Football: Barca sink to defeat at Getafe

Football: Barca sink to defeat at Getafe

La Liga Santander - Getafe v FC Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Getafe v FC Barcelona - Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, Spain - October 17, 2020 Getafe players celebrate after the match REUTERS/Juan Medina

MADRID: Barcelona fell to their first defeat in La Liga under new coach Ronald Koeman as they lost 1-0 at Getafe on Saturday (Oct 17).

Getafe forward Jaime Mata sent goalkeeper Neto the wrong way from the penalty spot to score the only goal in the 56th minute after Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong had been penalised for treading on the foot of Djene Dakonam.

Barcelona had played well in the first half and almost took the lead when Lionel Messi thumped a shot against the post, while Antoine Griezmann missed an even clearer chance before halftime, blazing over when through on goal unchallenged.

Their loss followed champions Real Madrid's shock 1-0 defeat at home to Cadiz earlier on Saturday and left Barca ninth in the standings with seven points after four games, a week before the 'Clasico' at home to Madrid.

Source: Reuters

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