Cadiz gives their survival hopes a big boost with a well-earned 1-0 win over Barcelona.
It was just three minutes into the second half when the deadlock was broken, with Ter Stegen denying Sobrino with an excellent double save before Lucas came in to lift it over the keeper.
Ledesma was the hero for Cadiz, though, making a string of excellent saves to protect his clean sheet.
The visitors arguably should’ve had more, but Alex spurned his great chance to double their lead when he fired wide.
BARCELONA STARTING XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen;
Sergino Dest, Eric Garcia, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba;
Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi;
Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Ferran Torres.
BARCELONA SUBS: Riqui Puig, Arnau Tenas, Adama Traore, Dani Alves, Nico Gonzalez, Luuk de Jong,
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alejandro Balde, Oscar Mingueza, Martin Braithwaite, Neto.
CADIZ STARTING XI (4-4-2): Jeremias Ledesma;
Raul Parra, Luis Hernandez, Fali Jimenez, Alfonso Espino;
Salvi, Jens Jonssonn, Jose Mari, Alex;
Lucas Perez, Sobrino.
CADIZ SUBS: Victor Chust, Ivan Alejo, Juan Cala, Fede San Emerterio, David Gil, Carlos Akapo, Alberto Perea, Tomas Alarcon, Oussama Idrissi, Santiago Arzamendia, Anthony Lozano, Alvaro Negredo.
LUCAS SCORES. It’s a beautiful cross from Alex onto the edge of the six-yard box, Sobrino glances on a header, and Ter Stegen is perfectly positioned to smother it. However, Sobrino has a second bite at it, which the keeper flaps away, and Lucas is there to lift it into the empty net from close range. 1-0 Cadiz.
So, what’s next?
That win lifts Cadiz out of the relegation zone and into 16th, two points above Mallorca and Granada, who they leapfrogged.
Next up for them is Athletic Bilbao. As a result, Barcelona’s seven-match winning run in the league comes to an end, and they stay in second, 15 points behind Madrid. They face Real Sociedad on Thursday.
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