La Liga: Real Madrid fall to stunning defeat newly-promoted side Cadiz

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La Liga: Real Madrid fall to stunning defeat newly-promoted side Cadiz

Newly promoted Cadiz stunned Real Madrid beating them 1-0 to share the same number of points in La Liga.

Zinedine Zidane watched one of the worst first 45 minutes under his management and changed four players at the break but Anthony Lozano’s goal on 16 minutes gave the visitors the points they fully deserved.

Madrid rarely threatened in attack and was fragile at the back in the first half with Sergio Ramos at fault for the goal and not appearing for the second half with a knee injury.

Madrid suffered an early scare with Alvaro Negredo playing against the club where he first broke through almost scored in the second minute.

The home side, playing in all-pink to promote World Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Monday, had their first shot on ten minutes but Karim Benzema’s shot was comfortably saved by Jeremias Ledesma. Lucas then fired over as Madrid gradually grew into the game.

But Cadiz still looked more likely to break the deadlock. Negredo headed wide from Salvi’s cross and Juan Cala then had a long saved by Thibaut Courtois. That was Cadiz’s fourth chance in the first 15 minutes.

When finally the goal came Negredo created it. He nodded down to Lozano. Honduras forward had got goalside of Ramos but was onside and he lifted his shot over Coutois.

With the Champions League and Barcelona on the horizon, it was awful from the home side making bold Cadiz look more like the side preparing to play Champions League football in three days.

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