Barcelona vs Espanyol (2-0)

It’s city hat day this Sat at Camp Nou together of the first uneven huge city rivalries in European soccer plays out once more.

Espanyol has a dreadful record against Barca and that they are aiming for a first league convert them in additional than a decade here.

Ernesto Valverde’s aspect is going to be determined to place three a lot of points on the board as they edge nearer to a different title.

The priority currently for the city is going to be to win that as quickly as doable or a minimum of place themselves in a very nearly unassailable position by the time their Champions League trip to recent Trafford comes around.

they need three league games to play before them with difficult games away to Villarreal in the period and reception to Atletico national capital at once following this.

Valverde is probably going to shuffle his pack across the amount to make sure players are contemporary for Manchester. Espanyol in the meantime have thirty-four points and are heading in the right direction for an additional mundane however safe bottom 0.5 league end.

They’ve solely lost one of their last seven all told competitions so that they take affordable kind into this game. But that defeat did are available in their most current match, reception to a city.

They were beat 4-0 reception by the city earlier within the season, and this won’t go an excellent deal higher.

Luis Suarez and Leo Messi each picked up minor knocks over the international break however are coaching once more and are both expected to play.

They were each outstanding last day trip as Barca beat Betis 4-1 away with the couple conducive all the goals. Thereon reasonably kind, they might remarkably lay into this Espanyol aspect.

The guests also are combating some injuries, and even the absence of central midfielder Sergi Darder to suspension is additionally crucial in a very game like this.

Other Matches: Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid (2-0)



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Barcelona Lineups

1 Marc-André ter Stegen
2 Nélson Semedo
3 Gerard Piqué
15 Clément Lenglet
18 Jordi Alba
4 Ivan Rakitić
5 Sergio Busquets
8 Arthur
10 Lionel Messi
9 Luis Suárez
7 Philippe Coutinho


Espanyol Lineups

13 Diego López
8 Roberto Rosales
27 Lluis López
5 Naldo
22 Mario Hermoso
28 Adrià Pedrosa
23 Esteban Granero
4 Víctor Sánchez
21 Marc Roca
14 Óscar Melendo
7 Borja Iglesias


Barcelona – Espanyol Match Statistics



12 Shots Total 3
2 Shots on goal 2
7 Shots off goal 0
3 Shots blocked 1
8 Shots inside box 2
4 Shots outside box 1
12 Fouls 11
5 Corners 2
2 Offsides 3
2 Saves 2
69% Possession Time 31%
633 Passes Total 281
550 Accurate Passes 202
87% Accurate Passes% 72%
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