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Barcelona Defeats Cadiz 4-0, Top La Liga

Barcelona Defeats Cadiz 4-0, Top La Liga

Barcelona Defeats Cadiz 4-0, Top La Liga

Barcelona Defeats Cadiz 4-0, Top La Liga

In a game that was delayed due to a medical issue in the fans on Saturday, Xavi’s Barcelona rose to the top of La Liga with a 4-0 victory over dead-last Cadiz.

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Five games have produced 13 points for Barca.

Champions Real Madrid, who has a flawless record thus far, will play Real Mallorca on Sunday in an attempt to regain the top spot.

In minute 55, Frenkie de Jong scored the opening goal, and ten minutes later, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead.

Lewandowski, Barca’s marquee acquisition from the offseason, has scored six goals in his last five Liga games.

Barcelona Defeats Cadiz 4-0, Top La Liga

The match was halted in the 82nd minute because of a presumed heart attack in the stands. Cadiz ‘keeper Jeremias Ledesma grabbed a defibrillator from the team bench and sprinted across the pitch to throw it to emergency staff in the stands.

The fan was taken away by ambulance.

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“This sort of thing goes beyond football, we’re talking about a human life here, so we all agreed to stop,” coach Xavi said.

“Fortunately they managed to save him.”

Barcelona scored twice more late on, through Ansu Fati on 86 minutes and Frenchman Ousmane Dembele, who made it 4-0 in stoppage time.

“It wasn’t a great game, but it was a good one,” said Xavi, who takes his team to Bayern Munich for a Champions League match on Tuesday.

Barcelona Defeats Cadiz 4-0, Top La Liga

Sevilla won 3-2 away at Espanyol for their first victory of the season thanks to a double from Jose Angel Carmona and one goal from Erik Lamela, who also collected a late red card as the visitors hung on for three points.

Sevilla now goes to Copenhagen for the Champions League in mixed spirits.

“At 3-0 we sat back after a good first half, but their goals were a reminder of recent failures,” said coach Julen Lopetegui.

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Rayo Vallecano beat Valencia 2-1 helped by an own goal from Nicolas Gonzalez. Mouctar Diakhaby scored a last-gasp consolation for the visitors.

Atletico Madrid takes on Celta Vigo in Saturday’s late game.


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