Cádiz 2-1 Barça: No joy in Andalusia - FC Barcelona
Barça did everything and more to avoid it, but have tumbled to a 2-1 defeat in Andalusia that leaves them 12 points adrift of the top of the table. Cádiz took an early lead, but no sooner had the Catalans deservedly managed to get back on level terms, a freak goal at the other end meant they were playing catch-up again.
Barcelona's loss to Cadiz 'a huge step back' - Ronald Koeman - ESPN
"It's a huge step back in terms of winning La Liga," Koeman lamented in his postmatch news conference. "It's disappointing but we must accept it, even though being 12 points back from a strong team like Atletico is a lot. The result today is difficult to explain. We concede the first goal and weren't good in attack, with too many players in the middle of the pitch."
Barcelona are in ruins and Messi, no matter where his future lies, can do nothing to save the club he loves - ESPN
The Camp Nou is falling down. Like really, genuinely falling down -- and the rest of Barcelona is crumbling with it. That's not some wild judgement from outside, nor a loud front-page headline inflated for maximum impact -- in fact, the covers of Sport and Mundo Deportivo, the two dailies devoted to FC Barcelona, didn't even mention it -- nor a classic case of mischief-making from Madrid.
Sergio Busquets criticises individual mistakes as Barcelona lose 2-1 at Cadiz - Football Espana
The visitors created very little in terms of goal scoring chances on the night, with Cadiz goal keeper Jeremias Ledesma only really tested in the closing stages of the match. Veteran Spanish international Busquets has warned his teammates they need to quickly improve if they want to get back into the title race in the coming months.
Leonardo and Neymar revealed to have been plotting move for Lionel Messi since last summer - Football Espana
Speculation linking Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain gathered pace on Friday due to information released by ESPN France and carried by Diario Sport. Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, and Neymar, their star player, have allegedly been discussing the possibility of bringing Messi to the French capital since last summer.