Barcelona stunned by Cadiz for second Camp Nou loss in a row

Posted 2 months ago 18 Apr 2022 by Emmanuel

Cadiz handed Barcelona their second home loss in a row with a shock 1-0 win over the Catalans at the Camp Nou on Monday night.

Barca were booted from the Europa League on Thursday after a 3-2 home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt saw them exit the competition 4-3 on aggregate. Prior to the defeat by Frankfurt, Xavi Hernandez's side had gone unbeaten in 15 games.

The first half ended scoreless, but Cadiz took a surprising lead early in the second half when Lucas Perez scored from close range after a scramble in front of Marc-Andre ter Stegen's goal.

Barcelona pushed for the equaliser, but Cadiz stood firm and saw out the match as the hosts fell further adrift in the standings and put their chances of finishing in the Champions League places in jeopardy.

The result leaves Barca stuck on 60 points in second place after 31 games, 15 behind runaway LaLiga leaders Real Madrid, who pulled off a stunning comeback against Sevilla on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the three points were massive for Cadiz, who moved out of the relegation zone and into 16th place in the standings on 31 points.

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