La Liga

Barcelona & Real Madrid both lose before Clasico for first time in 17 years

It was also two years to the round since both teams lost on the same day as they struggled against Cadiz and Getafe

5:00am on Monday 19th October 2020
Paul Macdonald

Barcelona and Real Madrid were miles off the pace after the international break as both sides went down to poor 1-0 defeats to Getafe and Cadiz respectively.

For Madrid, who also had captain Sergio Ramos suffer a knee injury, they lost to a well-drilled Cadiz side at home for the very first time in a performance where they deserved to lose.

Barcelona were equally inept, going down to Jaime Mata spot-kick but struggled to create any kind of opening throughout.

On the same matchday in 2018, Barca went down to Leganes while Madrid lost to Sevilla - which was the last time both sides lost on the same day.

But with the Clasico coming next Saturday, 24 October - this represents the first time that both of the Spanish giants lost their preceding fixture since the 2002/03 season.

On the weekend of 13 April, Madrid travelled to Real Sociedad where they were torn apart by Darko Kovacevic and Nihat who romped to a 4-2 victory.

Meanwhile Barcelona led twice at home to Deportivo La Coruna but Roy Makaay came to the fore, scoring twice in another 4-2 win, with both Clasico rivals humbled.

The Clasico that arrived the following week finished 1-1, with Ronaldo and Luis Enrique scoring first-half goals in a tense contest. Madrid would eventually go on to defeat Real Sociedad in a thrilling title race by just two points in the end.

Barcelona v Real Madrid: October 24, Kick-off 1500GMT

Latest news

European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2021/22: Lewandowski wins again as Mbappe grabs second

The Bayern striker has claimed glory in the award for a second straight year and some big name rivals were also prominent in the European golden boot race.

  • 6 months
European Assists King

European Assists King 2021/22: Mbappe and Muller share award as Messi makes podium

The PSG and Bayern forwards could not be separated in the creative standings as the club season reached its conclusion.

  • 6 months
Premier League

Premier League top scorers 2021/22: Salah and Son share Golden Boot, Ronaldo 3rd

The Liverpool and Tottenham stars have finished level in the final goalscoring standings for England's top flight this season.

  • 6 months
Premier League

Premier League Table: Manchester City beat Liverpool to title

Manchester City claimed the Premier League title on the final day of the season, edging Liverpool into second

  • 6 months

La Liga Table: Sevilla book Champions League qualification

Sevilla have booked their place in next season's Champions League after drawing 1-1 at Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening.

  • 6 months

How Chelsea and Liverpool could line up in FA Cup final

Chelsea's last chance at silverware comes in Saturday's FA Cup final while Liverpool are bidding for a historic quadruple

  • 6 months