MADRID: Barcelona misplaced 1-0 at Getafe within the Spanish league on Saturday for its first defeat this season below new coach Ronald Koeman.
Getafe lived as much as its fame as one of many high defensive sides in Spain and restricted the guests to 2 scoring alternatives.
Lionel Messi hit the upright within the 20th and Antoine Griezmann wasted an excellent likelihood on the half-hour mark.
After that, Getafe tightened its marking and Barcelona didn’t threaten once more till Djene Dakonam virtually scored an own-goal when he cleared a cross onto the crossbar.
Jos Bordals Getafe went forward within the 56th minute when Jaime Mata transformed a penalty kick after Frenkie de Jong fouled Dakonam on the sting of the world whereas making an attempt to clear a unfastened ball.
The first loss in 4 league matches this season for Koemans group comes earlier than its Champions League opener in opposition to Hungarian membership Ferencvaros on Tuesday and the seasons first clsico match in opposition to Real Madrid subsequent weekend.
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