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  • Spanish La Liga
  • 6 January 2013, 6:00pm
  • Camp Nou
  • Attendance: 73,760
BarcelonaBarcelonavEspanyolEspanyol
4
  • Xavi, 10
  • Pedro, 15
  • Pedro, 27
  • Messi, pen 29
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Match ends, Barcelona 4, Espanyol 0.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Barcelona 4, Espanyol 0.

90+2 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Joan Capdevila.

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Villa.

88 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

87 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Cristian Alfonso.

86 mins:Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

85 mins:Héctor Moreno (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85 mins:Thiago Alcántara (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85 mins:Foul by Héctor Moreno (Espanyol).

81 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Víctor Sánchez.

81 mins:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

80 mins:Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80 mins:Foul by Juan Forlín (Espanyol).

80 mins:Attempt saved. Juan Angel Albín (Espanyol) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78 mins:Offside, Espanyol. Juan Angel Albín tries a through ball, but Cristian Alfonso is caught offside.

77 mins:Substitution, Espanyol. Juan Angel Albín replaces Simão.

77 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Sergio Busquets tries a through ball, but Alexis Sánchez is caught offside.

75 mins:Substitution, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez replaces Pedro.

74 mins:Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74 mins:Foul by Juan Forlín (Espanyol).

73 mins:Christian Stuani (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73 mins:Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73 mins:Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

72 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Dani Alves tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

71 mins:Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71 mins:Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

70 mins:Attempt saved. David Villa (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

67 mins:Offside, Espanyol. Joan Capdevila tries a through ball, but Sergio García is caught offside.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Sergio García (Espanyol) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Javi López with a cross.

66 mins:Substitution, Barcelona. David Villa replaces Francesc Fábregas.

65 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Francesc Fábregas is caught offside.

63 mins:Substitution, Espanyol. Christian Stuani replaces Joan Verdú.

63 mins:Substitution, Barcelona. Thiago Alcántara replaces Xavi.

62 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Xavi tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

62 mins:Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62 mins:Foul by Simão (Espanyol).

60 mins:Attempt saved. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas with a cross.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Xavi with a cross following a corner.

60 mins:Substitution, Espanyol. Cristian Alfonso replaces Raúl Baena.

59 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Javi López.

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro.

57 mins:Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57 mins:Foul by Raúl Baena (Espanyol).

57 mins:Attempt missed. Sergio García (Espanyol) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Joan Verdú.

56 mins:Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

56 mins:Raúl Baena (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53 mins:Raúl Baena (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53 mins:Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53 mins:Foul by Raúl Baena (Espanyol).

52 mins:Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52 mins:Foul by Raúl Baena (Espanyol).

51 mins:Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51 mins:Foul by Joan Capdevila (Espanyol).

50 mins:Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50 mins:Foul by Raúl Baena (Espanyol).

Second Half begins Barcelona 4, Espanyol 0.

45 mins:First Half ends, Barcelona 4, Espanyol 0.

45 mins:Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

42 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Héctor Moreno.

42 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

36 mins:Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

36 mins:Raúl Baena (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dani Alves with a cross.

33 mins:Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33 mins:Foul by Diego Colotto (Espanyol).

30 mins:Attempt missed. Simão (Espanyol) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Joan Verdú.

29 mins:Goal! Barcelona 4, Espanyol 0. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

28 mins:Kiko Casilla (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28 mins:Penalty Barcelona. Francesc Fábregas draws a foul in the penalty area.

28 mins:Penalty conceded by Kiko Casilla (Espanyol) after a foul in the penalty area.

27 mins:Goal! Barcelona 3, Espanyol 0. Pedro (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergio Busquets with a through ball.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Sergio García (Espanyol) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

22 mins:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22 mins:Foul by Raúl Baena (Espanyol).

15 mins:Goal! Barcelona 2, Espanyol 0. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

15 mins:Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15 mins:Foul by Raúl Baena (Espanyol).

14 mins:Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

13 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kiko Casilla.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas with a through ball.

12 mins:Offside, Espanyol. Diego Colotto tries a through ball, but Raúl Baena is caught offside.

12 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Francesc Fábregas tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

10 mins:Goal! Barcelona 1, Espanyol 0. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

6 mins:Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

6 mins:Joan Verdú (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

5 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Colotto.

4 mins:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4 mins:Foul by Juan Forlín (Espanyol).

3 mins:Carles Puyol (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3 mins:Foul by Sergio García (Espanyol).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

team line-up

1Víctor Valdés
2Dani Alves
5Carles Puyol
3Gerard Piqué
18Jordi Alba
6Xavi63
4Francesc Fábregas66
16Sergio Busquets
10Lionel Messi
17Pedro75
8Andrés Iniesta

substitutes

25Alexandre Song
14Javier Mascherano
13Pinto
19Martín Montoya
9Alexis Sánchez75
7David Villa66
11Thiago Alcántara63

referee

Jesús Gil Manzano

team line-up

13Kiko Casilla
19Diego Colotto
18Joan Capdevila
15Héctor Moreno
16Javi López
4Víctor Sánchez
7Raúl Baena60
6Juan Forlín
10Joan Verdú63
20Simão77
9Sergio García

substitutes

8Christian Stuani63
35Germán
17Juan Angel Albín77
24Cristian Alfonso60
27Víctor Álvarez
23Cristian Gómez
3Raúl Rodríguez

referee

Jesús Gil Manzano

match stats

possession %7722
shots on target81
shots off target64
corners71
tackles won2115
offsides53