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Espanyol vs Barcelona, La Liga: Live blog, updates, goals, highlights

Join us for another Barcelona La Liga adventure!

RCD Espanyol v Real Betis - La Liga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

WELCOME TO THE RCDE STADIUM!!! The beautiful home of Espanyol in the Catalan capital is the site of a huge La Liga match between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one needing three points to stay in the Top 4 for a second straight week. Local derbies are never easy and this will be no exception, with Barça going up against an Espanyol side that’s been very tough to beat at home. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!

(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)


LIVE BLOG


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Piqué, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, F. De Jong; Adama, Ferran, Gavi (4-3-3)

Substitutes: Neto (GK), Tenas (GK), Eric, Mingueza, Nico, Puig, Dembélé, Ez Abde, Jutglà, Braithwaite, Aubameyang, L. De Jong

ESPANYOL

Starting XI: López; Vidal, Gómez, Cabrera, Pedrosa; Vilhena, Bare, Herrera, Darder; Puado, De Tomás (4-4-2)

Substitutes: García (GK), Llambrich, Calero, Morlanes, Wu Lei, Mérida, Melendo, Loren, Didac, Dimata, Nico, Embarba


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2021-22 La Liga, Matchday 24

Date/Time: Sunday, February 13, 2022, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Monday)

Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández

VAR: José Luis González González

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: Not Available (USA, Canada), Premier Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), MTV (India), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), others

How to watch online: ESPN+ (USA), LaLigaTV (UK), 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, watch 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!