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Getafe Stun Real Madrid 1-0 To End 15-game Unbeaten Streak For La Liga Champions

La Liga champions Real Madrid’s previous loss came on October 3 last year when they fell 2-1 at Espanyol. Since then, they had won 13 and drawn two across all competitions.

Getafe Stun Real Madrid 1-0 To End 15-game Unbeaten Streak For La Liga Champions
Getafe players celebrate after scoring a goal against Real Madrid during their La Liga match at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe on January 2, 2022. | AP Photo
Getafe Stun Real Madrid 1-0 To End 15-game Unbeaten Streak For La Liga Champions
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2022-01-02T20:59:06+05:30

Getafe ended Real Madrid’s 15-game unbeaten streak after beating the Spanish league leaders 1-0 in the capital derby on Sunday. (More Football News)

Striker Enes Unal took the host's winner in the ninth minute after he stole the ball from Madrid defender Éder Militão near the goal and beat Thibaut Courtois.

Madrid went no closer to an equalizer than Luka Modric’s strike that hit the crossbar in the 17th. Eden Hazard and Marcelo came on as half-time substitutions but could not spark a comeback.

Madrid’s previous loss came on Oct. 3 when it fell 2-1 at Espanyol. Since then, it had won 13 and drawn two across all competitions.

Second-place Sevilla visits Cádiz on Monday nine points behind Madrid.

Courtois started the match after it was determined that his positive COVID-19 result from earlier this week was erroneous. Madrid was without in-form winger Vinícius Júnior after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

The match was the first to be played since Spanish health authorities put back in place caps on attendance after the steep rise in COVID-19 infections. All games are limited to 75% of capacity, with some regions like Catalonia and the Basque Country applying even lower limits.

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