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Atletico suffer shock loss to Alaves

Atletico suffer shock loss to Alaves

La Liga's reigning champions were beaten by the bottom club on Saturday as Atletico Madrid's rocky start to the season continued with a shock 1-0 defeat by Alaves.

Victor Laguardia's header in the fourth minute was enough for an unexpected victory for Alaves, who sat 20th at kick-off, after losing all their first five games and failing to score in any of their previous four.

Meanwhile, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Friday escaped with the minimum two-match ban as punishment for his red card the previous evening when Barcelona drew 0-0 at Cadiz.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) disciplinary opted to hand the Dutchman the shortest permitted suspension after his sending off in the final minute.