La Liga 2022-23, Real Madrid overpower Cadiz 2-1: Key stats
Real Madrid trounced Cadiz 2-1 to return to winning ways in La Liga 2022-23. Eder Militao garnered a 1-0 lead for Real with a header off a free kick by Toni Kroos. The goal was allowed after a VAR check for offside. Kroos doubled the lead through a sensational volley later. Lucas Perez pulled one back for Cadiz but to no avail.
Notable records for Militao
As per Opta, Militao has scored seven goals for the Blancos across competitions, all being headers with different assistants. Also, it's the first time the Brazilian scored in consecutive games for Real, both in La Liga (2-3 vs Rayo Vallecano). Meanwhile, Militao fetched his third goal in La Liga 2022-23 in what was his 12th appearance.
20 La Liga goals for Kroos
Kroos starred as Real Madrid bounced back after a humbling 2-3 defeat to Rayo Vallecano earlier this week. The German midfielder fetched his maiden goal and only second assist in La Liga 2022-23. He now has 20 goals and 59 assists for the Spanish giants in La Liga. Meanwhile, the veteran steered to 43 goals in the top-flight, besides 93 assists.
A look at key stats from the match
Real Madrid bossed the ball game, commanding 67% possession. They attempted a whopping 18 shots with five on target. They garnered seven corners and had 10 shots within the box. The Blancos managed 672 possessions throughout with a 90% accuracy in contrast to their rivals (338, 80%). On the defensive front, they forced 20 tackles but Cadiz had more interceptions (6) and clearances (18).
Here are the standings
Barcelona (37) enjoy a two-point lead over Real Madrid (35) heading into the FIFA World Cup break. Real Sociedad (26) and Athletic Club (24) trail them. As for relegation-facing Cadiz, they are seated 19th with nine points (W2 D5 L7).