After a flamboyant performance in their UEFA Champions League opener, Barcelona return to La Liga action on Saturday night. The team have endured a dream run so far this season and could not be in a better headspace.
The Catalan frontline has been firing on all cylinders, with Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele being in red hot form. At the same time, the midfield is oozing with quality and the defence looks far more assuring than in recent seasons.
The next clash on the roster is against Cadiz at the Ramon de Carranza. Sergio’s side have had a disastrous start to the season, losing all four games and conceding ten goals. They are yet to find the back of the net and are the only club on zero points in La Liga this year.
However, that makes them even more terrifying for Barcelona. The Catalans have not won a single game against them in four attempts in the last two seasons. Cadiz’s poor start just means they will be going the extra mile to secure any a point or three.
Barcelona are, still, the overwhelming favourites, but have their own set of worries heading into tomorrow’s clash. Barça Universal brings you three talking points ahead of Barcelona vs Cadiz.
1. Fullback debut night
Xavi Hernandez opted to change up the fullbacks against Viktoria Plzen and deployed Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba in place of Jules Kounde and Alejandro Balde. Yet, Barcelona could see a third, completely new, fullback duo against Cadiz tomorrow.
The Blaugrana were busy on the deadline day of the transfer market, signing both Hector Bellerin and Marcos Alonso on free transfers. The duo had their contracts with Arsenal and Chelsea terminated by mutual consent before committing their future to Barcelona.
Despite training with the group, they did not make their debuts against Sevilla or Viktoria Plzen. Saturday could finally be the day they wear the garnet-and-blue for the first time.
Marcos Alonso has good chances of starting at left-back, especially given that Alba played the full game…
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Author : Adithya Eshwarla
Publish date : 2022-09-10 06:08:41
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