Shock defeat for Real Madrid
Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Getafe at the Bernebeu on Sunday in La Liga to help Barcelona move within only two points of the Champions on Sunday.
Arjen Robben thought he had put Real in the lead after 65 minutes but as the Real players started to celebrate referee Arturo Dauden Ibanez ruled that captain Raul Gonzalez was offside before he passed to his Dutch team mate.
Getafe quickly took the ensuing free kick and executed a swift counter-attack against their opponents now under-manned defence.
Franceso Casquero broke free and laid the ball off to Manu Del Moral who, in turn, passed to Ikechuckwu Uche and the Nigerian coolly slotted the ball home with his right foot from 10 metres out.
"Celebrating a goal and then getting hit on the counter-attack, that's something strange. We had put so much effort into the game up to that point that to recover from that blow was difficult," said boss Bernd Schuster.