Messi scores on record appearance but Barca denied by last-gasp Cadiz equaliser

Posted 5 days ago 21 Feb 2021 by MrBoss

Lionel Messi scored on his club-record 506th La Liga appearance but Barcelona could only bounce back from their Champions League defeat by Paris St-Germain with a draw against Cadiz.


Messi's first-half penalty after Pedri was felled was cancelled out by Alex Fernandez's last-minute penalty.


Cadiz's equaliser, from their only shot on goal, ended Barca's seven-match-winning run in La Liga.


Barca can now be overtaken in third if Sevilla beat Osasuna on Monday.


Barcelona could have moved to within six points of leaders Atletico Madrid if they had overcome Cadiz, who brought their four-game losing run to an end with their late dramatics at the Nou Camp.


Apart from Ruben Sobrino bundling an awkward shot wide just minutes after Messi gave Barca the lead, Cadiz rarely threatened.


But the hosts were left frustrated as Messi's penalty - coolly taken after Pedri was sandwiched in a tackle between Salvi and Isaac Carcelen - was all they had to show despite controlling 81% possession and having 20 shots.


For the Argentine, who is out of contract at Barca in the summer and whose future at the Nou Camp remains a key point in the club's upcoming presidential elections, it was a milestone day as he passed former team-mate Xavi to set a new club record for Barca appearances in Spain's top flight.


Inspired Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma, who was instrumental in their 2-1 win over Barca in December, was again hugely influential as he made a string of saves to keep out Messi and Antoine Griezmann.


Frenkie de Jong and Pedri both also had goals disallowed before the break and Ousmane Dembele was lively for the hosts, but Cadiz earned their point with a stoic defensive display.


Clement Lenglet's foul on Sobrino ultimately proved decisive to give away the late penalty, with Fernandez converting.

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Cadiz, who beat Barcelona 2-1 earlier in the season, get a last-minute draw

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Barca shame shame shame SHAME

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Messi the penalty boy

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Barca mumu eh.
team way come frm relegation dy cnt beat h/a

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More lose nd draw fall on them

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Emmanuel50: Barca mumu eh.
team way come frm relegation dy cnt beat h/a

West brom wey come from championship u win them abi sheffield united wey they bottom of the league no win u?

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Why always barca why why why
we need no sign new striker.
Haaland welcome to nou camp

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We need a prolific striker i think na only haaland go feet that place

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Emmanuel50: Messi the penalty boy

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Cassper: West brom wey come from championship u win them abi sheffield united wey they bottom of the league no win u?

Westbrom win me??
nd u go say we no win both teams dis season?

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Cassper: Why always barca why why why
we need no sign new striker.
Haaland welcome to nou camp

Make ona come sign martial while we go 4 haaland

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