first start of 2020 and there was also an opportunity handed to teenager Pedri from the outset, suggesting the new boss

Primera División Match Report for Getafe v Barcelona on 17 October 2020, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments. Jaime Mata's 56th-minute penalty was enough for Getafe to secure a first league win over Barcelona since November 2011.

Still, it is a big-money signing who will once again come under the spotlight, Antoine Griezmann squandering his team's best chance to leave him still without a goal at club level in the early stages of the 2020-21 season.

The French forward wastefully blasted over when clean through in a first half consistently punctuated by the sound of referee Cesar Soto Grado's whistle, with five players shown yellow cards.

Getafe had rarely threatened before Frenkie de Jong helped them out, the midfielder clumsily catching Dakonam inside the area as he rushed in attempting to win the ball.

Mata duly converted from the spot – sending Neto the wrong way – and the dogged hosts held firm to their slender advantage through to the final whistle.

In an eventful finish to proceedings not in keeping with the rest of the contest, Juan Hernandez blazed over at one end before Getafe were saved by the woodwork in stoppage time, Barca unable to find a late leveller their performance scarcely merited.

Juan Sebastian Veron expresses concern for Lionel Messi at Barcelona .
It follows a turbulent summer in which Messi wanted to leave the club, potentially for a reunion with former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The situation is likely to repeat itself in forthcoming transfer windows with Messi free to push for a move away from Barcelona again in January.Barcelona looked well short of their best in Saturday's 3-1 Clasico defeat to Real Madrid, who won last season's LaLiga title.

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