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Cádiz v Real Madrid Live Commentary, 2022/05/15

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1 - 1
CAD
RMA
Sobrino (37)
M. Díaz (5)
Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla

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Despite a spirited performance from Cadiz, they come away with just a point, and drop into the relegation places following Mallorca's late win over Rayo Vallecano. The relegation battle is set to go to the final day, where Cadiz will play Alaves, who were relegated by Levante in their concurrent fixture. If Cadiz can push the top side in the league to the wire though, they'll more than fancy their chances against the side at the bottom of La Liga.
He may have missed the chance to score a winner from the spot, but Alvaro Negredo still tormented his former employers for the full 90 minutes. Three of his four shots found the target, and the 36-year-old also contested nine duels, winning three fouls and made a clearance at the other end.
The match ends in controversial circumstances, with Cadiz demanding a second penalty! Lunin came to Real's rescue in saving the one he conceded from Negredo, and he and his teammates are lucky to return to the capital with a point! Cadiz's attacks weren't quite as potent as in the first half, but with one game left to stay up, Los Piratas have shown they've got exactly what it takes to score goals against the top sides!
90' + 8' FULL-TIME: CADIZ 1-1 REAL MADRID.
90' + 8' We're going to VAR to check the potential penalty for Cadiz, but there's nothing to come from the check and that will be that!
Fali Jiménez
Yellow Card
Cádiz
90' + 8' Fali, who was felled by that Carvajal challenge, is also in the referee's face, and he gets a late booking too.
90' + 7' CHANCE!!! It's pinball in the Madrid box from a Perez cross, which Lunin spills towards Fali, who goes down to no avail!
90' + 5' Asensio wrong-foots the Cadiz defence before finding Carvajal on an underlapping run, but he can only fire over from the edge of the area.
90' + 3' Militao rises at the corner, but can only head over the crossbar from the centre of the box!
90' + 2' SAVED!!! Hazard beats challenge after challenge before finding Ceballos, who shoots from the edge of the area, forcing a save from Ledesma to put it behind!
90' + 1' We're into SIX minutes of added time in Cadiz, and can the hosts get more than a point here?
90' + 1' Real set off on the break as Latasa looks to pick out Hazard. Carcelen blocks the pass and recovers the ball in a fantastic piece of defending!
90' Real fail to clear a Cadiz attack and Espino latches onto it with a shot that is blocked. It comes back to him, but his cross to Lozano is hit too hard and it bounces back into Madrid possession.
Luis Hernández
Yellow Card
Cádiz
88' Hernandez demands a Cadiz free-kick for a challenge which looked more likely to go the other way, and the Cadiz centre-back is shown a yellow card for dissent by the referee.
87' Ceballos steps up for the free-kick and curls a shot around the wall, but the ball swerves into the waiting arms of Ledesma.
A. Lozano
O. Idrissi
Cádiz
87' Idrissi has been simply unplayable at times, but comes off for Anthony Lozano having put in one hell of an attacking shift.
Rubén Alcaraz
Yellow Card
Cádiz
86' Alcaraz is late to a Madrid ball forward, catching Hazard late to concede a free-kick in a good shooting position for Los Blancos.
Isaac Carcelén
Yellow Card
Cádiz
84' Carcelen drags Hazard to ground as the winger advances over halfway, and the Cadiz substitute is booked.
83' OVER!!! Sobrino rose at the front post to connect with that swung-in corner, but can't direct his header on target and sends it over the bar!
83' Idrissi's inside ball for Sobrino is picked up by Perez, who is forced away from goal by Militao. Cadiz keep attacking though, and it comes back out for Idrissi who wins a corner via Carvajal's leg.
Latasa
M. Díaz
Real Madrid
81' Real's goalscorer Mariano comes off, and on comes Juan Latasa for his first-team Madrid debut!
Álvaro Negredo
Yellow Card
Cádiz
81' Negredo lunges in for a 50-50 with Casemiro, catching the Brazilian quite late and being booked for his troubles.
