La Liga: Pedri and Ferran Torres snatch Barcelona 2-0 win over Cadiz in new home

Barcelona defeated Cadiz 2-0 in their first competitive home game away from Camp Nou on Sunday, thanks to late goals from Pedri and Ferran Torres.

Barcelona were nearly defeated by visitors Cadiz while playing at the Olympic Stadium on the city’s Montjuic Hill while their stadium is rebuilt and upgraded over the next year and a half.

To put gloss to yet another poor performance, substitute Torres drove through the center and nestled home in stoppage time.

“I’m happy, quite satisfied with the team’s work and their positional play too, I think it’s a totally deserved victory,” said Barca coach Xavi Hernandez.

The 16-year-old Lamine Yamal was chosen on the right instead of the suspended Raphinha, who was also sent off last weekend when tempers flared.

Yamal came closest for the Catalans in the first half with an angled effort that was wonderfully pushed to safety by goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma.

The forward amazed roughly 40,000 supporters — there were about 10,000 empty seats and a low uptake on season tickets due to the temporary move from Camp Nou.

“I think it’s very positive for the club and the fans, that 40,000 people came, supporting the team,” Xavi added, in spite of the relatively quiet atmosphere.

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