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Cadiz 2-1 Barcelona: Ronald Koeman's side suffer shock loss at promoted side

Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Negredo's goal came with his first touches of the game

Cadiz beat Barcelona for the first time in La Liga since 1991 as former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo scored a famous winner.

It was a first home win in the top flight against any opposition for promoted Cadiz since 2006 and takes them four points above Barcelona.

Alvaro Gimenez put Cadiz in front before an own goal from Pedro Alcala brought Barca, who are seventh, level.

Negredo took advantage of shambolic defending to score the winner.

The 35-year-old, who had only been on the pitch for 44 seconds, closed down Marc-Andre ter Stegen before rounding the sliding Frenkie de Jong to tap into an empty net.

Setback for Koeman and Barca

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman - who played in 1991 when Cadiz last beat Barca - appeared to have turned a corner after a poor start.

They had won six of their past seven games in all competitions but now sit 12 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid after 10 games. They are already six points off the Champions League places.

Barca have conceded several sloppy goals already this season and trailed when Ter Stegen stopped Oscar Mingueza from scoring an own goal but Gimenez finished from on the line.

They benefitted from an own goal by Alcala to level before Clement Lenglet failed to control Jordi Alba's throw-in to give former Real Madrid striker Negredo the chance to score the winner.

Messi had 10 of Barca's 21 shots, with five saved by Jeremias Ledesma, but in truth Cadiz deserved their victory with a counter-attacking masterclass that proved a success despite having only 18% possession.

Line-ups

Cádiz

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Ledesma
  • 20Carcelén
  • 3Jiménez Jarque
  • 4López GutiérrezSubstituted forAlcaláat 31'minutes
  • 22Espino
  • 2JonssonSubstituted forFernándezat 80'minutes
  • 25IzquierdoSubstituted forAlejoat 81'minutes
  • 12Bodiger
  • 8Fernández Iglesias
  • 10PereaSubstituted forAdekanyeat 80'minutes
  • 21GiménezSubstituted forNegredoat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Garrido
  • 9Lozano
  • 11Pombo
  • 13Gil
  • 14Alejo
  • 15Akapo
  • 17Fernández
  • 18Negredo
  • 19Alcalá
  • 23Mesa Travieso
  • 24Malbasic
  • 32Adekanye

Barcelona

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2DestSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 77'minutes
  • 28MinguezaSubstituted forGonzálezat 45'minutes
  • 15LengletBooked at 61mins
  • 18AlbaBooked at 86mins
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forPjanicat 77'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 10Messi
  • 7Griezmann
  • 14CoutinhoSubstituted forDembéléat 45'minutes
  • 9Braithwaite

Substitutes

  • 4Araujo
  • 6Aleñá
  • 8Pjanic
  • 11Dembélé
  • 12Puig
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 16González
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 24Firpo
  • 26Peña
Referee:
César Soto Grado

Match Stats

Home TeamCádizAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home18%
Away82%
Shots
Home7
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cádiz 2, Barcelona 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cádiz 2, Barcelona 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fali.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Augusto Fernández (Cádiz).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Negredo (Cádiz) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Iza.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ousmane Dembélé.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Trincão.

  12. Booking

    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Adekanye (Cádiz) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Iván Alejo following a fast break.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pedri (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Iza.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

  19. Post update

    Miralem Pjanic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Fali (Cádiz).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid108202121926
2Real Sociedad117312251724
3Real Madrid116231712520
4Villarreal115511511420
5Cádiz125341113-218
6Sevilla10514129316
7Barcelona104242011914
8Granada104241117-614
9Ath Bilbao114161212013
10Elche9342910-113
11Eibar1134489-113
12Alavés113441113-213
13Getafe11344913-413
14Celta Vigo123451320-713
15Valencia113351717012
16Real Betis114071223-1112
17Levante112541315-211
18Osasuna10325813-511
19Real Valladolid122461118-710
20Huesca11074817-97
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