80' Play resumes in Cadiz, as the clock ticks over into the final 10 minutes!
78' We're off for another cooling break as we approach the last 12 minutes, and play should resume in around two minutes.
76' Perez's well-hit free-kick strikes the Real Madrid wall and is deflected out for a throw-in.
Isaac Carcelén
Carlos Akapo
Cádiz
76' Akapo can't continue, and is sadly replaced by Isaac Carcelen.
E. Hazard
Yellow Card
Real Madrid
74' Hazard lunges in on Akapo as the Cadiz right-back looks to shoot on the half-volley, and it's a really nasty one from the Belgian winger.
72' Kroos feigns shooting on the edge of the box but crosses for Carvajal running down the byline. He squares to Mariano, but it's cleared by Hernandez before the striker can get to the ball.
José Mari
Álex
Cádiz
72' Cadiz captain Fernandez comes off, and he's replaced by Jose Mari.
70' CHANCE!!! How has that not gone in??? Idrissi's cross from Negredo sees his header saved by Lunin, and the ball then hits Sobrino. It still won't go in, and Militao has two stabs at the ball before finally clearing it!
68' SAVED!!! After Ledesma races out of his box to scythe away a loose ball, Asensio cuts inside from the right and shoots from distance, forcing a hurried save from the Cadiz keeper!
67' SAVED!! Cadiz counter as Perez puts Negredo into space. He cuts inside with the goal at his mercy, and fires a left-footed shot straight into Lunin's midriff!
E. Hazard
Rodrygo
Real Madrid
65' Rodrygo's dribbling skills set up the first goal, and he comes off for a player with those in abundance, in the form of one Eden Hazard.
Carvajal
Vallejo
Real Madrid
65' Vallejo also comes off, and Dani Carvajal will replace him.
Dani Ceballos
F. Valverde
Real Madrid
65' Valverde's the next Los Blancos midfielder to come off, replaced by Dani Ceballos.
64' OVER!!! Vazquez's lofted pass finds Mariano in the box, but the Dominican striker can only fire over the bar with a close-range half-volley!
62' SAVED!!! Real counter at speed as Rodrygo feeds Asensio. He shoots first time, and Ledesma has to stretch to tip it around the post!
A. Lunin
Penalty Save
Real Madrid
61' It's a great save from Lunin, and given that it only looked ot be a borderline penalty, he'll feel reprieved having kept Real in the game.
Álvaro Negredo
Penalty Miss
Cádiz
61' SAVED!!! Negredo's low penalty to the right is tipped away by a diving Lunin, and the Madrid goalkeeper makes up for his mistake straight away!
60' PENALTY!!! Perez beats Militao to a long ball and flicks it forward for Negredo. He taps it past Lunin and goes down, with the referee eventually pointing to the spot!
58' Kroos' lofted pass finds Asensio on the run down the right. He squares for Mariano, but Fali volleys it away and Cadiz survive!
57' Espino volleys for Idrissi who is in acres of space down the left. He looks to beat Vallejo and does so, but Valverde is in the vicinity to recover possession for Real Madrid.
55' Espino tries a cross which is blocked away, before Fali picks it up and blasts a 35-yard effort skyward!
53' Cadiz counter as Sobrino picks out Idrissi with a fantastic diagonal ball, and he takes on Valverde before his eventual cross is but behind for a corner off Vallejo.
51' Casemiro comes forward and has a go with his left foot, but his curling effort is caught easily by Ledesma.
50' Vazquez is barrelled over by Akapo, and Real win a free-kick in a good attacking position.
48' Fernandez's long throw is flicked on to Negredo, but Nacho knocks it behind for a corner before he can connect!
Nacho
Yellow Card
Real Madrid
47' Sobrino is sandwiched between Kroos and Nacho, being brought to ground by the latter, who is booked.
