Espanyol vs Barcelona
La Liga 2018-19
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT
    

                
                
    Espanyol host Catalan rivals Barcelona tonight looking forward to the next season.
    

                
                
    Curtailed by three back-to-back losses, but Rubi's men have never been in a better shape.
    

                
                
    18 games against Espanyol and another win on Saturday will win their rivals to their worst run for over six years.
    

                
                
    Follow all the latest news and build-up with Standard Sport's LIVE blog.
    

                
                
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2018-12-08T21: 43: 51.490Z

Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are top of the table, but the emphatic win against Espanyol is the clear winner after 15 rounds of matches.


2018-12-08T21: 40: 29.440Z

There is no time for another goal in the end. Barca got into the box with a last attack at the end and Espanyol chipped a free-kick into the area in the dying seconds, but it was cleared and the final whistle followed. A few jeers from the home fans summed up a hugely disappointing night for Espanyol, although most of their supporters had left the stadium by that point.
  

      
    
      
  
    
    FULL TIME


2018-12-08T21: 38: 33.870Z

FULL TIME | Espanyol 0-4 Barcelona


2018-12-08T21: 35: 54.126Z

90 mins: We are into the RCDE Stadium and there will be five minutes. Enough time for another goal? To Espanyol consolation? A 'Manita' for Barca?


2018-12-08T21: 34: 18.490Z

89 mins: Granero crosses for Baptistao, but the Brazilian heads straight at Ter Stegen …


2018-12-08T21: 29: 33.140Z

86 mins: Lots and lots of empty seats here, but a small band of Espanyol fans are still singing. They have not stopped all night. That is dedication!


2018-12-08T21: 28: 30.100Z

85 mins: Baptistao attempts a curling effort outside the box, but his attempt is deflected out for a corner. From the set piece, Barca clear …


2018-12-08T21: 27: 12.650Z

84 mins: Vidal almost gets on the end of a Munir cross …


2018-12-08T21: 26: 17.356Z

83 mins: Lots of Espanyol fans have left already. They have seen enough …
  

      
        

      
    
      
  
    
    SUBS


2018-12-08T21: 25: 31.320Z

82 mins: Now Rakitic goes off and is replaced by Denis Suarez …
  

      
    
      
  
    
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2018-12-08T21: 24: 38.463Z

79 mins: Luis Suarez goes off without a break Munir El Haddadi comes on …
  

      
    
      
  
    
    YELLOW CARD


2018-12-08T21: 23: 56.343Z

79 mins: Didac Vila is booked for a foul on Messi …


2018-12-08T21: 23: 19.076Z

77 mins: Replays show the decision to rule Espanyol's goal was correct, but it was very marginal. Nothing has gone right for the home side tonight …


2018-12-08T21: 19: 49.993Z

76 mins: Amid the confusion and the delay, Esteban Granero replaced Sergi Darder for Espanyol …


2018-12-08T21: 18: 00.670Z

75 mins: VAR checks and there is a long delay as the players wait for kick off again. In the end, the decision comes back. No goal!


2018-12-08T21: 17: 16.786Z

73 mins: Espanyol have the ball in the net through Oscar Duarte, but there are some doubts over it amid suspicions of offside …


2018-12-08T21: 15: 39.936Z

73 mins: Espanyol score … or do you?


2018-12-08T21: 14: 35.306Z

70 mins: Barca almost scores again, but Diego Lopez saves from Coutinho and then from Messi …


2018-12-08T21: 10: 58.210Z

68 mins: There are some whistles for the Brazilian from the home fans. He's on loan from Inter Milan, of course, but no longer popular with Espanyol fans after moving to Barcelona!
  

      
    
      
  
    
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2018-12-08T21: 10: 04.280Z

68 mins: Philippe Coutinho is on for Barcelona as Dembele departs …
  

      
    
    
  
  
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    Head to head
    

                
                
    Barcelona has not lost to Espanyol in the league since the turn of the decade, winning 14 and drawing four since a 2-1 reserve at Camp Nou in February 2009.
    

                
                
    Espanyol's record in the Copa del Rey, winning 10 in January but went on to lose the second leg 2-0 to be quiet.
    

                
            
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