Looking to build off of their Champions League romp from earlier in the week, Barcelona cruised their way to a 4-0 victory away at Cadiz on Saturday evening.
Spearheaded by attacking talisman and summer arrival Robert Lewandowski, Xavi’s side also managed to briefly find a route to the top of the La Liga table.
Making the trip to the Nuevo Mirandilla coming off the back of their 5-1 win against Viktoria Plzeň in midweek, the Spanish giants appear to find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high.
With Lewandowski, Frenkie de Jong, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele all getting themselves on the scoresheet here, there is no doubt that both Real Madrid and Atletico would have taken note.
Piling more pressure onto a Cadiz side that have only continued to show a string of issues since opening the 2022/23 campaign, what did we learn from Saturday’s showdown in Andalusia?
Barca are a serious title contender
Only continuing to deal with a host of public financial issues over the past 12 months, many across Spain were wondering if Barcelona would be in shape to mount a serious title charge this season.
Eventually finishing 13 points adrift of defending champions Los Blancos, Xavi has seen his side come flying out of the traps this time around.
While the European giants might have opened the 2022/23 campaign with a 0-0 stalemate against Rayo Vallecano on August 13th, Barca have certainly proven that was just a minor blip.
Only laying down another marker on Saturday evening as they breezed their way to a routine 4-0 romp at the Nuevo Mirandilla, Xavi’s superstars also found a route back to the top of the La Liga table.
With their high-profile summer arrivals really making an immediate impact since arriving in Catalonia, Barcelona certainly have the feel of a side riding a real wave.
Showing quite the clinical edge in the final third, Saturday’s guests have proven that they have more than enough to be considered a genuine challenger to Madrid’s…
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Author : Tom Dunstan
Publish date : 2022-09-10 20:40:32
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