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Real Madrid's grasp on the Spanish La Liga lead loosened with Sunday's 1-0 loss to Getafe, which scored while Real Madrid players celebrated what they
thought was a goal of their own. "They have scored a goal against us like in a match for 4-year-olds," Real midfielder Guti
said. "We can't afford to lose games in this way."
loss, coupled with another Barcelona win, shrunk Real's lead over Barcelona to just two points.
Against Getafe, winger Arjen Robben
thought he had scored and led a team celebration
despite the fact that the linesman had flagged Raul
offside on the play.
While Real players rejoiced, defender David Belenguer
took a quick free kick that set up a 4-v-2
counterattack that Nigerian striker Ikechukwu Uche
"The referee could have stopped the move because we had a lot of players celebrating," Real sports director
said. "Perhaps, in these circumstances, he should have stopped play."
Getafe president Angel Torres
disagreed. "Soccer is for the smart ones. To say Real
lost because of the referee is laughable because the whole of Spain saw what happened on the television."
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