On Saturday, in the fifth stage of the competition, Barcelona temporarily rose to the top of the Spanish Football League with a 4-0 victory over its hosts Cadiz in a match that stopped nine minutes before the end for almost half an hour due to a heart attack by one of the host’s supporters in the stands.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski continued his brilliant start to the season and became the top scorer in the Liga, taking his tally to six after coming on as a substitute and scoring the second goal (65) after Dutchman Francke de Jong opened the scoring (55). , before adding the alternatives Ansu Fati (86) and Frenchman Ousmane Dembele (90+2) The other two goals to the CV.
The game was stopped in the second half for about thirty minutes due to a serious health crisis in the stands. An AFP photographer present at the stadium noticed that one of the fans suffered a heart attack before being evacuated. A cameraman covering the game lost consciousness minutes later.
Livanovsky is preparing to return to face his former club Bayern Munich when they take on Barcelona in Bavaria next Tuesday in the second round of the Champions League.
After drawing negative in the first phase of the current season, Barcelona hit hard in the next five games in all competitions, scoring 20 goals, almost half of which bore Lewandowski’s signature, including 6 in the domestic league and a hat-trick against Czech Viktoria Plzen (5-1 win) at the start of his team’s career In the continental competition on Wednesday.
And the Catalan club took their tally to 13 points, one ahead of Real Madrid, who host Mallorca on Sunday, and three ahead of Villarreal, who beat Real Betis on the same day.
And Cadiz embarrassed Barcelona last season, pulling off a surprise 1-0 win over them at the Camp Nou after they drew 0-0 in the first leg in a game in which De Jong of the field sent.
Coach Xavi Hernandez rested many of his players ahead of the Bayern game, such as Lewandowski, Dembele and Pedri, who all entered the second half, mainly replacing Ferran Torres, Dutchman Memphis Depay and De Jong. Newcomers Hector Bellerin (start) and Marcos Alonso (78 minutes) also made their debut for their new team.
Barcelona dominated the game and Depay first struck a ball that was saved by the goalkeeper (5) before the Brazilian Rafinha’s ball bounced off the post (10) and then another chance for Torres seconds later, who was saved by the goalkeeper was saved.
The Catalan side scored the first goal when Rafinha passed a beautiful ball in front of the right corridor to Gavi inside the area, who crossed it to the center of the area. He went out to be cleared by the Argentinian goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma , but it was prepared for De Jong, who followed it into the net (55).
Eight minutes after his descent, Lewandowski scored the second goal after Rafinha passed a cross from inside the area, the goalkeeper came out and collided with his colleague who tried to distract her to escape from them and wobbled in front of the Polish, following by an easy close (67).
The game was stopped in the 81st minute after one of the Cadiz fans experienced a health crisis and Ledesma was seen passing a defibrillator before medical intervention.
The cheers from the fans and players seemed tense, and Uruguayan defender Ronaldo Araujo appeared to be reciting the prayer until the referee ordered them into the dressing room in the 101st minute.
“They revived the injured person, he fell back again and could not put him in a stable position. They finally succeeded and managed to get him out,” the Catalan newspaper Sport reported and the president of Cadiz quoted.
On the resumption of play, the game started from the minute it was stopped and Barcelona scored the third goal when Lewandowski received a beautiful ball in the depth and ran into the penalty area and passed it exclusively to Fati, who finished it from close range followed (86).
Dembele scored the fourth goal with a shot from the outskirts of the area, which touched the goalkeeper with his fingertips and slid into the net (90 + 2).
Before that, Sevilla finally got their first league win by beating their hosts Espanyol 3-2.
And the Andalusian club failed to get the three points in the first four games, settling for a draw against three defeats, the last of which was 3-0 against Barcelona last week.
However, coach Julen Lopetegui’s team finally showed its teeth by scoring the three goals in the first half through Argentine Eric Lamela (1) and Jose Angel Carmona’s double (26 and 45).
Only Joselo at the break of the first half (45 + 4), and the Catalan team almost made a comeback after the Dane Martin Braithwaite, who arrived from Barcelona this summer, scored the second goal for the owners of the ground (62).
Despite Lamela being sent off for a second caution (84), Sevilla, who fell 4-0 to Manchester City at the start of their Champions League group stage on Tuesday, managed to hold on to claim their first victory takes their tally to four points in 16th place.
It will come to Copenhagen, Denmark, in the second round of the continental championship on Wednesday.
Rayo Vallecano bounced back from two consecutive defeats to win 2-1 at home to Valencia, who suffered their third defeat of the season.
The owners of the ground advanced through Issey Palasson (5) and a reversed goal by the young Nico Gonzalez, on loan from Barcelona (52). Valencia scored an honorable goal in halftime through the Guinean Mokhtar Diakhaby (90 +3).