At The Camp Nou, Barcelona sought to demonstrate the good level of the goal against Villarreal and had the opportunity to do so against Espanyol, in what was presented as a new edition of the Derby of Catalonia, but also with the taste of being able to condemn the dissensure of the team «Periquito». Thus, the two teams saw their faces in an empty stadium and as presented in the previous, the venue was the one that took over the actions and the mastery of the ball, although he suffered against and the clearest chances were in the goal of Ter Stegen, who responded on several occasions and also had the help of the stick.
Without much depth and with little level, Barcelona bet on the second team for a utraofensive team of three strikers and Lionel Messi from behind. However, in just four minutes of play, Ansu Fati saw the red one by a hard kick, changing all plans. However, for his fortune, within three minutes the match was going to be 10 vs 10 with the expulsion of Pol Lozano.Barely a few minutes later, it was going to look like the opening of the score at the feet of Luis Suarez, after a combination with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, where fortunes were to play in favor of the Uruguayan to score his 195th goal and become solitude the third top scorer in Barcelona’s history. , behind Lionel Messi (630) and César Rodríguez (232).
With this result, Barcelona also shortened the distance with Real Madrid and was left to a unit from the top, although the meringue team will have to face Alavés to catch up. On the other hand, Espanyol was first descended in 27 years with a campus that will be dismantled and where Argentines Matías Vargas, Jonathan Calleri and Facundo Ferreyra militate.