Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona: Fabregas great-header
Barcelona failed to reap the full points in the Catalan derby Espanyol counter. Had superior first, Azulgrana eventually had to settle with a 1-1 draw after they conceded in the last minute.
Compete at the Estadio Cornella-El Prat, Monday (09/01/2012), Barca ahead in the 15th minute. Goals made by Cesc Fabregas header head.
But Barca's victory shattered during normal time remaining four minutes. Alvaro Vasquez hero savior Espanyol.
The results of this draw Barca did not change the position of second in the Spanish league standings with 38 points from 17 matches. But their distance with Real Madrid widened to five points. Espanyol is ranked eighth with 24 points.
Espanyol first threatened in the fifth minute. Sergio Garcia begins a cross from the left side, Joan Verdu's header was ignored by Victor Valdes. Verdu reound try to grab the ball, but Gerard Pique could menghalaunya.
Barca had scored with Fabregas in the 13th minute, but the referee disallowed. Lionel Messi, who gave feedback to Fabregas, first considered doing handball.
Two minutes later, Fabregas actually listed his name on the scoreboard. He managed to gore with a perfect cross from Dani Alves from the right side.
Espanyol seek immediate reply some time later. However, Sergio shot from outside the box could be blocked by Valdes.
Business Andres Iniesta in the 28th minute did not produce a goal. Alexis Sanchez kick utilizing feedback can still be secured by goalkeeper Cristian Alvarez.
The hosts returned to spread threats in the 40th minute. This time, distance shots Romaric still thin on the slide.
At the beginning of the second half, Barca had the opportunity by kicking Alves from the front of the penalty box. However, Alvarez was swiftly caught the ball.
Opportunities to obtain Verdu in the 53rd minute also did not produce a goal. Shot still leads to the goal Barca side.
Xavi's free kick to try his luck in the 71st minute. But, the ball did not lead to the target.
After many unsuccessful attempts, the efforts finally paid off Espanyol at minute 86. Raul Rodriguez begins a cross from the right wing, the ball then headed Thievy Bifouma and resolved by Vasquez with his head.
At the last minute, Barca almost winning shot again by Pique. But, the ball still hit the pole.
Until the long whistle sounded, the score remained 1-1 as strong.
Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez (Casilla 81 '), Raul R, Amat, Sergio, Verdu, Romaric (Vasquez 64'), H. Moreno, Weiss (Javi Lopez 46 '), Forlin, Didac, Thievy
Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Abidal, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas (Keita 85 '), Messi, Alexis (Pedro 72')