Cádiz are playing in the first division for the first time in 15 years. But coach Álvaro Cervera’s well-disciplined squad has won all three of its away games this season.
Karim Benzema, the heart of Madrid’s title run last season, set up Federico Valverde for the 14th-minute opener, and pressured Emerson into scoring an own goal
LaLiga: Real Madrid kickstart title defence with goalless draw against Real Sociedad; Granada edge Alaves
With a squad mostly unchanged from last season, Madrid looked out of rhythm and couldn't get more than a point in a lacklustre match at the Reale Arena in the Basque Country.
Real Madrid begin their title defense on Sunday at Real Sociedad with practically the same squad that a few months ago lifted its first league trophy in three years. They haven't won consecutive leagues since 2007-08 as Barcelona has dominated domestically.
Champions League: Manchester City seize on Raphael Varane mistakes to oust Real Madrid, reach quarterfinals
Real Madrid's defensive mistakes by Raphael Varane were seized on by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to lead City into a quarterfinal against Lyon.
LaLiga: Eden Hazard has sunk under weight of expectations, says former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello
Hazard joined the Spanish club from Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported 100 million euros (91.13 million pounds) ahead of the 2019-20 season.
LaLiga: From Zinedine Zidane's influence to Karim Benzema's prolific returns, how Real Madrid's success story was scripted
Almost year after that loss, Zidane and Madrid are celebrating the Spanish league title — the team’s first since Zidane returned as coach and the first since Cristiano Ronaldo left to join Juventus.
LaLiga: In extended season, Real Madrid's title triumph a result of keeping eye on the prize in compact league
Real Madrid beat Villarreal to win LaLiga title for the first time since 2016/17 with 10 straight wins since the re-start.
LaLiga: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hails Zinedine Zidane, players after 'historic' title triumph
Perez added that the team deserved particular credit for how they reacted to the season being put on hold due to the spread of the coronavirus
Karim Benzema scored twice to give Madrid their 10th consecutive league victory. Real Madrid were the only team with a perfect record after the coronavirus-enforced break, having trailed Barcelona by two points before the league was halted.
LaLiga: Real Madrid move closer to title after win against Granada; Sevilla secure top four spot after Villarreal loss
Madrid can clinch their first title since 2017 on Thursday with a win at Villarreal, or if Barcelona lose points when they hosts Osasuna.
Zidane had to experiment in Real Madrid's defence with Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal serving suspensions and Marcelo and Nacho Fernández injured.
LaLiga: Karim Benzema's clever assist helps Real Madrid beat Espanyol and go clear at top; Villarreal score win over Valencia
Real Madrid and Barcelona have six games left with Madrid leading by two points. Madrid holds the tiebreaker on head-to-head results in the event they finish level on points.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho defends Harry Kane's goalscoring form in response to Paul Merson's criticism
Kane has scored seven goals in 10 games under Mourinho but struggled to make an impact against United — his first match since returning from hamstring surgery in January — and Mourinho said Merson was wrong to judge him based on one game.
Real Madrid took advantage of rival Barcelona being the first to stumble after the Spanish league resumed, and retook the lead with a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad
LaLiga: Karim Benzema's brace propels Real Madrid to comfortable victory over Valencia; Real Sociedad lose to Alaves
Karim Benzema scored twice and Marco Asensio added another on his return from a 10-month injury layoff as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 on Thursday to keep pace with leader Barcelona in the Spanish league.
LaLiga: Barcelona dismiss Lionel Messi's injury concern reports after footballer misses group training session
Barcelona said there was no reason to worry about Messi, and that he simply underwent an alternative training program in the gym, some reports said there could be more to it.
Karim Benzema has stirred a controversy by using an unflattering analogy to describe the difference in quality between him and his compatriot Olivier Giroud.
Karim Benzema fired Real Madrid to a 1-0 win in the city derby against Atletico Madrid on Saturday which underlined Real’s La Liga title credentials.