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90' + 7'
Manu Morlanes
Red Card
90' + 6'
L. de Jong
Adama Traoré
2 - 2
Raúl de Tomás
2 - 1
Raúl de Tomás
1 - 1
Jordi Alba
0 - 1

Match Stats

35% 64%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 4
Total Passes 302 526
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 8 4 80 31 +49 86 D D W L W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 21 10 7 68 38 +30 73 L D W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 21 8 9 65 43 +22 71 W D W W L
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 18 16 4 53 30 +23 70 W D D D D
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 19 8 11 62 40 +22 65 D W W L D
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 40 37 +3 62 L W W L D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 16 11 11 63 37 +26 59 W L W D L
8 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 14 13 11 43 36 +7 55 L W L D W
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5 48 W D L D D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14 47 L L D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 12 10 16 43 43 0 46 L W L W D
12 Rayo Vallecano RAY Rayo Vallecano 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11 42 L L L D D
13 Elche ELC Elche 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12 42 W L L L D
14 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13 42 D D L D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8 39 L D D D D
16 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27 39 W W D L L
17 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16 39 W D L W D
18 Granada GRA Granada 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17 38 D L W W D
19 Levante LEV Levante 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25 35 W W L W D
20 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34 31 L L W L W


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Espanyol have to recover from the late equaliser in a tough test against Sevilla in their next LaLiga match on home soil next week. Barca are next in action in the Europa League at Camp Nou on Thursday against Napoli.
Espanyol were in touching distance of their first LaLiga win over Barcelona since the 2006-07 season, only to be denied at the death by a Luuk de Jong equaliser in an ill-tempered affair. Pedri put Barca ahead after 74 seconds, but his effort was cancelled out by Sergi Darder. Darder then released Raul de Tomas to fire the home side ahead. It appeared to be enough even after both sides were reduced to 10 men when Gerard Pique and Nicolas Melamed were dismissed. The game had one final twist when De Jong rose in the box to plant his header past Diego Lopez, while there was time for Miguel Morlanes to earn a red card from the bench.
Manu Morlanes
Red Card
90' + 7' RED CARD! Morlanes is sent off for dissent on the sideline by the referee. It's all happening.
Adama Traoré
90' + 6' Traore puts in a sublime cross from the right flank that De Jong attacks and has just enough power to direct past Lopez.
L. de Jong
90' + 6' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! DE JONG EQUALISES AT THE DEATH!!!!!!! 2-2!!!! Barcelona snatch a leveller in the final minute of stoppage time as De Jong directs a pinpoint header past Lopez. Traore whips a perfect cross into the middle where De Jong rises above Gomez, directing his header away from the Espanyol keeper into the bottom-right corner. A perfect header.
90' + 4' De Tomas lines up an ambitious strike at goal from 40 yards, but he hammers his effort well wide of the target.
90' + 2' OFF! The red mist descends on Melamed and he goes head to head with Pique and earns his second booking in a matter of seconds. Melamed receives his marching orders. Both teams are down to 10 men.
90' + 2' RED CARD! Pique is sent off for going head to head with Melamed, earning his second booking. Madness from the veteran defender.
Nico Melamed
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Melamed pulls back Pique and goes into the book to pick up a booking.
90' + 1' OVER! De Jong rises highest in the box to attack a cross from Dembele, but he guides his effort over the bar. However, the forward may have been offside anyway.
90' There will be six minutes of added time.
90' De Tomas is in the right place to make a good clearance to head Dembele's corner away from danger.
L. de Jong
89' Pedri handed Barca the perfect start, but has been nullified since. He is withdrawn for De Jong for the closing stages.
Fernando Calero
Aleix Vidal
89' Calero comes on to replace Vidal for the closing stages to shore up the Espanyol defence.
87' Traore cuts inside from the right flank and delivers a cross into the box, but it sails over the head of Aubameyang and out for a goal kick.
86' Espanyol last recorded a win over Barcelona in LaLiga in the 2006-07 season. Moreno and his team are on the verge of ending a longstanding drought.
