After suffering their first LaLiga defeat of the season, the holders are now two points behind the Catalans, who beat Almeria 2-0 on Saturday. In the turbulent game of the 13th round, two standard goals and ten minutes of stoppage time were not enough for the uninspired “Royal”.
Luka Modric with a penalty (37th) and Eder Militao with a header after a corner kick (41st) scored for the team around the ÖFB star David Alaba, who was playing through. However, that was not enough because Alvaro Garcia equalized before the break (44th), Oscar Trejo scored the 3-2 penalty in the second attempt (67th) and Real remained harmless against the bottom of the table. Trejo was initially denied by Real goalie Thibaut Courtois, but the latter illegally left the goal line with both feet in front of the shot.