Getafe 1 Real Madrid 0: LaLiga title race blown open as leaders suffer shock defeat against relegation candidates
REAL MADRID'S title cruise took a shock wobble as Enes Unal drilled an early winner for lowly Getafe.
Carlo Ancelotti's men remain eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla but have played two games more.
Turkey striker Unal stole the ball off Brazil centre-back Eder Militao to drill home on nine minutes.
And although Real dominated possession before the break Getafe keeper David Soria had to make just one save.
Luka Modric, still in hot form for the Bernabeu giants at the age of 36, forced the Spaniard to tip over a fierce long-ranger.
And it was Croatian playmaker Modric who went closest of all to an equaliser, firing a long-range left-footer off the bar.
Fellow midfielder Toni Kroos blasted high from an inviting position.
But mostly Real failed to create as many clear openings as they would expect.
Inevitably, they ramped up the pressure further after the interval.
But again Soria was up the task on the one occasion he was seriously threatened.
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This time it was Casemiro, the third player in Real's vaunted central trio, whose smart effort was palmed away.
Relegation-threatened Getafe held on for just their fourth victory in 19 league matches, condemning Real to only their second loss in 20.
Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla can move five points behind Real with a game in hand if they triumph at second-bottom Cadiz on Monday.
It comes as Ancelotti considers pruning his Bernabeu squad – to help fund summer moves for goal machines Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo are tipped to leave when their contracts expire on 30 June, freeing up £50million in wages.
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