Real Madrid may be reigning Spanish and European champions, but they’re not top of La Liga right now.
On Monday night, los Blancos suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against city-rivals Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo led after just four minutes, only for a Luka Modrić penalty and then an Éder Militão header to completely flip the script.
Nevertheless, Rayo equalised mere moments later, before winning it thanks to a retaken second half penalty.
This is the first time this season Carlo Ancelotti’s team have tasted defeat in La Liga, but comes a week after a 1-1 home draw against Girona.
So, ahead of Barcelona’s Tuesday night trip to El Sadar, the Catalan giants lead the way by two points.
Real Madrid haven’t failed to win three successive league games since November 2020, a fact they’ll hope is still true after this one.
Cádiz meantime make the trip to the Spanish capital in the relegation zone, with only Elche below them.
El Submarino Amarillo held Getafe to a goalless draw on Saturday, a game that saw three red cards brandished after the 96th minute.
Luis Hernández the man dismissed for Cádiz.
So, Sergio’s side have actually only lost one of their last eight, but five of these have been draws.
Los Piratas’ most-recent victory did come against Atlético Madrid, Rubén Sobrino scoring in the 99th minute, so will believe an upset is possible.
Even so, Real Madrid are likely to cruise to victory at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.