Barcelona defeated an uncompromising Cadiz side to take 4-1 winners in the Saturday night La Liga contest which was interrupted by a medical emergency among the fans. Frenkie de Jong
Xavi Hernandez played his Barcelona traps in Cadiz’s Nuevo Mirandilla in the hope that a victory would at the very least, briefly propel their team to top position in the league. The Blaugrana manager clearly had an focus on his journey towards Bayern Munich in the Champions League mid-week and picked a team which was a reflection of the mood of the game.
A former Leeds player Raphinha was the closest in the first half by kicking a left-footed shot just within the box which rattled into the frame of goal. The Brazilian international is grateful that he didn’t get exiled following an brutal challenge on former Arsenal forward Lucas Perez shortly after.
Xavi was left fuming within his area of technical play halfway through the opening half when Alejandro Balde was tripped inside the penalty box, but there was no spot-kick awarded after the brief VAR replay.
The second half featured a significantly improved performance in that Frenkie Frenkie de Jong’s opening goal of the season put Barcelona in the right direction after Robert Lewandowski doubled the visitors advantage. Barcelona played out the rest of the match without effort to secure their position as league leaders at present.
The tie was tied late in the game the game was stopped for more than an hour due to a medical emergency which caused Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma throw a defibrillator into the stands. The players left the field in accordance with the instructions of the referee as on-site medical personnel took care of the player in question.
After their return from the lengthy break, Ansu Fati scored a second goal for Barcelona to make it 3-0 for the night. Ousmane Dembele added to Cadiz’s woes by scoring the fourth.
Frenkie de Jong was the subject of so much attention by Manchester United in the summer because of the reason. The Netherlands player is known as a highly coveted midfielder.
The goal he scored was normal for a player with his caliber Frenkie de Jong simply guided the ball to the net, after he responded quickly to a rebound. His overall performance was exceptional.
In possession, he is dependable, Frenkie de Jong is a player who is always seeking for ways to move his team higher up the field. The goal was an acknowledgement of his outstanding performance in the middle of the park.
In the midst of a tense, hard-fought struggle De Jong’s tactics were superior to the rest and sent a clear message to the Barcelona management that they’d make an error by trying to profit from his skills once more.