47' Espino's cross is headed away by Militao, but Fali picks it up and tries his luck, smashing a shot from distance into the side netting!
46' Espino looks to put a low cross into the area, but it's deflected and Nacho puts it behind for a corner.
46' The home side kick us back off, via the boot of Perez!
The two teams are back out for the second half, and Cadiz take a massive scalp in their fight for survival in the second half?
Espino has had the freedom of Andalusia down the left at times for Cadiz. Linking up constantly with Idrissi, he's produced a key pass, a shot, and five crosses, as well as winning possession six times down that left-hand-side.
What a half of football! Cadiz have played like men possessed for the entirety of that first half, but their positive attacking outlook took a hit early on when a Rodrygo-inspired Madrid took the lead through Mariano in the fifth minute. Cadiz have responded well though, producing chance after chance and equalising through Sobrino, and could've had many more too!
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: CADIZ 1-1 REAL MADRID.
45' + 1' CHANCE!!! Perez evades Militao and sears clear down the left. Bearing down on goal, he's only got Lunin to beat, but squares for Negredo and puts the ball behind the striker!
45' We'll play three added minutes at the end of this first half.
44' Militao climbs up the back of Negredo to reach a high ball, and is penalised by the referee on halfway for doing so.
Sobrino
Yellow Card
Cádiz
42' Kroos is clipped very late by Sobrino, and the Cadiz goalscorer is booked.
41' Kroos crosses into the area from the free-kick, and Ledesma comes out for it. He mistimes his jump, and Militao has a free header, but can only find the side netting from a tight angle.
40' Vallejo intercepts a Sobrino pass and sets off on the counter for Madrid. He picks out Asensio, who touches the ball past Hernandez and goes down, with the champions winning a free-kick!
39' CHANCE!!! It's chaos in the Real box as Cadiz keep on coming and Espino cuts it back for Sobrino. His effort goes wide, but hits Fernandez who knocks it back to Negredo before being flagged offside! The hosts are really up for this one!
38' CHANCE!!! A poor Lunin pass is cut out by Cadiz, and Perez cuts it back for Sobrino. His shot is blocked, and it falls for Negredo, whose effort is also repelled before Real clear!
Sobrino
Goal
Cádiz
37' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! What an equaliser!!!! Militao heads an aerial ball away from the box, but Sobrino picks it up, cutting across the box before smashing a shot beyond Lunin, off the crossbar, and into the back of the net! 1-1, and this game is proving to be a classic!
36' WHAT A SAVE!!! Idrissi is put through on goal by Fernandez's pass, and his low effort into the corner is tipped around the post by Lunin!
35' Espino lunges in on Rodrygo and catches him late. He's given a talking to by the referee, and was lucky to avoid a booking, there.
33' WIDE!!! Rodrygo allows a pass to move across him, turning onto it and shooting from 20 yards, but it just swerves past the wrong side of Ledesma's left post!
32' WIDE!!! Mariano advances towards goal and feigns shooting before pulling the trigger, dragging a left-footed shot just wide of the target.
30' Play resumes, as Vallejo looks to pick out Rodrygo with a cross-field pass, but the winger is penalised for an accidental handball.
28' The referee brings play to a halt for a few moments' rest for both sets of players, to ensure that the heat and humidity in Andalusia doesn't affect the players too much.
26' Real have won both of their last two visits to Cadiz in LaLiga (in August 2005 and April 2021), and could record three away wins in a row against Cadiz for the second time in LaLiga (three between 1987 and 1990).
24' Sobrino's cross from the right is touched down by Negredo, who looks to pull the trigger, but Nacho clears it before he can shoot!
24' Cadiz build another promising attack and Espino crosses into the area. It's headed away to Alcaraz, who plays in Fernandez before Real knock it clear!
22' A long Cadiz throw is flicked on by Negredo, but it's straight into the waiting arms of Lunin.
21' Valverde has a go from 30 yards but sends his effort flying into the stands, nowhere near the goal.
