Jaime Mata’s second-half penalty condemned Barcelona to their first defeat of the season as they slumped to a shock 1-0 loss at Getafe on Saturday.
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Mata scored from the spot within the 56th minute after Frenkie de Jong was adjudged to have fouled Djene Dakonam within the space.
Djene hit his personal bar in stoppage time as Barca pushed for an equaliser however the residence aspect held on to document a memorable win on the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Regardless of the loss, two youngsters did properly on their full debuts for Barcelona. Pedri, 17, was one of many brighter lights within the first half, whereas United States worldwide Sergino Dest, 19, slotted in seamlessly at left-back.
The positives gleaned from three unbeaten video games earlier than the worldwide break have been all misplaced at Getafe, as Barca’s weaknesses have been laid naked. They have been unable to match Getafe bodily and lacked a Plan B. David Soria had little or no to do within the residence aspect’s purpose.
Ousmane Dembele did not ship on his first begin — though he deserves extra time after an extended harm layoff — and Antoine Griezmann, beneath stress to ship, missed the primary half’s finest likelihood.
The loss will irk coach Ronald Koeman much more given they did not capitalise on Actual Madrid’s loss to Cadiz earlier within the day forward of subsequent weekend’s Clasico at Camp Nou.
Supervisor score out of 10
5 — Koeman’s Barca tenure had began fairly properly however we are going to see what he is manufactured from after his first defeat. He appears to don’t have any plan apart from 4-2-3-1 and his makes an attempt to vary the sport simply concerned chucking attackers on and attempting to chuck the ball into the field. There was no ingenuity.
Participant rankings (1-10; 10 = finest, gamers launched after 70 minutes get no score)
GK Neto, 7 — The busier of the 2 goalkeepers. Could not be anticipated to save lots of the penalty however did make a few sensible stops to maintain Barça within the sport.
DF Sergi Roberto, 5 — A sluggish show highlighted by the point he was caught on the ball by former Barca participant Marc Cucurella, who was one of many sport’s higher gamers.
DF Gerard Pique, 6 — Getafe’s solely purpose got here from a penalty. Barca’s downside was within the remaining third, not on the again.
DF Clement Lenglet, 6 — Like Pique, did not do quite a bit incorrect in opposition to a bodily Getafe aspect.
DF Sergino Dest, 7 — An honest full debut at left-back, filling in for the injured Jordi Alba. Confirmed greater than sufficient to counsel he’ll slot in in a short time.
MF Sergio Busquets, 6 — Usually uncovered within the second half because the lone midfielder as soon as De Jong went off however did OK.
MF Frenkie de Jong, 6 — Unfortunate to present the penalty away however nonetheless looking for his finest type.
FW Antoine Griezmann, 5 — Fired over when clear by means of within the first half and stays with no purpose for Barca this season.
FW Pedri, 7 — Nonetheless not even 18 however enjoying like a 25-year-old. Completely happy to glide with the ball, drop between the traces and has a watch for a cross — as displayed along with his help for the Griezmann likelihood.
FW Ousmane Dembele, 5 — Misplaced the ball too many instances within the first half. Made a few encouraging runs after the break however was quickly taken off as soon as Getafe took the lead.
FW Lionel Messi, 6 — Even on one in every of his quieter nights he nonetheless managed to hit the submit within the first half and stab one remaining shot broad in stoppage time.
FW Ansu Fati, 6 — Added a spark on the left and will have had a penalty when he was barged by Allan Nyom.
FW Philippe Coutinho, 6 — Got here on to vary the sport however struggled to seek out house in opposition to a compact opponent.
FW Martin Braithwaite, N/R — Given little or no time to make his mark. Pressured Djene to move in opposition to his personal bar late on.
FW Francisco Trincao, N/R — Got here on too late to have an impact however nonetheless discovered time for one comically dangerous cross.
MF Riqui Puig, N/R — Thrown on within the 86th minute for Sergi Roberto.