“Double knockout before the classic,” wrote the newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” after Real Madrid and Barcelona defeated in the Primera Division. This Saturday the famous teams will meet in “El Clasico” (broadcast on Eleven Sports 1), and before that they will be inaugurating the Champions League.
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In the 6th round, “Królewscy” lost 0-1 at home to the newcomer Cadiz, and “Duma Catalonia” lost 0-1 at the away game. The goal for the team from Cadiz was scored by Anthony Lozano in the 16th minute. In turn, Getafe’s victory was determined by a penalty kick, which was used by Jaime Mata (56th).
The Spanish media have no doubts after the historic first away victory of Cadiz against its capital rival: “Real pays for its passivity” – this is another title. Journalists emphasize that Zinedine Zidane’s coach made four substitutions during the break, and Sergio Ramos injured his left knee.
“There is no excuse, you have to accept failure. We didn’t get into the game well, it was hard right from the start and that made our situation more complicated. But that is not an explanation. We made changes for the second half and played a little better. The other thing is that if we conceded two or three goals in the first half, we wouldn’t be able to say anything, “Zidane said at a press conference.
When asked about Ramos’ health, he replied that tests would be carried out on Sunday. “May it be something small,” he added.
The Barcelona players also suffered their first defeat of the season. The media noted that the “Duma of Catalonia” played both unsuccessfully (two hits to the posts), but also very disappointing, for example there were no shots.
Barca coach Ronald Koeman was dissatisfied with the judging, but immediately after the meeting he tried to “weigh” his words.
Generally, however, there were no shortage of comments regarding the aggressive, even borderline gy Getafe. Experts admitted that this team could and should have ended the game weakened.
In other Saturday games, Granada defeated Sevilla 1-0 (the visitors played the second half without Joan Jordan, who was penalized by a red card), while Celta Vigo lost to Atletico Madrid 0-2. Luis Suarez scored one of the goals.
Commentators emphasize that this is the first league defeat of the Seville team in eight months.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the best Spanish clubs will start competing in the Champions League, on Tuesday Sevilla will play against Chelsea London, Barcelona against Ferencvaros, on Wednesday Real against Shakhtar Donetsk and Atletico against Bayern Munich, in the squad of Robert Lewandowski.
On Saturday (October 24), the league classic Barcelona – Real.
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