19' Cadiz have taken points in two of their last three games against Real Madrid in La Liga, just one fewer than they had in their previous 15 league meetings with Los Blancos.
17' Valverde comes forward and looks to play in Vazquez, but Fali is there in cover to pick up possession and clear for Cadiz.
15' BLOCKED!!! A deep cross from the right is skilfully brought down by Idrissi. He cuts it back for Perez, whose left-footed shot is blocked by Militao!
14' OVER!!! Negredo chases a loose ball and outmuscles Militao to run one-on-one with Lunin. He squares for Perez, but Nacho is back to send it over the bar for a corner!
12' SAVED!!! A Cadiz chance breaks down and Valverde surges clear on the break. He finds Mariano, whose reverse pass puts Asensio in shooting space, and his low effort is parried by Ledesma!
11' A cross is headed away and falls to Espino, who attempts a shot on his right foot but gets it all wrong and skews it wide!
9' Another Cadiz corner is swung in and pressure from Perez forces Vallejo to head it over the bar!
8' OVER!!! The corner is headed out to Alcaraz, who shoots from the edge of the box. It's blocked, but he recovers possession to touch the ball past Valverde before blasting over!
7' Cadiz attack down the left again and pack numbers into the Madrid box. Espino crosses in, but it deflects behind off Vallejo for a corner.
Rodrygo
Assist
Real Madrid
5' That run from Rodrygo was simply mesmerising, and he laid it on a plate for Mariano to slot in his first goal of the season!
M. Díaz
Goal
Real Madrid
5' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Real score first!!! After repelling five minutes of Cadiz attack, back come Real as Rodrygo bursts down the left. He evades tackle after tackle before squaring to Mariano in the box, and the striker taps home an easy finish to put Los Blancos 1-0 up!
5' Cadiz win the ball from a Real throw and it falls for Alcaraz, who tries his luck from distance and forces a save from Lunin!
3' Idrissi races down the left again before passing to Fernandez in support. He chips it forward for Negredo, but his downward header finds only Militao, who heads back to Lunin!
1' WIDE!!! Idrissi dispossesses Vallejo and races clear down the left, but his cross into the box finds no-one. Sobrino picks it up and smashes a half-volley from distance, which beats Lunin and flies wide of the post!
1' Real kick the game off, and we are up and running here!
The two sides head onto the pitch, and we're almost ready for kick-off at Neuvo Mirandilla!
A hat-trick scorer against Levante, Vinicius Junior is rested for Carlo Ancelotti’s side with the Champions League final on the horizon, but there is a place on the bench for Eden Hazard, making his return to the team following a surgery-enforced absence.
Former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo is Cadiz’s top scorer this season, and starts up front for Los Piratas alongside Lucas Perez.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Toni Fuidias, Diego Pineiro, Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard, Dani Ceballos, Ferland Mendy, Eduardo Camavinga, Juan Latasa, Gila Fuentes.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Andriy Lunin; Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, Jesus Vallejo, Nacho; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo, Mariano, Marco Asensio.
CADIZ SUBS: David Gil, Juan Fiere, Jens Jonsson, Jose Mari, Salvi Sanchez, Anthony Lozano, Tomas Alarcon, Juan Cala, Florian Andone, Santiago Arzamendia, Isaac Carcelen, Victor Chust.
CADIZ (4-4-2): Jeremias Ledesma; Carlos Akapo, Luis Hernandez, Fali, Alfonso Espino; Ruben Sobrino, Alex Fernandez, Ruben Alcaraz, Oussama Idrissi; Lucas Perez, Alvaro Negredo.
Real were confirmed as champions with a 4-0 win over Espanyol at the end of April, and went two better last time out by thrashing Levante 6-0 at the Bernabeu.
17th-placed Cadiz are still mired in relegation trouble, with their 3-0 loss to Real Sociedad leaving them just two points clear of Mallorca in 18th with two games to play.
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