FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-1 Cádiz: This feels like a loss, and Barça are not in the title race.
GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 CÁDIZ (Fernández 89’): Cádiz equalize. Álex Fernández steps up with confidence and scores for the away team.
87min: PENALTY TO CÁDIZ. Clément Lenglet kicks Ruben Sobrino’s leg inside the box and Cádiz have a chance to equalize from the spot.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Cádiz: And we’re back underway! Come on boys, let’s score more goals and win this one big!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Cádiz: Barça dominated the entire half, created good chances and had two goals disallowed on top of the one they did score. Good performance so far.
43min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Another Barça goal is called off, this time it’s Pedri who can’t celebrate because of an offside by Antoine Griezmann when he got in the way of a De Jong shot in the buildup.
39min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Frenkie De Jong scores for Barça but is offside and the goal is ruled out.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Cádiz (Messi 32’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Lionel Messi calmly passes the ball into the net as the keeper dives the wrong way and the home team is ahead!
30min: PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Pedri is tackled by Carcelén inside the box and Barça have a chance from the spot!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Cádiz: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Mingueza, Umtiti, Firpo, Pjanic, Matheus, Puig, Trincão, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Ledesma; Carcelén, Mauro, Fali, Espino; Sánchez, Ander, Perea, Izquierdo; Negredo, Sobrino (4-4-2)
Bench: Gil (GK), Flere (GK), Alcalá, Martin, Jonsson, Mari, Fernández, Pombo, Alejo, Lozano, Saponjic, Malbasic
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a big La Liga match for Barcelona, who welcome Cádiz to Catalonia. Barça must provide a strong response to their loss against PSG in midweek, and Cádiz are desperate to turn around a really bad run of results as they fight against relegation. This should be a good one, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 24
Date/Time: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 1pm GMT (UK), 8am ET, 5am PT (USA), 6.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
VAR: Pablo González Fuertes
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!