The two Spanish top clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona suffered surprising defeats one after the other on Saturday. Champions and leaders Real lost with 0: 1 (0: 1) against newly promoted FC Cadiz, Barcelona failed a little later with a 0: 1 (0: 0) at Getafe. Jaime Mata (56th) scored a penalty against the Barça team around world footballer Lionel Messi, who still fell into ninth place with seven points. Getafe climbed to second place – ahead of Cadiz. In the Champions League, Barcelona will play against Ferencváros Budapest on Tuesday.
Real is challenged in the premier class on Wednesday against Shakhtar Donetsk – the dress rehearsal failed strongly. Coach Zinédine Zidane made four changes during the break. Anthony Lozano (16th minute) scored the only goal of the game. Real’s German international Toni Kroos was replaced in the 78th minute. After the Champions League, the Primera División will face the Clásico between Barcelona and Real next weekend.
Atlético Madrid meanwhile managed a successful dress rehearsal for the start of the Champions League at Bayern. Four days before the match in Munich, coach Diego Simeone’s team won 2-0 (1-0) at Celta Vigo. Luis Suárez, who moved from FC Barcelona to Madrid in the summer, scored on Saturday in the sixth minute after a nice combination to give the Rojiblancos the lead – his third goal in the fourth league game for Atlético. Vigos Sergio Carreira hit the post in the first half in the penalty area (26th). Yannick Carrasco (90. + 5) scored the goal for the final score shortly before the end.
© SZ vom 18.10.2020 / dpa