16th place Getafe defeated LaLiga league leaders Real Madrid to end their 15-game unbeaten run.
Enes Unal scored the only goal after just nine minutes when he robbed Eder Militao of possession inside Real Madrid’s penalty area.
Luka Modric went closest to an equaliser, striking the crossbar with a powerful drive but it was a mission impossible.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have played two games more than closest challengers Sevilla, who face Cadiz on Monday.
Real dominated the first half but only forced one save from Getafe goalkeeper David Soria, who did magnificently to tip Modric’s long-range drive past the far post.
The Croatian midfielder also struck the woodwork with a thunderous left-footed shot from the edge of the Getafe penalty area, while Toni Kroos fired wide from a promising position.
Real increased the pressure in the second half and went close to salvaging a point through Casemiro, but the midfielder’s sweetly struck effort was palmed to safety by Soria.
Real Madrid is still topping the table with 46 points after 20 games played while Getafe is sitting at the bottom (one place above relegation zone) with just 18 points.
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Getafe made it five straight La Liga games without a defeat to escape the red zone. They will find it very difficult to maintain such a streak in the first game of the year as leaders Real Madrid come to visit Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday afternoon.
Los Blancos have been by far the best team in the league in the first half of the season. They are deservedly eight points clear at the top of the standings with a record of 14 wins, 4 draws, and 1 defeat in 19 games.
The team led by Carlo Ancelotti finished the last year with a narrow 1-2 victory away at Athletic Bilbao.
Karim Benzema ended his phenomenal year in style, bagging a brace inside the opening seven minutes of the affair at San Mames Barria.
The French forward is the competition’s top scorer with 15 goals to his name so far in the season.
For the sake of comparison, the entire Getafe team notched no more than 12 goals in the opening 18 outings of the campaign.
On that note, Getafe without doubt have proved to the football world that there game at times can be unpredictable. Let’s wait for Monday to see if Sevilla will capitalise on this loss to close the gap between them and the league leaders. We move!