Real Madrid blew an 11-point advantage at the top of La Liga as they lost to Getafe.
Real Madrid blew an 11-point advantage at the top of La Liga as they lost to Getafe on Sunday afternoon.
After only nine minutes of play, Enes Unal scored the lone goal by stripping Eder Militao of the ball inside the Real Madrid penalty area.
A stunning strike from Luka Modric which looked like an equalizer narrowly missed the crossbar.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team has a two-game advantage over Sevilla, who face Cadiz on Monday, in terms of league games played.
Goalkeeper David Soria of Getafe was the hero of the first half, tipping a long-range effort from Luka Modric into the far post.
A tremendous left-footed attempt from outside the Getafe penalty area by the Croatian midfielder also struck the post, while Toni Kroos blazed over from a promising position.
It looked like Real would salvage a point in the second half, but Casemiro’s perfectly executed effort was palmed away by Soria.
Real Madrid sits top of the table with 46 points followed closely by Sevilla & Real Betis. Barcelona’s win against Mallorca squeezes them into top 5 of the League.