Barcelona put on another solid performance in the league, this time beating Cadiz 4-0 away from home in a game that was rather marred by an unfortunate incident in the stands.
The play was suddenly put to a stop around the 80-minute mark because of a medical emergency in the crowd. While the exact nature of the incident is still unknown, players were visibly tensed and luckily for everyone, nothing unfortunate happened.
Speaking about the incident, manager Xavi said,
“It was an uneventful situation, some told us that he had fallen, others that it was a heart attack. If something bad had happened, we would have suspended the game, but luckily he has come back to life and we decided to resume.
“We are talking about a person, and he had to be above football. Luckily he has been revived and we hope that he can recover,” insisted the Barça coach.
Following a 15-minute delay, the referee ordered to players to go back to the dressing room and Xavi appreciated the gesture.
“In the locker room, we talked about the incident. The referee was sensational, he made us part of the final decision. It was a matter of common sense, nothing more.
“There was a time when they told us that there was nothing to do, but luckily no misfortune happened, which was the most important thing. The life of a human being is above football,” added the manager.
Meanwhile, Barcelona put four goals past Cadiz, with each one of them coming in the second period. Speaking about the rued opportunities in the first half, Xavi said that although everyone is happy, his men did not really put on a great performance.
“In the first half, we didn’t generate as much as we expected. In these games, the key is to open the can. We need to understand the last pass, but in general, we are happy, despite not having an excellent match.
“It’s important to score early, but maybe we wore them down. It’s not easy to win a game in this stadium,” explained the manager.
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Author : Ash Reyna
Publish date : 2022-09-11 06:00:00
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