Barcelona loses 1-0 at Getafe for 1st defeat under Koeman

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts as Getafe's Jaime Mata celebrates celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between ...
Barcelona's head coach Ronald Koeman walks toward the bench during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Per...
Getafe's Jaime Mata celebrates with team mates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the...
Getafe's Marc Cucurella fights for the ball against Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcel...
Barcelona's Ansu Fati fights for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Geta...
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann walks during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Sp...
Getafe's Cucho Hernandez reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain,...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts as Getafe's Jaime Mata celebrates celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between ...

Barcelona's head coach Ronald Koeman walks toward the bench during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Per...

Getafe's Jaime Mata celebrates with team mates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the...

Getafe's Marc Cucurella fights for the ball against Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcel...

Barcelona's Ansu Fati fights for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Geta...

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann walks during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Sp...

Getafe's Cucho Hernandez reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain,...

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona lost 1-0 at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday for its first defeat this season under new coach Ronald Koeman.

Getafe lived up to its reputation as one of the top defensive sides in Spain and limited the visitors to two scoring opportunities.

Lionel Messi hit the upright in the 20th and Antoine Griezmann wasted a great chance on the half-hour mark.

After that, Getafe tightened its marking and Barcelona didn't threaten again until Djene Dakonam almost scored an own-goal when he cleared a cross onto the crossbar.

José Bordalás’ Getafe went ahead in the 56th minute when Jaime Mata converted a penalty kick after Frenkie de Jong fouled Dakonam on the edge of the area while trying to clear a loose ball.

The first loss in four league matches this season for Koeman’s team comes before its Champions League opener against Hungarian club Ferencvaros on Tuesday and the season’s first “clásico” match against Real Madrid next weekend.

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