"BARCELONA" Lose against "ESPANYOL" 0-1 "Copa del Rey"



The Espanyol derby of the Catalans, who brought them back to their place in the quarter-finals of the King's Cup,

Match HigHLight & Goal

The game was less than average in contrast to expectations, as calm prevailed on the events of the first half, unlike the second half, which saw some excitement and exchange of attacks from both teams.

Barcelona missed the opportunity to score after Argentina's Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 63rd minute, with punishment from Espanyol, who scored the winner with Oscar Melindo in the 88th minute.

Barcelona's position is difficult in the Camp Nou return match next week, where they have to win by at least two goals if they want to qualify for the semi-finals and continue their defense of the title, while Espanyol is enough to draw a score, Or loss by goal difference provided he succeeds in scoring for the continuation of his career in the competition.

This is the first derby that Barcelona have lost since February 2009

The goal was scored by Oscar Melindo in the 88th minute.

The return leg is scheduled for January 25 at Camp Nou, the stronghold of the Blaugrana.

Espanyol make a surprise and defeat Barcelona in the King's Cup

Barcelona suffered a resounding defeat at Espanyol for a 1-0 win at the derby in the quarter-final of the King's Cup.

Coach Ernesto Valverde decided to put Lionel Messi in the match and kept Luis Suarez on the bench, but even with the flea Barca did not succeed.

Barca dominated the first half and made many chances to score, but Espanyol's defenses had the upper hand.

Barcelona continued to put pressure on their rivals in the first quarter of the second half, before the game turned and Espanyol began a series of successive attacks against Celestin.

Lionel Messi missed a penalty that would have put his team ahead in the semi-finals, with Espanyol punished by 88 minutes by Oscar Melindo.

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