84' Dembele curls a dangerous cross into the box from a free-kick on the right flank, but Gomez makes an important intervention at the near post to steer the ball behind.
Nico González
Yellow Card
83' Nico has words with the referee after Pique wins a free-kick. The Barcelona man is booked for dissent.
82' Pique takes a risk as he dives into a challenge with Puado in the box, but he comes out on top and wins a free-kick for his team under pressure from Merida.
80' Pedrosa leaves Garcia in his wake down the left flank with a nutmeg and he floats a cross to the back post, forcing Pique to head behind for a corner.
79' The game is in danger of boiling over at the RCDE Stadium. Espanyol are looking to make the most out of challenges, although in the case of Melamed he was caught late by a boot and elbow from Garcia.
78' WIDE! Melamed releases De Tomas into space in the left-inside channel, but the forward slices his left-footed strike wide of the left post.
Eric García
Yellow Card
78' Garcia lunges in on Melamed and the defender goes into the book.
Javi Puado
Yellow Card
76' Puado fouls Pique by pulling the shirt of the defender. He goes into the book and Pique launches a few verbals in the direction of the Espanyol forward.
Yellow Card
74' Pique goes into the book for catching Puado late in a tussle for the ball. The defender is not happy with the decision.
O. Dembélé
Jordi Alba
72' Dembele comes on for Alba on the left flank in a bold attacking move by Xavi.
Nico González
72' Nico replaces Gavi in the middle of the park for the visitors.
71' WIDE! Torres rises to attack a cross from Alba to the near post from the left flank, but he nods his effort wide of the target.
Fran Mérida
Manu Morlanes
70' Merida replaces Morlanes in the Espanyol midfield. Moreno will be hopeful that he does need to change any more of his midfielders.
68' Morlanes is down for the home side with an apparent muscle injury. He only arrived on the pitch five minutes ago.
67' SAVE! Pedri turns into space on the edge of the Espanyol box and fires at goal, but his effort is straight at Lopez.
66' Espanyol have a lead to play with now and can afford to play on the counter. Barcelona are in a dangerous position of having to chase the game.
64' Darder floats a precise ball over the top for the run of De Tomas, who drifts in behind Garcia before he beats Ter Stegen.
Raúl de Tomás
64' GOALLLLL!!! DE TOMAS FIRES ESPANYOL IN FRONT!!!!!!!! 2-1!!!! De Tomas latches on to a ball over the top from Darder and dispatches a clinical strike past Ter Stegen. Darder cuts open the Barcelona defence as Garcia allows De Tomas to drift in behind him. The forward brings the ball down and holds his composure to fire into the bottom-left corner.
63' Aubameyang uses a neat piece of skill to turn away from Vidal, but his cross is cleared away from Pedri by Cabrera.
P. Aubameyang
F. de Jong
62' Aubameyang enters the action in the final third to replace the underwhelming De Jong. It will require a re-shuffle for the visitors.
Manu Morlanes
K. Bare
62' Morlanes replaced Bare in the middle of the park, who was also on a booking for the home side.
Nico Melamed
T. Vilhena
61' Melamed enters the action to replace Vilhena in the final third. Moreno takes a cautious approach with the forward that was booked minutes ago.
61' Alba whips the resulting free-kick into the box, but Busquets handles the ball as he challenges for it with Vidal at the back post.
T. Vilhena
Yellow Card
60' Vilhena catches Busquets with a late challenge and goes into the book. Barca have a free-kick in a useful position.
57' DISALLOWED GOAL! Gavi believes that he has restored Barcelona's advantage as he capitalises on hesitancy between Vidal and Gomez in the box to fire past Lopez. However, the goal is chalked off for offside against De Jong earlier in the move as he deflected a Pedri pass towards the teenager.
54' Puado takes a neat touch in the box and tries to use his second to guide an effort towards goal. However, Dest applies pressure on the forward, enough to allow Ter Stegen to gather ahead of Puado.
53' Gavi takes over the attack for Barca after Espanyol fail to clear their lines, but he sees his drive from 20 yards diverted away from goal by Gomez.
