Barcelona take on a short trip to Cornella de Llobregat for their clash at Espanyol on Saturday evening looking to start the year in a good mood and build on a two-point gap behind them, made through a convincing 4-1 win over Alaves where Antoine Griezmann, Arturo Vidal, Leo Messi, and Luis Suarez all made it on the scoresheet.
Spanish champions Barcelona will be looking to open their 2020 in a positive fashion when they travel to Catalan rivals Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday night.
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Blaugrana thus capitalized on Real Madrid’s slip-up and they’ll now want to keep hold of the advantage, boasting great goalscoring records and impressing across competitions despite slip-ups at the back – which meant eight goals conceded in their last eight outings.
Espanyol: Diego Lopez; David Lopez, Calero, Espinosa; Roca; Gomez, Darder, Lozano, Vila; Campuzano, Calleri
Barcelona: Neto; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, De Jong; Messi, Griezmann, Suarez
Espanyol vs Barcelona Match Info
Match date: 4th January 2020
Kick-Off: 9:00 pm EU
Stadium: RCDE Stadium, Cornella de Llobregat
Espanyol vs Barcelona Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
- 30 Mar 2019 Barcelona 2 – 0 Espanyol
- 8 Dec 2018 Espanyol 0 – 4 Barcelona
- 7 Mar 2018 Barcelona (P) 0 – 0 Espanyol
Matches played: 63
- Espanyol wins: 7
- Barcelona wins: 42
- Draws: 14