Cadiz, who are currently in the third and final relegation zone, one point from safety,
have a totally different goal in mind. As they try to gain safety and overtake Granada and Mallorca,
who are one point ahead of them, a draw would be a fantastic result, while a win would exceed expectations.
In this game, the home-field advantage should be decidedly in Barcelona’s favor – unlike on April 14, when an estimated 30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans bought tickets to help their team to a 3-2 win at the Camp Nou, securing a famous 4-3 aggregate victory and Barcelona’s elimination from the tournament.
The ultimate outcome, as well as the invasion by away fans, sparked great debate and has already resulted in a modification in the club’s ticket policy for European matches.
Barcelona vs. Cadiz updates & highlights
We’re headed to the Camp Nou in the first minute. And there’s little mistake who the majority of the audience is rooting for. Memphis Depay smacked a wide-left warning shot early in the game.
Barcelona isn’t messing around in the third minute. Dembele makes a darting run down the right flank, but Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma saves his shot and then a rebound attempt. There’s no danger around the next bend.
14th minute: Cadiz break through the Barcelona defense thanks to a fantastic through ball from Lucas Perez to left back Pacho Espino, who made a darting run in behind. Ter Stegen, the Barcelona goalkeeper, is the first to react.
18th minute: Barcelona is in transition, and Dembele wide right throws the ball on his left foot, but his curler to the far corner misses by a long shot.
23rd minute: After a Dembele shot is blocked in the box, Jordi Alba takes a shoot with his right foot(!) but it is too high. The crowd applauded the initiative, but Barcelona has struggled to get past Cadiz’s defense thus far.
27th minute: What a Cadiz counterattack! Sobrino outruns his opponent down the right flank and hands the ball to Lucas Perez, who misses the upper left corner. Sergino Dest was supposed to be called for a push, but there was none.
Dembele has a chance in the 39th minute! Cadiz lose the ball in midfield, and it lands on Dembele’s feet, who sprints into the area and strikes a low shot that Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma saves. Dembele has led Barcelona’s most effective attacks.
Sergio Busquets receives a YELLOW card for scything Danish player Jens Jonsson from behind in the 42nd minute, stopping a Cadiz counterattack.
Watch the goals of the match Cadiz and Barcelona 1-0
This game is going exactly how many people predicted. Barcelona is taking the game to Cadiz, but there are a lot of touches outside the Cadiz defense, and the host club is having trouble breaking through. Its most memorable moments have been provided by an inspired Ousmane Dembele. In transition, Cadiz had the finest chance of the game, but ex-Arsenal striker Lucas Perez failed to convert with just the keeper to beat. In the second half, Barcelona will almost certainly want to hurry things up, and Cadiz has some dangerous replacements on the bench. This match is still very much in the balance.
Halftime: Barcelona 0, Cadiz 0
46th minute: The second half has begun, and Barcelona’s movements have already gained a bit more zip and urgency. There are no substitutes for either team.
While, Cadiz scores in the 48th minute! Raul Sobrino heads a fantastic cross into the Barcelona box on goal after a Jordi Alba turnover, but Ter Stegen saves his shots twice. Lucas Perez, on the other hand, was on hand to punch the ball home. The club that is third from the bottom has taken an unexpected lead.
58th minute: Every Cadiz challenge has enraged the audience. After Ferran Torres’ head collided with the turf, one of them leaves him on the ground. Barcelona is preparing a replacement.
YELLOW for Cadiz’s Luis Hernandez in the 61st minute
He moves in for a sliding tackle and gets the ball, but on the follow through, his studs are visible. A yellow is given for such irresponsibility.
SUB – Barcelona replaces Memphis Depay at center forward with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 62nd minute.
SUBS — It’s Cadiz’s time to make substitutions in the 64th minute. Ivan Alejo is in the lineup (replacing Salvi Sanchez), and Fede San Emeterio joins the fray (for Jose Mari in midfield).
Jeremias Ledesma of Cadiz makes two crucial saves in the 68th minute, including one on a blazing shot from Dembele. So far, the Argentine has performed admirably.
Sergino Dest receives a YELLOW card in the 69th minute. Fali Gimenez of Cadiz is the one who draws the foul and the caution for the American right back.
Cadiz nearly scores a second in transition in the 76th minute! What a blunder by Alex Fernandez, who has the box wide open. But he dispatches Ivan Alejo’s service to the far right! At the very least, he needed to get the shot on aim.
SUBS — 77th minute Barcelona‘s next two moves are as follows:
Clement Lenglet -> Adama Traoré
Frenkie De Jong -> Luuk De Jong
Cadiz has another chance in the 79th minute! Raul Sobrino gets the ball on goal this time, which results in a corner kick. With the run down the right and the cutback cross, it was Ivan Alejo once again.
SUB — Santiago Arzamendia replaces Raul Sobrino in the 82nd minute.
85th minute: Ledesma makes another appearance! He stops an Eric Garcia shot just moments after blocking a Luuk de Jong header on a corner. If the score stays the same, Ledesma will be named man of the match.
86th minute: The referee runs to the sidelines with a bottle of water. It was flung from the bleachers. The supporters are becoming agitated.
Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma saves a volley effort by Aubameyang after an Ivan Alejo cross nearly fooled Ter Stegen by bouncing off the post.
Certainly, this game came to a dramatic conclusion in the 89th minute.
Stoppage time in the 90th minute is seven minutes.
The Blaugrana’s rage is reaching a boiling point.
Ferran Torres receives a YELLOW card for protesting in the 94th minute.