Barcelona had been capable of keep their unbeaten La Liga run and set a brand new membership file within the course of following their 1-1 Catalan Derby draw with Espanyol on Sunday afternoon.
Following a reasonably mellow first-half, the competition sparked into life within the second, with
After being booed for the whole match, Gerard Pique grabbed a vital late equaliser in Barcelona’s derby with Espanyol to see the spoils shared.
No shock what celebration he opted for… pic.twitter.com/SzKI7GkKU7
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Surprisingly, given the rivalry, it was a barely
Nonetheless, regardless of struggling to orchestrate their means by way of the closely rotated Espanyol backline throughout the opening quarter, record-signing
Following the Brazilian’s pot-shot, play returned again to its former absent-tempoed self, however, regardless of their dormant opening 25 minutes, it was a
Espanyol Zero-Zero Barcelona HT – Messi’s absence is obvious to see, nonetheless as is Jordi Alba’s. Lucas Digne is actually not an untalented participant, however his attacking menace and lack of tempo in comparison with Alba is proving detrimental each going ahead and in defence. Sub quickly #EspanyolBarca
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However following one other lull within the contest attributable to the treacherous situations, the hosts took benefit of their quick spell of dominance and broke the impasse courtesy of Gerard, who had celebrated recording his 100th look for the
Gerard Moreno has now scored his first purpose in opposition to Barcelona in all competitions in his 10th look in opposition to the membership.
What a time to step up. pic.twitter.com/XeHyFaldB5
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Nonetheless, after taking the lead, Espanyol appeared to search out consolation in dropping deeper and deeper, and with lower than 10 minutes to go their over-defensive techniques, coupled with the introduction of substitute Lionel Messi, proved pivotal.
The afternoon’s pantomime villain, Pique, who had been on the receiving finish of a continuing barrage of abuse from the house supporters following the defender’s feedback earlier within the week, was capable of latch his head onto a fizzing free-kick from the Argentine super-sub and nod dwelling to additional lower his reputation contained in the