A few hours after the Cadiz team – the promoter of the First Division in Spain this season – dealt a strong blow to Real Madrid, the defending champion, beating him 1-0 in their own home, Barcelona fell with the same result in front of its host Getafe, a strong shock also to the two teams before the start of their career this week in The group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona missed a golden opportunity to rise to the top before the El Clásico match. It fell in front of its host Getafe with a goal unanswered by Jaime Mata from a penalty kick in the 57th minute, to freeze Barcelona’s balance at 7 points. Getafe raised its score to 10 points, to advance to second place on goal difference only behind leaders Real Madrid and in front of Cadiz and Granada.
All Barcelona’s attempts were unsuccessful, despite the activity broadcast by budding player Ansu Fati upon his arrival midway through the second half.
The defeat represents a heavy blow to Barcelona’s morale before starting his career in the European Champions League group stage against Hungary’s Fernfarros next Tuesday.