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Real stutter yet again, Barca thrash Getafe

Real stutter yet again, Barca thrash Getafe
Real Madrid slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Sevilla as Jose Mourinho’s defending champions suffered a second defeat in four matches, their worst start to a La Liga season in over a decade.

Piotr Trochowski got the only goal for Sevilla yesterday as Real’s haul of just four points so far condemned the Spanish giants to their most damaging opening since the 2001-02 season.

Real are also eight points behind rivals Barcelona who won 4-1 at Getafe to retain their 100 percent record.

Trochowski grabbed the winner when the German international was quickest to react to a corner after just two minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the centre of attention in the build-up to the game after claiming he was unhappy in the Spanish capital, produced two saves from Andres Palop on 10 minutes and another from a tight angle before half-time.

Jesus Navas and Cicinho combined well on the right, and with Alvaro Negredo bravely leading the attack for Sevilla, the home side always looked dangerous on the counter-attack.

Mourinho showed his discontent by ordering his substitutes to warm-up on the half-hour mark.

Barcelona made it four wins in four games with a 4-1 victory at Getafe.

Brazilian full-back Adriano grabbed an early lead for Barca before Lionel Messi left the bench to grab a double, to make it six league goals for him, and assure the points for the Catalan side.

Pablo Sarabia got a late consolation for the home side before the recovering David Villa also came off the bench to claim his second of the season.

Messi appeared with 30 minutes remaining to slot home a penalty on 74 minutes after Juan Valera had tripped Pedro. Four minutes later, Messi was on hand to finish a cross from Martin Montoya before Villa rounded-off a straightforward victory.


Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho strongly criticized his side after watching them slip to a 0-1 defeat away to Sevilla in the Spanish Primer Liga.

Above all,  Mourinho was upset with the attitude of his players, which had already been criticized after their defeat in Getafe in the second game of the season.

‘Our defeat was deserved as we played a dreadful game off football. At this moment, I do not have a team,’ said Mourinho.

‘We are lacking collective spirit. We played as badly as this against Valencia, Granada and Getafe, so we are not going to talk about this,’ he said.
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