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.
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Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are top of the table, but the emphatic win against Espanyol is the clear winner after 15 rounds of matches.
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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.
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FULL TIME | Espanyol 0-4 Barcelona
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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?
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89 mins: Granero crosses for Baptistao, but the Brazilian heads straight at Ter Stegen …
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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!
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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 …
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84 mins: Vidal almost gets on the end of a Munir cross …
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83 mins: Lots of Espanyol fans have left already. They have seen enough …
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82 mins: Now Rakitic goes off and is replaced by Denis Suarez …
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79 mins: Luis Suarez goes off without a break Munir El Haddadi comes on …
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79 mins: Didac Vila is booked for a foul on Messi …
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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 …
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76 mins: Amid the confusion and the delay, Esteban Granero replaced Sergi Darder for Espanyol …
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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!
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73 mins: Espanyol have the ball in the net through Oscar Duarte, but there are some doubts over it amid suspicions of offside …
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73 mins: Espanyol score … or do you?
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70 mins: Barca almost scores again, but Diego Lopez saves from Coutinho and then from Messi …
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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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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.