La Liga relegation battle heats up as Cádiz make history

The race to avoid relegation in La Liga took a dramatic turn on Wednesday as Cádiz secured a historic late win against Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium. This victory, their first ever at this venue after 23 attempts, places Cádiz just one point behind Celta Vigo, who still have a game in hand.

Cádiz’s win was not straightforward, as they had to wait until the 96th minute for Sergi Guardiola’s decisive goal, following a disallowed goal in the 70th minute. This dramatic finish has significantly boosted their chances of staying up.

Many now fancy Cádiz’s chances of survival, especially considering Celta Vigo’s challenging upcoming fixtures against Athletic Bilbao and Valencia. In contrast, Cádiz faces relatively easier opponents: Las Palmas, currently 15th, and already relegated Almería, who are at the bottom of the table.

Adding to their optimism, Cádiz’s morale is high, and the team is riding the momentum from their landmark victory. The likely positive atmosphere in the dressing room would suggest that survival is within their grasp. As the season nears its conclusion, Cádiz fans are hopeful that their team can add to this historic result and avoid relegation.

Cádiz face Las Palmas at home on Sunday evening, in a fixture which could make or break their season.

GSFN | Ciaran Currie

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