Real Madrid lost 1-0 to Cadiz, their first loss of the season after five games played, doing business for Atlético Madrid, winner at Celta Vigo, and FC Barcelona, who play in Getafe on Saturday night.
Powerless, Zinédine Zidane's men see their opponent of the day come back to their height at the top of the standings with ten points, even though Cadiz has played six games against five at Real.
A historic day for Cadiz CF, which marks its very first victory at Real in La Liga.
For Madrid, this defeat is bad news in the three-way game he plays every year against Atletico, now 5th at two lengths, and Barça, who can pick up on Saturday in case of victory at Getafe, his 4th game of the season.
Taking advantage of a disoriented central Madrid Varane-Ramos defense, Cadiz opened the scoring in the 16th minute with Honduran Anthony Lozano.
The Andalusians then held their ground until the end against the onslaught, timid, of the Madrilenians, who had a goal refused for an offside from Karim Benzema (80th).
Note the exit of Sergio Ramos on injury, hit in the left knee, a bad sign before welcoming Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday for the debut in the Champions League.
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