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Getafe 1-0 Barcelona: Mata scores from spot as Barça beaten

Jaime Mata netted a second-half penalty as Getafe earned their first victory over Barcelona in nine years on Saturday night.

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Getafe have beaten Barcelona for the first time since 2011, and are well worth the win.

With leaders Real Madrid suffering a shock home defeat to Cádiz earlier this evening, three points for Barça would have seen Ronald Koeman's men leapfrog their arch rivals on goal difference, a week ahead of the first Clásico of the season.

However, they were made to rue Antoine Griezmann’s glaring first-half miss as Jaime Mata’s 56th-minute penalty gave the hosts a long-awaited victory over the Catalans.

Instead of Barça, therefore, it is Getafe who draw level on points with Madrid at the top of the table - and, in truth, they might have ended up winning by a greater margin.

Cucho Hernández twice had major opportunities to double Los Azulones' lead late on, but sent one against the crossbar - via a crucial touch by Neto - before firing over when clean through on the Barça goalkeeper.

By contrast, Barça struggled to create clear-cut chances and - a Djené near-own goal aside - rarely seriously threatened to recover from Mata's opener

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