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Espanyol vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Catalan derby ends all square

Join us for Barcelona’s first adventure of 2020!

RCD Espanyol v Getafe CF - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

FULL TIME! Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona: All over and Barcelona are held to a 2-2 draw after a pretty eventful second half.


GOAL! Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona: Wu Lei equalises for Espanyol!


RED CARD! Espanyol 1-2 Barcelona: Frenkie de Jong is OFF! Barcelona down to 10 for the last 15 minutes or so.


GOAL! Espanyol 1-2 Barcelona: It’s the supersub Arturo Vidal who heads Barcelona in front!


GOAL! Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona: Luis Suarez levels it up for Barca after a great ball in from Jordi Alba. Game. On.


SECOND HALF! Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: Change for Barcelona at the break. Arturo Vidal is on, Ivan Rakitic is off,


HALF-TIME! Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: Not great from Barca but they have hit the post and can surely only get better in the second half?!


GOAL! Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: David López heads the hosts in front from a free-kick into the box and Barca will have to come from behind to win this one.


KICKOFF! Espanyol 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s start 2020 in style!!


LINEUPS

ESPANYOL

Starting XI: Diego Lopez; Didac, Naldo, Bernardo, Javi Lopez; Darder, David Lopez, Roca, Gomez; Calleri, Melendo.

Bench: Lluis Lopez, Iturraspe, Vargas, Prieto, Campuzano, Pedrosa, Wu Lei.

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Neto; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong, Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.

Bench: Peña; Semedo, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Carles Pérez & Ansu Fati


WELCOME TO THE RCDE STADIUM!!! AND WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR!!! Barcelona’s first match of 2020 is a Catalan Derby in La Liga against Espanyol, who are bottom of the table but will surely raise their level to face their local rivals. Barça need to win to stay top of the league, and this should be a good one. So join us to follow and comment all the action! LET’S LIVE BLOG!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 19

Date/Time: Saturday, January 4, 2020, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday)

Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Premier Sports 2 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Not Available (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others

How to stream: FuboTV (USA), beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!

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