IMAGE: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in motion with Cadiz’s Ruben Sobrino. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters
Lionel Messi marked his document 506th look for Barcelona in La Liga by scoring a penalty however the Catalans might solely draw 1-1 with Cadiz on Saturday after conceding a spot-kick late on.
The Argentine overtook former workforce mate Xavi Hernandez in the all-time checklist of Barca appearances in the league and opened the scoring in the thirty second minute by calmly passing the ball into the underside nook from the spot after Pedri had been tripped by Cadiz’s Iza.
Fielding the identical beginning 11 that had been thrashed 4-1 at house to Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, a rusty trying Barca didn’t construct on their lead and paid the worth when Clement Lenglet gave away a penalty for putting Cadiz ahead Ruben Sobrino as he tried to clear the ball.
Cadiz’s Alex Fernandez made no mistake from the spot in the 89th minute to disrupt Barca’s run of seven straight league wins because the Catalans didn’t reap the benefits of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid’s shock 2-0 defeat by Levante a day earlier.
Barca are third in the standings on 47 factors, trailing leaders Atletico by eight factors and second-placed Real Madrid by 5 factors.
Cadiz are 14th on 25 factors.