Barça suffers an unexpected draw against Cádiz and compromises the tournament


▲ Leo Messi reached 16 goals in the tournament by scoring a penalty at 32 minutes; In addition to adding 506 games with the Barça shirt, the institution’s record. Photo Ap


La Jornada newspaper
Monday, February 22, 2021, p. 3

Barcelona. A last-minute penalty allowed Cádiz to draw 1-1 at Barcelona, ​​which after this unexpected setback for a team of its size does not take off, and is compromised in the tournament, in addition to wasting the opportunity granted by the defeat of the leader Atlético de Madrid on this date.

Five days after losing 4-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Ronald Koeman’s team gave up two points when substitute Álex Fernández converted a penalty in the 89th minute after a foul committed by Clement Lenglet on Rubén. Nephew.

Leo Messi seemed to lead Barcelona to a comfortable victory by becoming the Barça player with the most games in the league, 506. The Argentine star scored a penalty in the 32nd minute, but Barça could not capitalize on an abundant number of scoring chances. Messi left behind the record that was in the hands of former midfielder Xavi Hernández.

The Catalans saw a streak of seven wins in the league broken and they were left with 47 units, eight less than the leader Atlético de Madrid and five from the Real Madrid guard.

It is a hard blow, it hurts a lot, because after the defeat of Atlético de Madrid we had an opportunity to get in there, said Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué; Such a play, a penalty at the end of the game, losing two points, as it is difficult to assimilate, and coming from where we come it was very important for us to add the three points.

Messi celebrated his 16th target of the tournament, by collecting the maximum penalty received by Pedro González Pedri in the area, to match Uruguayan Luis Suá-rez (Atlético) at the top of scorers.

In another duel, Swedish striker Aleksander Isak signed a hat-trick for Real Sociedad to beat Alavés 4-0. Bottom line Huesca achieved an important 3-2 home victory against Granada and Villarreal drew 1-1 against Athletic Bilbao.