- Four second-half goals and a stellar performance from striker Robert Lewandowski ensured Barcelona pipped Cadiz with an easy 4-0 win away
- Robert Lewandowski has now scored 6 La Liga goals since joining Barcelona this summer from Bayern Munich
- Barcelona has now won their 4th consecutive La Liga game and has now gone top of the league table with 13 points from their first 5 games
Barcelona claimed their first win over Cadiz in 16 years after putting up an impressive display to earn an emphatic 4-0 victory at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla.
Four second-half goals from Frenkie de Jong, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, and Ousmane Dembele propelled the Catalan giants to their 4th consecutive La Liga victory.
The game was however overshadowed by a medical emergency after a Cadiz supporter had to be attended to in the stands following a cardiac arrest with the game paused for over 15 minutes.
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The victory takes Barcelona to the top of the La Liga table with 13 points from 5 games, one point more than their arch-rivals Real Madrid who have played a game less.
Barcelona continue goalscoring form with big win
Barcelona needed a strong second-half display to see off a spirited Cadiz team as Xavi has now started to see his team blossom in the last few matchdays.
Frenkie de Jong who was a subject of transfer speculation all through the summer opened the scoring for Blaugrana as he placed the ball into the middle of the net after the Cadiz goalkeeper had rebounded a cross towards his path.
Substitute, Robert Lewandowski bagged his 6th La Liga goal after he reacted quickest in the 6-yard box tap-in from close range to give Barcelona a 2-0 lead in the 65th minute.
A medical emergency in the stands caused the game to be stopped, and Cadiz goalkeeper, Jeremias Ledesma ran with a defibrillator to the suffering fan.
Following the restart of the game, Barcelona was able to score twice more, the first coming when Lewandowski's deft pass inside the penalty area found Ansu Fati, who calmly converted from close range.
Ousmane Dembele completed the scoring with a very lavish solo effort as the fourth goal came in stoppage time.
The French winger dribbled past defenders before unleashing a curling drive from the edge of the box, which was deflected past Ledesma and secured a convincing 4-0 victory for Xavi’s team.
Barcelona ranked second most valuable football club in the world
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona’s financial woes did not stop the Catalan club from being ranked among the top most valuable football clubs in the world.
The Catalans have been ranked as the second most valuable football club in the world by American business magazine Forbes in its latest publication.
Barcelona has a valuation of $5 billion and comes second just behind La Liga arch-rivals Real Madrid who has a valuation of $5.1 billion.