Goals came from Martin Calderon and Alex Fernandez either side of half-time, despite Burnley seeing a lot of the ball and controlling much of the game.
Story of the game
Burnley started the game brightly with Ashley Westwood’s floated corner was headed past the post at the back post by James Tarkowski – a chance he would like to have again.
Matej Vydra was bundled over inside the area but nothing was given, before Alex Fernandez had a great chance for Cadíz with a header.
And Wood had a good chance himself, who volleyed over the bar from close range after great work from Charlie Taylor.
But, against the run of play, the visitors opened the scoring with a piledriver from Martin Calderon right before half-time.
And, almost immediately after half time, it was two as Fernandez headed home for the Spanish side.
As the game progressed, The Clarets kept hold of the ball well but couldn’t create much, with Rodriguez unable to find the target from inside the box.
Cadíz were on the ropes in the final ten minutes without being in any danger of conceding as Burnley pressed for a goal, but struggled to create anything of note.
Despite it being just a friendly game, Ashley Barnes was putting himself about in trademark style, but couldn’t direct his energy to creating a chance.
It could be interpreted either way in that Burnley struggled to score – a common Clarets problem – or that they were able to keep possession strongly throughout the game and looked the better side.
Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor (Lennon, 68); Brownhill, Cork (Gudmundsson, HT), Westwood, McNeil (Pieters, HT); Vydra (Rodriguez, 53), Wood (Barnes, HT).