FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-0 Cádiz: Barça suffered a lot more than they needed to in the second half and Ter Stegen came up huge multiple times, but three points are three points and the leaders continue to march on.
58’ GOAL DISALLOWED: After a corner into the box Roger has the ball in the back of the net for Cádiz a second time in the game but it’s once again ruled out, this time for a foul on Ter Stegen in the buildup.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Cádiz: Back underway at Camp Nou!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Cádiz: Barça played well but were frustrated for 43 minutes by a tough Cádiz side that defended well and had their moments on the counter, but the home team scored two big goals before halftime to take a massive step towards another victory.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Cádiz (Lewandowski 45+1’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Another huge goal before halftime as Roberto finds Lewandowski at the edge of the box and the Pole fires it home!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Cádiz (Roberto 43’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Ferran Torres makes a sensational individual move down the right and crosses it to Robert Lewandowski, who has his header blocked at the goal line but Sergi Roberto fires home on the rebound!
19’ GOAL DISALLOWED: Cádiz take the lead through Roger, but the goal is ruled out for an offside on the striker.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Cádiz: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a big La Liga match as Barcelona welcome Cádiz looking to restore their eight-point lead at the top of the table, but it won’t be easy against a Cádiz side that caused Barça a lot of problems in the last couple of seasons and will provide another tough test despite their position in the table. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Eric, Christensen, Balde; Roberto, De Jong, Gavi; Ferran, Lewandowski, Fati (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Alonso, Alba, Busquets, Kessie, Torre, Raphinha, Alarcón
Starting XI: Ledesma; Carcelén, Fali, Hernández, Arzamendia; Escalante, Alcaraz; Bongonda, Fernández, Ocampo; Roger (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Aznar (GK), Parra, Mbaye, Meré, Alejo, Diarra, Emeterio, Sobrino, Lozano, Ramos
Competition/Round: 2022-23 La Liga, Matchday 22
Date/Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Pablo González Fuertes
VAR: José Luís González González
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), Not Available (Canada), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), Sports18 (India), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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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!