BARCELONA – Barcelona, without time to lick the wounds produced by the 1-4 against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, return to the League with the clear objective of reducing the disadvantage of Atlético de Madrid, which surprisingly defeated this Saturday in the Metropolitan for Levante he could see his income over the Catalans decreased to six points.
Simeone’s team having added only five of the last twelve points after drawing against Celta and Levante and having finally lost with the Granota team, Barça, which adds seven victories in a row and reaches a streak of 12 games without losing (ten wins and two draws), he meets again against Cádiz that was, on December 5, 2020, the last rival that defeated him in the league championship and arrives at Camp Nou dragging a streak of four consecutive defeats in the tournament.
The Barça statistics against the yellow team at the Camp Nou is also practically immaculate: of 12 visits, since February 1978, Cádiz was only able to start a draw (1-1) in that initial one, having lost the subsequent eleven, the last (1-0) in 2006 and adding a total of four goals for and 34 against.
Ronald Koeman, who will not yet be able to count on Ronald Araújo, who is still out with Sergi Roberto, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati, warned this Saturday of the significance of the match, even without knowing the result of Atlético, to regain confidence after the continental setback and considering that his team has not yet said the latest news in the league championship.
In this way, and taking into account that next Tuesday he will play against Elche again, the Dutch coach could retouch his line-up, in which Gerard Piqué might remain after his reappearance against PSG, but with the clear disposition to face the duel with the highest demands of his own and show the same feelings as in his last match of the competition, when he thrashed (5-1) at Alavés.