After a match that was marked by the discomfort of a fan, Barca has come out on top in the relegation battle at the bottom of the championship.
FC Barcelona defeated Cadiz 4-0 on Saturday for the 5th day of La Liga and temporarily took first place in the standings ahead of Real Madrid, who received Mallorca on Sunday. Despite the medical incident in the stands that delayed the end of the match for a significant amount of time, FC Barcelona was able to dominate Cadiz throughout the entire contest (2 p.m.). Frenkie De Jong, who was in the right place at the right time to push into the cages a shot that goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma had diverted, gave the Catalans the lead shortly after the teams emerged from the locker room and began play again (55th).
The inevitable Robert Lewandowski then doubled the advantage in the 65th minute, when De Jong took over a shot that was still blocked by the goalie, before delivering the third goal on a plateau to Ansu Fati. Just entering the game, Lewandowski then doubled the lead in the 65th minute ( 86th). Ousmane Dembélé, who came on as a substitute for Ferran Torres in the 57th position, secured the victory with a hook that culminated in a shot that was deflected into his own goal by the goalkeeper of the opposing team in the 90th plus 2 minutes of extra time.
The Cadiz goalkeeper flies to the aid of a spectator
In the middle of the second quarter, there was a significant medical emergency in the stands, which caused the game to be stopped for almost thirty minutes. An AFP photographer who was on location at the stadium observed that a spectator had suffered a heart attack before being taken out of the building. During the midst of capturing the meeting, the cameraman who was responsible for losing consciousness did so.
Before that, the Argentine goalkeeper for Cadiz, Jeremias Ledesma, was observed running a defibrillator toward the stand to save the victim. Ronald Araujo, a defender for Blaugrana, started praying while he was out on the grass. The action picked back up at 9:05 in the evening. and was able to come to a quiet conclusion. During the post-game press conference, Xavi provided reassurance to the media by saying, “We learned that it was a heart attack, but that they were able to resuscitate the victim. On arrival, it is the most important. We are talking about human life, which is much more important than football. But they were able to save him, and we were able to play football again.”
This incident unavoidably cast a shadow over the meeting, during which Xavi was able to give his newest players, Hector Bellerin (the holder) and Marcos Alonso (who replaced Alex Baldé in the 78th minute), their first minutes of action. A little numb in the first period, the initial eleven, upset by nine changes, even got scared by a few counterattacks from the Andalusians. However, the entry into play of Pedri, Ous
Even though this victory was marred by a medical emergency, the Catalans have now won four games in a row and have increased the pressure on Real, who must win against Mallorca on Sunday to regain the lead. An ideal repetition for Barcelona and his “Lewy,” who will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday evening (9 p.m.).