For just the second time in ten attempts under Diego Simeone, Atlético Madrid will not feature in the Champions League knockout stages.
On Wednesday night, los Colchoneros had to beat Bayer Leverkusen at the Cívitas Metropolitano to have any chance of advancing.
Yannick Carrasco and Rodrigo De Paul both scored in a 2-2 draw, but the drama didn’t end at the final whistle.
Clément Turpin thought he’d signalled for full time but, after VAR review, was instructed to award Atleti a penalty.
Carrasco stepped up, saw his effort saved, Saúl Ñíguez headed onto the crossbar, before a third shot hit Carrasco on the line.
After all of that, Atlético were eliminated from the Champions League, a major blow on multiple levels.
In La Liga, they sit third, desperately needing to avoid a slip-up here.
Cádiz meantime have won just one this season, so kick off with only Elche below them.
El Submarino Amarillo did draw four on the bounce before getting hammered 5-1 by Rayo Vallecano at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas last weekend.
Pressure is mounting on Sergio meaning, despite their own issues, Atleti are likely to win at Estadio Ramón de Carranza.