The two Spanish football poles received a strong blow just one week before the upcoming confrontation between them in the (El Clasico) summit in the Spanish League, and each lost their match today, Saturday, in the sixth round of the League.
A few hours after the rising Cadiz team of the first division in Spain this season gave a strong blow to the defending champion Real Madrid and beat them 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 campaign this week in the group stage For the Champions League.
Barcelona wasted a golden opportunity to rise to the top before the El Clasico match and fell in front of Getafe with a goal without response, Jaime Mata scored from a penalty kick in the 57th minute to freeze Barcelona’s balance at 7 points and Getafe raised its score to 10 points to advance to second place on goal difference only behind leaders Real Madrid and in front 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.