Late equaliser denies Barcelona derby win against Espanyol

Barca still top La Liga on goal difference after 19 games but they are level on points with second-placed Real Madrid, who beat Getafe 3-0 earlier on Saturday.

Jan 05, 2020, 14:52 PM IST

Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr. lead Real Madrid to fourth straight La Liga win

The victory took Real Madrid to 42 points, cutting the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to two points ahead of next Saturday's city derby.

Feb 04, 2019, 11:29 AM IST

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari toasts in-form Benzema after win at Espanyol

Benzema, who has been playing through the pain of a fractured finger sustained two weeks ago, got the third-placed visitors off to a dream start by pouncing on a rebound and opening the scoring in the fourth minute.

Jan 28, 2019, 14:34 PM IST

La Liga: Real Madrid get 3rd win in a row with win at Espanyol as Bale returns

Third-placed Real usually fare well on trips to Espanyol and they got off to a flying start on this visit when Karim Benzema scored in the fourth minute on the rebound, beating former Real goalkeeper Diego Lopez who had parried a shot from Luka Modric.

Jan 28, 2019, 14:24 PM IST

Copa del Rey: Sevilla stun defending champions Barcelona 2-0

The second leg takes place next Wednesday, where Espanyol take on Real Betis and Real Madrid host Girona on Thursday in the remaining quarter-final, first legs after Getafe defeated Valencia 1-0 on Tuesday.

Jan 24, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

La Liga: Lionel Messi says Ballon d'Or snub was no extra motivation

Messi, a five-time Ballon d`Or winner, did not make the podium for the first time in a decade with Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric given the trophy.

Dec 09, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

La Liga: Admired by Guardiola, Rubi leads Espanyol revival

Victory for seventh-placed Espanyol would move them to within four points of leaders Barca and further enhance the reputation of their coach, who spent a season at the Nou Camp working as an assistant. 

Dec 07, 2018, 07:26 AM IST

After Espanyol loss, Real Madrid's dependence on Cristiano Ronaldo evident

It was Real`s first defeat by the Catalans in 11 years after the latest in a long line of insipid displays without Ronaldo that highlight how important the evergreen 33-year-old - who has scored 12 goals in his last seven appearances - is to the side.

Feb 28, 2018, 19:47 PM IST

Real Madrid's PSG preparations hit by surprise Espanyol defeat

Gerard Moreno struck in the 94th minute at the RCDE Stadium as Real's rotated line-up felt the full punishment for a slack and disjointed display.

Feb 28, 2018, 09:46 AM IST

La Liga: Gerard Pique keeps Barcelona unbeaten, Atletico Madrid cut gap

Gerard Pique salvaged a 1-1 draw for La Liga leaders Barcelona at city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, keeping their bid for an unbeaten campaign on track

Feb 05, 2018, 11:15 AM IST

Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten run end

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as the Catalans lost 1-0 away to local rivals Espanyol in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

Jan 19, 2018, 13:43 PM IST

Missed Lionel Messi penalty costs Barcelona in Cop del Rey derby defeat

 Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat of the season, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Jan 18, 2018, 19:05 PM IST

La Liga: Atletico Madrid's unbeaten run ends at Espanyol

Atletico Madrid suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to Espanyol on Friday, their first loss in La Liga this season, wasting the chance to put pressure on leaders Barcelona a day before the 'Clasico'.

Dec 23, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic keep Barcelona top; late Marcelo strike rescues Real Madrid against Valencia

Barca top the standings on 81 points due to their superior head-to-head record over Real, who also have 81 and have a game in hand.

Apr 30, 2017, 11:08 AM IST

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring when he bulleted home Isco`s cross 12 minutes before half-time.

Feb 19, 2017, 08:53 AM IST

La Liga: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi script Barcelona win over Espanyol 4-1, moves closer to Real Madrid in points

Barcelona ends Espanyol's 10-game unbeaten run, to move to within three points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Dec 19, 2016, 09:11 AM IST

Real Madrid equal Barcelona's La Liga record with 2-0 win over Espanyol

It was the 16th straight league victory for Madrid, going back to last season, thus matching Pep Guardiola`s Barcelona record in 2010-11 season.

Sep 19, 2016, 13:05 PM IST

Not Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but this footballer is likely to be Jose Mourinho's first signing

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to United -- having left French champions Paris Saint Germain at the end of the season just finished -- as he enjoyed a good relationship with Mourinho at Italian side Inter Milan.

Jun 08, 2016, 16:17 PM IST

Barcelona lose appeal of Luis Suarez Copa del Rey 2-match ban

Suarez reportedly provoked a fracas in the Camp Nou tunnel after last week's 4-1 win over Espanyol in the last 16 first leg match, and was subsequently banned for two cup matches.

Jan 13, 2016, 22:50 PM IST

Barcelona's Luis Suarez banned for two matches after Copa del Rey scuffle

The Uruguayan is alleged to have threatened opposition players in the tunnel following Wednesday's first leg tie at Camp Nou on Thursday.

Jan 08, 2016, 22:42 PM IST