Barça will face Cádiz today at the Camp Nou when they are still in the throes of the double blow suffered on Thursday at the Barça fiefdom, with the elimination of the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-3) in a Camp Nou packed with visiting supporters that has outraged the Barça social mass.
After an exciting start to 2022, this setback has disconcerted a team that now only has LaLiga Santander left, in which it has not lost since December 4 against Betis (0-1). The main objective continues to be qualifying for the Champions League, but the Catalan club has not yet thrown in the towel in order to win the title.
The set of Xavi Hernández chained seven consecutive wins in the League in which he has scored 22 goals and has only conceded four.
This streak has allowed them to rise to second place and establish themselves in the Champions League zone, in which they have a three-point margin over fifth-placed Betis, who have played two more games.
Apparently, Cádiz, which has never won at the Camp Nou and is in the relegation zone, is an affordable rival to add the eighth consecutive win in the League and make up for what happened in Europe. But the Andalusians already managed to surprise last year in Barcelona, taking a draw (1-1).
In fact, the Barca they have been unable to beat Cádiz since their return to the First Division. Apart from last season’s draw at the Camp Nou, the Cadiz team won 2-1 the previous year at the Nuevo Mirandilla Stadium and in the first round of this year they managed a 0-0 draw on the same stage.