52' Pedri releases Torres with a sublime flick for Torres, but he gets crowded out on the edge of the Espanyol box.
49' De Tomas has been directly involved in 53.6% of Espanyol's goals in LaLiga this season (12 goals and 3 assists - 15/28), the second-highest percentage by a player after Joselu Mato with Alavés (73.7% - 12 and 2 - 14/19).
47' Traore drops his shoulder down the right flank and finds room for a cross into the box that Cabrera steers away from Torres.
46' We're back under way at RCDE Stadium.
Eric García
R. Araújo
46' Araujo is withdrawn at the break for Barca for Garcia. It must be injury related.
Vicente Moreno would have had concerns after trailing early, but his side have shown resilience and produced the quality when required to get back into the game. The Espanyol boss will be urging his team to seize the moment in the second half to punish Barca, who have been wasteful in the final third.
It's all square at the break in the Catalan derby between Espanyol and Barcelona. Pedri handed the visitors the perfect start to the game when he converted from close range after 74 seconds. However, Espanyol showed fight and equalised five minutes before half-time through a stunner from Sergi Darder. The game remains in the balance at the interval.
45' + 1' Pedri flicks a cross from Traore towards the back post, but Alba steers his effort away from goal rather than towards it. A bizarre one from the full-back.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' Darder leads a counter himself for the home side and with a lack of options he goes for goal from distance. On this occasion he does not have the magic touch, firing well over the bar.
43' Gavi twists and turns down the left flank to get past Vidal and Vilhena, but his cross into the middle is cleared by Gomez.
41' OVER! Traore uses his pace down the right flank to get the better of Pedrosa and lifts a cross into the box. Torres gets behind Cabrera and heads at goal, only to glance his effort over the top.
Raúl de Tomás
40' De Tomas collects in the left-inside channel and finds Darder in space, who does the rest with a precise strike.
40' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! DARDER EQUALISES WITH A STUNNER!!!!! 1-1!!!!!! Espanyol are back in the game courtesy of a sublime effort from Darder. De Tomas does well in the box as he fends off Araujo and offloads to Darder in space on the edge of the box. The midfielder takes a good first touch before he bends his right-footed strike away from Ter Stegen into the right corner of the net.
39' Puado twists and turns on the edge of the box and unleashes a strike at goal on his right foot. Dest does well to get a foot in the way to take the pace off the strike, allowing Ter Stegen to make the save.
38' OVER! Barca keep the pressure on and Alba lifts a cross into the box from the left flank. Torres rises to power a header at goal, but it just sails over the bar with Lopez beaten.
37' SAVE! Traore latches on to a cross from Gavi and brings down the ball to power an effort on the half-volley at goal. However, Lopez puts his body on the line to repel the strike from the winger.
34' Alba appeals for a penalty as his cross strikes Bare in the box, but the referee points only for a corner.
32' Traore surges towards the Espanyol backline and away from a lunge from Bare. Cabrera has to time his challenge to perfection and does to halt the Spain international.
30' Darder whips a cross into the box from the right flank for Puado to attack, but the delivery evades the forward and is cleared by Araujo.
29' Vidal goes down amid a challenge from Gavi and wins a free-kick for the home side. The two players have enjoyed a tussle down the flank.
28' Alba pounces on a mistake by Gomez and surges into the left-inside channel. He wins a corner off the legs of the Espanyol defender.
27' Traore attempts to latch on to a cross from Alba on the left flank, but he bundles over Pedrosa in the box to give away a free-kick.
26' Pedri looks to release the run of Gavi down the left flank, but Vidal gets back to make a vital challenge to knock the ball away from the midfielder.
K. Bare
Yellow Card
23' Bare goes in hard on Araujo and goes into the book.
21' De Tomas guides the ball back to Vilhena to strike, but his effort is charged down by Araujo. De Tomas handled the ball anyway in the build-up, but Araujo was not aware.
