As if Manchester United dropping two points at home because of a dubious penalty decision in favor of their opponents wasn't freakish enough for one day (or millennium), Barcelona kept the bizarro-world trend going with a few unusual events of their own.
First, they fell behind to relegation zone hoverers Getafe, then Sergio Busquets was actually shown a yellow card for falling down into the fetal position a bit too easily and finally, Lionel Messi blasted a shot off the bar just before the final whistle -- a moment when he usually scores the vital goal and giggles and causes Jose Mourinho to punch a hole in his television.
So with that loss and Real Madrid's win over Atletico, Mourinho's side now maintains a six-point lead over Barcelona in this strange new universe where down is up and Busquets gets punished.
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- Sergio Busquets
- Jose Mourinho
- Lionel Messi
- Manchester United