Barcelona Drop Points In Heated Catalan Derby Against Espanyol

Barcelona Drop Points In Heated Catalan Derby Against Espanyol

Barcelona’s match against Espanyol ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday, leaving Barcelona in first place in the La Liga standings at the end of 2022.

Despite controlling possession, Barcelona struggled throughout the game and were unable to convert their chances. Marcos Alonso scored the first goal for Barcelona in the early stages of the game, but Joselu equalized for Espanyol with a penalty kick.

Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, who was the official in charge of the Argentina vs Netherlands quarter-final at the 2022 World Cup, issued a total of 16 yellow cards and 2 red cards during this match.

Jordi Alba received his second yellow card for protesting the position of the defensive wall during a free kick.

Despite these disruptions, both teams had opportunities to score in the second half, but neither was able to capitalize on them. Overall, it was a disappointing performance by Barcelona.

Recap

La Liga 2022/2023

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Barcelona
Espanyol
1 - 1
Final Score
Game Statistics
8 Yellow cards 7
1 Red cards 1
10 Corner Kick 2
0 Saves 5
6 Shots on Goal 1
21 Shots 4
91.3%
Pass Accuracy
28.6%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
0
F
11
SH
21
66.8%
Pass Accuracy
25.0%
Shot Accuracy
1
OFF
15
F
4
SH
Ball Possession
77%
23%