FOOTBALL - Real Madrid lost their La Liga away match at Getafe 2-1 after leading 0-1 at half time. This means Real’s unbeaten run of 24 league matches comes to an end. This was Madrid’s longest unbeaten run in 15 years.
- Real lost a league match for the first time after leading at half time in more than five (!) years, when they lost at Racing Santander 1-2, with a 1-0 half time lead in April 2007.
- In that match against Racing, Raúl scored for Madrid, Iván Helguera and Álvaro Mejía were sent off and Ezequiel Garay scored two penalties for Santander.
- The last time a José Mourinho team lost a league match after leading at half time was when Chelsea lost 2-1 at Middlesbrough six years ago in August 2006.
- Real’s unbeaten streak started on December 17, when Real won 6-2 at Sevilla, a week after they lost 1-3 at home against FC Barcelona.
- The longest active unbeaten run in La Liga is now in the hands of Atlético Madrid with seven matches. They play their league match at home against Athletic Bilbao on Monday.
- The last time Real stayed winless after two La Liga matches was in 2001/02. That season, Real ended third in the league table, lost the Copa del Rey final against Deportivo La Coruña, but won the Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen.