Barcelona battle to victory over relegation-threatened Cadiz

Joao Felix scored a superb overhead kick as a much-changed Barcelona side battled to victory over relegation-threatened Cadiz in La Liga, and it proved enough to secure three points for the visitors. 

Victory leaves Xavi’s side second, eight points behind leaders Real Madrid who earlier won 1-0 at Mallorca. With the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday looming, Xavi made eight changes to the Barcelona side.

The changes led to a disjointed performance with few chances created in the first half prior to Joao Felix’s moment of magic.

After Marcos Alonso’s corner looped up off the head of a Cadiz defender, the 24-year-old forward flung himself into the air for a bicycle kick and, despite the close attention of two defenders, found the bottom corner.

The away side held on to start a hugely important week in their season with a victory, while Cadiz stay 18th, three points from safety.



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