Espanyol snatches a point from Barcelona and sends a gift to Real

Video goals:Barcelona-Espanyol-Played on 12/31/2022

The tie was settled, 1-1, in the Catalan derby match between Barcelona and Espanyol, this evening, Saturday, in the 15th round of La Liga, at the “Spotify Camp Nou” stadium.

Barcelona took the lead through Marcos Alonso in the seventh minute, while Joselu scored the equalizing goal for Espanyol from a penalty kick in the 73rd minute.

With this tie, Barcelona raised its score to 38 points at the top of the La Liga table, with a goal difference only from runner-up Real Madrid, while Espanyol raised its score to 13 points in 16th place.

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Marcos Alonso succeeded in scoring the lead goal for Barcelona in the 7th minute, from a corner kick, and the ball reached Lewandowski, who headed a ball towards Alonso, who headed a ball into the Espanyol net.

Barcelona player Sergi Robert shot a ball from outside the penalty area, which was saved by Espanyol goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez in the 17th minute.

And Nico Melamed almost scored the equalizing goal for his team, Espanyol, with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, which hit Sergi Roberto before passing by the left post, turning into a corner kick in the 34th minute.

Barcelona’s Rafinha fired a missile ball on the edge of the penalty area, which was brilliantly saved by Espanyol goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez in the 38th minute.

The first half ended with Barcelona advancing 1-0.

Second half

With the start of the second half, Javi complained in the 52nd minute of pain in the posterior muscle of the back, and he was unable to complete the match, so Xavi decided to replace him and push Sergio Busquets instead.

Lewandowski received a cross from the left side through his colleague Marcos Alonso and hit a header that passed by the left post of the Espanyol goal in the 54th minute.


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And the match referee awarded a penalty kick to Espanyol, after a strong intervention from Barcelona player Marcos Alonso on Joselo, and the Espanyol striker rushed to implement and scored successfully against Ter Stegen in the 73rd minute.

The match referee famously issued the second yellow card on the face of Alba in the 78th minute, to be expelled from the match, as well as the red card on the face of Espanyol player Vinicius Souza.

Lewandowski missed the opportunity to score Barcelona’s second goal in the 88th minute, as he received a through the pass in the Espanyol penalty area, and hit a powerful ball that was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez.

Barcelona players continued attempts to snatch the winning goal, but to no avail, leaving the Blaugrana with a single point.

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