Sergio Busquets admitted Barcelona found it tough going against Espanyol on Saturday, before two Lionel Messi goals gave them victory over their local rivals.
Barcelona had to wait until the second half to break the deadlock, with Messi opening the scoring with a brilliant free-kick.
He secured the points late on with Barcelona’s second goal, and Busquets felt it was a deserved win.
“Espanyol had an ultra-defensive game plan which makes it difficult to find spaces,” Busquets said. “And when we did have chances, they didn’t go in.
”In the end, while we had to work for it, we took our chances and we won. The result was justice for what happened on the pitch.”
Source | Sport
The victory keeps Barcelona well on course to retain their La Liga title at the start of a busy week with games against Villarreal and Atletico Madrid to come.