Newly promoted Cadiz stunned Real Madrid with a deserved victory that moves them level at the top of La Liga with the defending champions.
Anthony Lozano’s smart first-half finish gave the visitors their first win against Real in almost 30 years.
Zinedine Zidane’s side dominated possession but only managed two shots on target against a resilient Cadiz.
Luka Jovic had the ball in the net but Karim Benzema had strayed offside from Marcelo’s cross earlier in the move.
Benzema struck the bar with a fierce effort from outside the box with 10 minutes to go but the hosts could not extend their 15-game unbeaten run in the competition.
Cadiz, however, continued their dream start after returning to the Spanish top flight for the first time in 14 years this season.
Lozano clipped the ball over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Alvaro Negredo’s assist after 16 minutes to score what proved to be the winner.
Negredo headed wide in the first half and the 35-year-old had another effort cleared off the line by Sergio Ramos, who later had to be substituted because of injury.
Cadiz, runners-up to Huesca last season, had a chance for a second after half an hour when Jose Mari found Lozano and his low shot was pushed away by Courtois at the near post.
Real Madrid pushed for a leveller late on but the visitors were able to hold on for their first victory against their opponents in La Liga since March 1991.
Zidane’s side must now regroup for their opening Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, before visiting Barcelona on Saturday.
- 4RamosBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMilitãoat 45′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10ModricSubstituted forCasemiroat 45′minutes
- 8KroosSubstituted forJovicat 78′minutes
- 22IscoSubstituted forValverdeat 45′minutes
- 17VázquezSubstituted forAsensioat 45′minutes
- 20Vinícius Júnior
- 3Jiménez Jarque
- 16Torres Ruiz
- 7Sánchez Ponce
- 6Martín-Bejarano SerranoSubstituted forGarridoat 76′minutes
- 2JonssonSubstituted forFernándezat 86′minutes
- 8Fernández IglesiasSubstituted forIzquierdoat 86′minutes
- 18NegredoSubstituted forGiménezat 81′minutes
- 9LozanoSubstituted forMalbasicat 45′minutes
- 23Mesa Travieso
- Santiago Jaime Latre
Match ends, Real Madrid 0, Cádiz 1.
Second Half ends, Real Madrid 0, Cádiz 1.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Carlos Akapo.
Attempt missed. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Asensio with a cross.
Eder Militão (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Eder Militão (Real Madrid).
Álvaro Giménez (Cádiz) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Offside, Real Madrid. Karim Benzema tries a through ball, but Luka Jovic is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jairo Izquierdo (Cádiz) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Álvaro Giménez.
Substitution, Cádiz. Augusto Fernández replaces Jens Jonsson.
Substitution, Cádiz. Jairo Izquierdo replaces Álex Fernández.
Corner, Cádiz. Conceded by Raphael Varane.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Filip Malbasic (Cádiz).
Offside, Real Madrid. Casemiro tries a through ball, but Vinícius Júnior is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Jovic.
Substitution, Cádiz. Álvaro Giménez replaces Álvaro Negredo.
Offside, Real Madrid. Marcelo tries a through ball, but Karim Benzema is caught offside.
Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Jovic replaces Toni Kroos.