Joao Felix banged a superb bicycle kick as a much-changed Barcelona team fought to win over Cadiz, which is relegation-threatened in La Liga.
Joao Felix banged a superb bicycle kick as a much-changed Barcelona team fought to win over Cadiz, which is relegation-threatened in La Liga.

Barca pull a win over Cadiz, thanks to Felix’s bicycle kick

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Joao Felix banged a superb bicycle kick as a much-changed Barcelona team fought to win over Cadiz, which is relegation-threatened in La Liga.

Barcelona claimed a crucial victory against Cadiz, with Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix’s acrobatic goal proving decisive late in the first half.

Key Victory for Barcelona

The win propels Barcelona into second place in the league standings, now eight points behind leaders Real Madrid, who secured a 1-0 victory against Mallorca earlier in the day. The stage is now set for a highly anticipated clash between the top two teams in El Clasico next Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Xavi’s Tactical Changes

Barcelona manager Xavi made eight changes to the starting lineup, including three teenagers – Pau Cubarsi, Hector Fort, and Vitor Roque. Despite the lineup adjustments leading to a somewhat disjointed performance, Joao Felix’s moment of brilliance provided the breakthrough for Barcelona.

Joao Felix’s Stunning Goal

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In a first half marked by limited chances, Joao Felix’s spectacular bicycle kick from Marcos Alonso’s corner gave Barcelona the lead. Despite close attention from Cadiz defenders, the 24-year-old forward found the bottom corner with a stunning display of athleticism and skill.

Crucial Defensive Intervention

Cadiz came close to equalizing before halftime, but Victor Chust’s crucial goalline block denied Fermin Lopez a goal. Barcelona’s failure to convert chances in the second half kept the game on a knife’s edge, with substitute Diadie Samassekou nearly leveling the score with a powerful long-range strike saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Barcelona Holds On

Despite Cadiz’s late surge, Barcelona managed to hold on for the win, kickstarting a crucial week in their season on a positive note. Meanwhile, Cadiz remains in 18th place, three points away from safety in the relegation battle.

Barcelona’s victory sets the stage for an exciting showdown against Real Madrid next week, while Cadiz will look to bounce back in their quest for survival in the league.

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