FC Barcelona (2nd, 60pts) vs Cádiz CF (18th, 28pts)
Competition/Round: 2021-22 La Liga, Matchday 32
Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Pedri, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Piqué, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti (out)
Cádiz Outs & Doubts: Varazdat Haroyan, Florin Andone, Rubén Alcaraz (out), Iza (doubt)
Date/Time: Monday, April 18, 2022, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Tuesday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre
VAR: Jesús Gil Manzano
How to watch on TV: Not Available (USA), TSN 1 (Canada), Premier Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), MTV (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others
Following a horrendous loss and exit from the Europa League on account of Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, Barcelona return to activity for the first of eight games staying in the La Liga plan as they welcome striving Cádiz to the Greatest Stadium on Earth for some intriguing Monday Night Fútbol activity.
Thursday was an awful night inside and out: Barça played seriously, lost at home to a group they were supposed to beat, saw 30,000 Frankfurt fans attack Camp Nou and lost Pedri to a season-finishing injury. It was in a real sense pretty much awful, yet presently they must choose the option to gain from the experience, continue on and center around what’s left.
Furthermore, what’s left is their objective for the season, which is meeting all requirements for the Champions League through the association. Barça keep on having a strong hold on the Top 4 and have a monster opportunity on Monday to open up a three-guide hole toward both Sevilla and Atlético Madrid and be in sole ownership of second spot with a game close by.
That game close by is against Rayo Vallecano at home on Sunday after an intense outing to Real Sociedad on Thursday, and assuming Xavi Hernández’s side can get every one of the nine focuses from an extremely extreme week they will basically ensure second spot regardless allow themselves a little opportunity to battle for the title.
The most ideal way to cheer them up after Thursday’s debacle is to show their solidarity in La Liga, something Barça have accomplished throughout the previous two months. Cádiz are battling against assignment however have generally been an undeniably challenging rival for Barça, albeit this will be whenever they first face Xavi’s group since getting advancement several quite a while back.
They have a strong cautious construction and great strikers front and center, and assuming Xavi chooses to turn his crew and rest a few players there is an opportunity Cádiz can pull off the steamed. Barça should be at their best on Monday no matter what who’s on the pitch, since they need a success for significantly something beyond the three focuses.
We should move.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alves, Eric, Lenglet, Dest; F. De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Adama, Memphis, Ferran
Cádiz (4-4-2): Ledesma; Akapo, Chust, Hernández, Espino; Alejo, Mari, Emeterio, Idrissi; Negredo, Pérez
I’m expecting a big response from the team and the fans in this one. If La Liga is all that’s left, Barça will fight for it until the end: 4-0 to the good guys.