Espanyol and Barcelona draw 2-2 on Saturday at Rcde Stadium. Espanyol faced the match with a desire to make up their league after losing against Leganés 2-0 while Barcelona won 4-1 the last league match against Alavés. As of today, Espanyol is 20th in the LaLiga, having garnered 11 points from 19 matches, while Barcelona sits at 1st with 40 points after playing a total of 19 matches.
The first half of the game started in favour of Espanyol, with a goal from David Lopez 23 minutes in the game, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-0.
The second half started all good for Barcelona, thanks to a good early goal from Luis Suarez in the 50th minute. Later, Barcelona scored again and turned the match thanks to a goal from Arturo Vidal with the score 1-2. However, Espanyol just before the end of the second half gave an equalizer thanks to a goal from Wu Lei in the 88th minute, which saw the second half to a 2-2.
For Espanyol Matias Vargas, Ander Iturraspe and Wu Lei came on for Victor Gomez, David Lopez and Oscar Melendo, and Barça brought on Arturo Vidal and Nelson Semedo for Ivan Rakitic and Antoine Griezmann.
The referee booked Javi Lopez and Marc Roca from Espanyol, while for Barcelona Frenkie De Jong saw a yellow card and Frenkie De Jong (2 yellow cards) saw the red card.
Espanyol will play against Villarreal at away stadium, while Barcelona will face Granada at home stadium.