Barcelona came into this match after being eliminated from the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt in a 4-3 aggregate defeat on Thursday.
Xavi’s team, on the other hand, have been in good form in the league, having gone undefeated in their last 15 games (W11 D4) and won their last seven games in a row.
While Cadiz were hoping to climb out of the relegation zone, having lost just two of their last eight league matches (W2 D4), with one of those defeats coming against Real Betis last time out.
After a tight first half, the game remained goalless at halftime. The hosts had the most of possession and had a few solid chances.
Dembele had the lone shot on target which was grabbed by Ledesma, but De Jong had been better placed for a shot on that moment.
Cadiz had the finest chance after a rapid break when Sobrino found Lucas, but he sliced his close-range attempt wide of the near post.
And three minutes into the second half, Alex delivered a beautiful cross to the edge of the six-yard box, where Sobrino flicked on a header and Ter Stegen was strategically positioned to block it.
Sobrino tried again, and the keeper flapped it away, but Lucas Pérez was there to tip it into the empty net from close range, giving Cadiz a 1-0 lead.
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Barcelona missed out on three points, as a win today would have brought the margin between them and Real Madrid back to 12 points.
Cadiz climbs out of the relegation zone and into 16th place, two points ahead of Mallorca and Granada, whom they overtook and Athletic Bilbao is their next opponent.
Barcelona’s league winning streak comes to an end, as they remain in second place, 15 points behind Real Madrid. On Thursday, they take on Real Sociedad.
Cadiz improves their chances of survival with the hard-fought 1-0 victory over Barcelona.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙!