Giants fall in La Liga

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Fixtures in the 2020/21 Spanish La Liga season on Saturday 17 October brought most of the unexpected as the so called big clubs lost their fixtures.

In an early kick-off of the day, Sevilla lost 1-0 against Granada in a match the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League champions played with 10 men which Granada capitalised on when Herrera scored the only goal of the match.

At the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, the 2019/20 La Liga champions Real Madrid lost 1-0 against Cadiz to the frustration on Zinedine Zidane and his men who failed to find the back of the net.

The visitors had to thank Lozano for his only goal which came in the 16th minute and proved decisive to hand Madrid their first defeat of the season but are still top of the standings with 10 points from 5 games.

As if that was not enough, their arc rivals Barcelona also failed to stand the heat of Getafe as they lost 1-0 with the home side finding the back of the net in the 56th minute when Mata scored from the penalty spot after Due Jong had fouled Dakonam.

Atletico Madrid has moved to 6th position on the standings following their 2-0 win over Celta Vigo thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Ferreira Carrasco.

La Liga results
Saturday 17 October
Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Granada 1-0 Sevilla
Real Madrid 0-1 Cadiz
Getafe 1-0 Barcelona

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