preview | 2015-04-23
Face-Off: Espanyol vs Barcelona
Ending the Tourmalet
Barcelona have a positive balance in La Liga away games against Espanyol, winning 29 of the previous 80 encounters and losing only 25.
Results of Barcelona when they play an away La Liga game against Espanyol as La Liga leaders: Eight wins, 10 draws and two losses.
Barcelona scored five goals or more in 13 games against Espanyol, while Espanyol only did it four times.
The match with most goals between the two sides was played in 1929/30, ending 5-4 for Barcelona.
Barcelona played five games at the new Cornellà-El Prat, winning four and drawing one.
Barcelona won their last two La Liga away derbies. Their longest winning streak is four wins.
Barcelona didn’t lose any of their last seven La Liga away derbies, equaling their longest unbeaten streak.
Barcelona scored in each of their last four La Liga away derbies. The record is scoring in 11 in a row, set between 1939/40 and 1949/50.
There are 410 different players who represented Barcelona in the history of the Catalan derby.
Barça players with most official games against El Pericos: Xavi (35, also most in La Liga with 30 games), Migueli (29), Puyol (26).
Barcelona players with most wins vs Espanyol: Xavi (24), Migueli (17), Iniesta (16).
Mascherano and Stoichkov are the only Barcelona players to win all of their matches vs Espanyol (seven).
Messi (12) has scored the most goals vs Espanyol, followed by César (11) and Escolà (9).
There were 11 hat-tricks in the history of the Catalan derby, nine of them by Barcelona’s players (Arocha and Messi twice).
Luis Figo was sent off three times in the Catalan derby, more than any other player.
Luis Enrique as a manager faced Espanyol three times: One win, one draw and one loss.
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Article made possible by the collaboration of the entire Grup 14 Stats Team: Adil Elkhandouki, Javier Camacho, Sarah Khoury, Erdi and @BarcaStat.