Barca take power. Large winner of Cadiz (0-4), Saturday evening, during the 5th day of La Liga, FC Barcelona temporarily settles at the head of the Spanish championship with 13 points on the clock. Launched in the second half by goals from Frenkie De Jong (54th) and the inevitable Robert Lewandowski (64th), the Catalan machine struck again at the very end of the game after a long interruption due to heart failure in the stands by the intermediary of Ansu Fati (86th) and Ousmane Dembélé (90th + 2nd).
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The game was interrupted about thirty minutes in the second half due to a serious medical incident in the stands. An AFP photographer present at the stadium noted that a supporter had suffered a heart attack before being evacuated. A cameraman responsible for filming the meeting lost consciousness in the process.
Previously, the Argentinian goalkeeper of Cadiz, Jeremias Ledesma, had been seen running a defibrillator towards the stand to rescue the victim. Blaugrana defender Ronald Araujo began to pray on the lawn. The match resumed at 9:05 p.m. and was able to end peacefully.
Lewandowski, again and again
The occasion was too good. They grabbed it with both hands. While waiting for Real Madrid to meet tomorrow against Mallorca, FC Barcelona had the opportunity to steal the throne of La Liga from their sworn enemy during his trip this Saturday evening to the lawn of Cadiz. Although heavily reworked at kick-off, only Marc-André Ter Stegen and Frenkie De Jong had been renewed compared to Wednesday’s match in the Champions League, the Catalan team held their rank by easily disposing 4-0 of the lantern red of the Spanish championship.
Without appeal with regard to the final score, the Barcelona success nevertheless took time to take shape. The fault in part to a well-established Cadiz team, but above all to the clumsiness in the last gesture of the Blaugrana « hairdressers ». Rapinha thus touched the post of Jeremias Ledesma on a well-felt strike with the left foot (9th), before completely missing himself on a good cross from Alex Baldé (21st). Memphis Depay, for his part, was hardly more inspired. Perfectly found at the far post by Ronald Araujo following a three-way combination from a corner, the Dutch striker missed the target (34th) for the first time, before concluding too softly a nice double one-two with Sergio Busquets ( 43rd).
Clinging to the break despite a largely favorable possession of the ball (74.9% against 25.1% for the players of Cadiz), the Barcelonans then decided to move up a gear on the return from the locker room, Frenkie De Jong launching the first banderilla on a lob not supported enough (48th), before finally releasing his own on a ball badly repelled by Ledesma following a good cross from the right of Gavi (54th, 0-1). Not determined to be satisfied with so little, Xavi Hernandez immediately took out the Spanish passer (as well as Ferran Torres and Memphis Depay) to bring in his lethal weapon, Robert Lewandowski.
Barça in charge
Triple scorer in the week on the European scene, the Polish striker quickly confirmed his coach’s choice by scoring the second Blaugrana goal on a consecutive sliding tackle with a well-adjusted center by Rapinha (64th, 0-2). Author of his sixth goal in La Liga, which earned him the lead in the scoring charts, Lewandowski did not stop there so far. After an interruption, the Blaugrana striker was decisive again by delivering an assist to Ansu Fati (85th, 0-3).
Credited with a superb opening for Lewandowski on the action which would lead to Fati’s goal, Ousmane Dembélé punctuated the Barcelona demonstration in style with a small solo number that he loves so much. Served on a set by the inevitable Lewandowski, the tricolor winger made the Andalusian defense dizzy before placing a shot from the left that the unfortunate Ledesma could only accompany in his own goals (90 + 2nd, 0-4 ). Calm winner of a Cadiz team without spring after the opening of the Catalan score, FC Barcelona concludes its beautiful week on a new brilliant success and adorns itself, temporarily, with a costume of leader that Real Madrid will seek to take back from them. tomorrow at the reception of Mallorca.
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