BARCELONA – Espanyol played on Saturday, December 31, the fifteenth day of LaLiga Santander in Spain after the break for the 2022 World Cup.’). In the plug-in, Joselu (73′) tied it from the penalty spot.
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With this result, Barza remains the leader of the league tournament, but now only on goal difference. In points it is the same as Real Madrid: 38 for each.
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RCD Espanyol goal
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The Azulgrana team arrives at this resumption of the Spanish championship as leaders, with a two-point advantage over second, Real Madrid, which visits Real Valladolid on Friday.
In Saturday’s derby, Barcelona will be absent from its Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who served a three-game suspension for his expulsion in the last clash before the World Cup break.
What time is Barcelona vs Espanyol played?
07:00 pm – Mexico
08:00 am – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
09:00 am – Venezuela, Bolivia
Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay
2 p.m. – Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Where to watch Barcelona vs Espanyol
The Catalan derby between Barcelona and Espanyol will be televised via DIRECTV Sports Signal and Movistar LaLiga (Spain), while there are options to follow it online via DirecTV GO (DGO) and Fútbol Libre TV streaming.
In Qatar, Lewandowski missed the round of 16 against France and will now have to wait to resume competing with the Catalan team.
In that fourteenth matchday game, Barça, despite playing with ten, was able to beat Osasuna and Xavi Hernández is now confident that his team can continue the good momentum despite six weeks having passed since the last game.
The Barcelona coach has to decide who is in Lewandowski’s position in the eleven. Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay could do it, but also French winger Ousmane Dembele, who was runner-up with his team at the World Cup and who returned to team training on Monday, so he could be against Espanyol on Saturday , which is the sixteenth and fight for permanence.
Possible alignment, Barcelona – Espanyol
- Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Balde, Christensen, Erik Garcia, Sergi Roberto; Busquets, Gavi, Pedri; Dembele, Ferran Torres and Anu.
- Spanish: Lecomte; Oscar Gil, Calero, Cabrera, Olivan; Exposito, Souza, Darder; Puado, Braithwaite and Joselu.