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Cadiz set new worst La Liga record with season start

The Spanish side are yet to win a game this season


La Liga outfit Cadiz have set a new record for the worst start to a Spanish top-flight campaign as they fell to a 4-0 defeat against Barcelona.

The Andalusian side just about avoided the drop last season, surviving by just a single point, but are yet to pick up a point so far this season, having lost 5 games on the bounce.

They came up against an in-form Barcelona in their last clash, but their eventual defeat was overshadowed by a medical emergency that halted play for almost an hour, though fortunately medics were able to prevent the heart attack proving fatal for one fan.

However, their 4-0 loss to second-placed Barcelona has meant that their goal difference has set a new record, with no wins after five games and a -14 goal difference the worst in history.

Worse still, the side from Western Spain are yet to score a goal this campaign, the only side in Europe’s top 5 leagues to have failed to find the back of the net.

Their poor record overtakes that of Alaves, who also lost their first five games in 2017-18 but only conceded 8 times. A further 13 sides have had the same record of played 5, lost 5, but all of them had scored at least one goal, meaning that Cadiz have written themselves into the history books of Spanish football.

Their start to the season

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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