20' Alba curls a free-kick into the box from the left flank, but De Tomas is fouled by Araujo in the middle and the referee awards a free-kick to the home side.
19' Vidal brings down Gavi with a loose challenge and hands Barca a free-kick in a useful position.
17' Alba has provided more assists than any other Barcelona player in LaLiga this season (5).
15' Pedri puts Bare under pressure at the back from a pass from Lopez. He forces the mistake, but the Espanyol keeper reacts ahead of Torres to gather the ball, although the forward was offside anyway.
14' WIDE! Araujo lifts a ball over the top for Traore to chase and he beats Pedrosa before cutting inside. He fires low and hard at goal on his left foot, but places his attempt wide of the right post.
11' Gavi brings down Bare in the Espanyol half and the midfielder stays down. It is going to be one of those games where every foul is greeted with a reaction.
9' Darder is pulled back by Busquets and the home side react furiously to the decision. Espanyol believe that the Barca skipper should have been booked.
8' Pedri's goal after 74 seconds is the earliest in the Catalan derby in the 21st century.
6' WIDE! Espanyol break forward down the left and De Tomas feeds Pedrosa, who sees his effort blocked by Araujo. Vilhena pounces on the rebound and tees up De Tomas to fire at goal, but he scuffs his effort wide of the right post.
5' The home side win a corner down the right flank that Darder whips towards the near post, but Vilhena fails to connect with his header.
Jordi Alba
2' Alba takes possession on the left flank and lifts a pinpoint cross to the back post for Pedri to attack and score.
2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! PEDRI HANDS BARCA A PERFECT START!!!!! 1-0!!!! The visitors take the lead with their first attack as Pedri converts at the back post. Alba collects on the left flank and supplies a perfect cross for an unmarked Pedri, who steers his close-range effort past Lopez. A calm finish from the midfielder.
1' We're under way in this LaLiga clash.
Barcelona have now gone 23 games unbeaten in a row against Espanyol in LaLiga (W18 D5) and could record the best unbeaten run by any team in any type of derby in the competition’s history (also 23 games for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid between 2000 and 2013).
Xavi has made just one change to his side that beat Atletico Madrid in their last outing. Dani Alves was dismissed in the victory and is suspended tonight. Dest comes into the backline to replace the Brazilian. Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay remain sidelined due to injury.
Espanyol have made four changes to their side that lost to Bilbao last time out. Oscar Gil, Morlanes, Molendo and Dimata all drop out of the side, with the final three among the substitutes tonight. Vidal comes into the backline against his former club. Bare and Herrera start in the middle of the park, while De Tomas gets the nod alongside Puado in the final third.
BARCELONA SUBS: Riqui Puig, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, Neto, Nicolas Gonzalez, Luuk de Jong, Oscar Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Jutgla, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, Arnau Tenas.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Raul Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Busquets, Pedri; Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, Gavi.
ESPANYOL SUBS: Miguelon, Fernando Calero, Manuel Morlanes, Wu Lei, Fran Merida, Oscar Melendo, Loren Meron, Didav Vilac, Landry Dimata, Nicolas Melamed, Adrian Embarba, Pere Joan.
ESPANYOL (4-4-2): Diego Lopez; Aleix Vidal, Sergi Gomez, Leandro Cabrera, Adria Pedrosa; Tonny Vilhena, Keidi Bare, Yangel Herrera, Sergi Darder; Javier Puado, Raul de Tomas.
Barcelona have come out of their own sticky patch over the last two weeks by reeling off back-to-back wins in LaLiga. A late goal from Frenkie de Jong secured a narrow win over Alaves before they won 4-2 against Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid. Atletico have since moved back above Xavi's men into fourth place in the table, which will require a response from Barca tonight against their local rivals.
In suffering a 2-1 defeat to Athletic Bilbao last time out, Espanyol extended their winless run in LaLiga to four matches. Vicente Moreno's men are secure in the bottom half of the table, but their recent form will be a concern. They're seven points clear of the relegation zone, so there is no immediate danger, and Moreno will be looking to use the occasion of the derby to fire up his players.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Espanyol and Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium.