La Liga: Barca, Real suffer shock defeats
La Liga: Barca, Real suffer shock defeats

La Liga: Barca, Real suffer shock defeats


Seville (Spain): La Liga champions Barcelona slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Leganes and Real Madrid were resoundingly beaten 3-0 by Sevilla on Wednesday as Spain's two biggest clubs lost on the same day for the first time since January, 2015. Philippe Coutinho gave Barca the lead against bottom-of-the-table Leganes in the 12th minute with a classy volley but the Catalans' comfortable hold on the game dramatically fell apart shortly after the interval. Nabil El Zhar headed home a looping cross in the 52nd minute and 20-year-old Oscar Rodriguez turned in a second goal barely sixty seconds later to the joy of the 12,000 fans crammed into the Butarque stadium. Barca's unexpected loss handed Real the chance to move three points clear at the top of the table but the European champions were outclassed by a rampant Sevilla, who scored all their goals in a lively first half to inflict a first league defeat on Real under coach Julen Lopetegui.



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