Spanish LaLiga

Barcelona vs Espanyol 2021-22 LaLiga

  • 48': Memphis Depay (P)
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Xavi wins Barcelona coaching debut over Espanyol

Barcelona beat Espanyol on Memphis Depay's penalty as Xavi Hernandez won his debut as Blaugrana boss.

Match Commentary

  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 45': Substitution, Barcelona. Abdessamad Ezzalzouli replaces Ilias Akhomach.
  • 48': Goal! Barcelona 1, Espanyol 0. Memphis Depay (Barcelona) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
  • 56': Substitution, Espanyol. Manu Morlanes replaces David López.
  • 56': Substitution, Espanyol. Nicolás Melamed replaces Javier Puado.
  • 59': Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.
  • 59': Adrià Pedrosa (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card.
  • 64': Óscar Mingueza (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 70': Substitution, Barcelona. Philippe Coutinho replaces Gavi.
  • 77': Substitution, Espanyol. Landry Dimata replaces Yangel Herrera.
  • 78': Substitution, Espanyol. Wu Lei replaces Adrián Embarba.
  • 78': Substitution, Barcelona. Riqui Puig replaces Sergio Busquets because of an injury.
  • 83': Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 88': Substitution, Barcelona. Yusuf Demir replaces Nicolás González Iglesias because of an injury.
  • 88': Substitution, Barcelona. Ronald Araújo replaces Óscar Mingueza because of an injury.
  • 88': Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3': Leandro Cabrera (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+5': Substitution, Espanyol. Loren Morón replaces Sergi Darder.

Game Information

Competition: Spanish LaLiga

Venue: Spotify Camp Nou
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Attendance: 74,418

Spanish LaLiga Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
+18 Barcelona 7 1 19
+11 Real Madrid 7 2 19
+12 Athletic Club 7 3 16
+5 Real Betis 7 4 15
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Statistics

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17 Fouls 9
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
7 Offsides 1
4 Corner Kicks 4
3 Saves 5
65.3 POSSESSION 34.7
16 SHOTS 12
6 ON GOAL 2
0.4 On Target % 0.2
1 Penalty Goals 0
1 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
592 Accurate Passes 273
663 Passes 343
0.9 Pass Completion % 0.8
4 Accurate Crosses 6
21 Crosses 15
0.2 Cross % 0.4
51 Long Balls 57
34 Accurate Long Balls 25
0.7 Long Balls % 0.4
6 Blocked Shots 1
7 Effective Tackles 9
16 Tackles 16
0.4 Tackle % 0.6
8 Interceptions 15
8 Effective Clearances 18
8 Clearances 18

Line-Ups

BAR Barcelona (4-3-3)

No. Name
1 Marc-André ter Stegen (GK) Yellow Card
24 Eric García
3 Gerard Piqué
18 Jordi Alba
22 Óscar Mingueza Yellow Card
5 Sergio Busquets
21 Frenkie de Jong Yellow Card
28 Nicolas Gonzalez
9 Memphis Depay
30 Gavi
37 Ilias Akhomach

ESP Espanyol (4-1-4-1)

No. Name
13 Diego López (GK)
4 Leandro Cabrera Yellow Card
24 Sergi Gómez
15 David López
3 Adriá Pedrosa Yellow Card
22 Aleix Vidal
10 Sergi Darder
25 Yangel Herrera
9 Javier Puado
23 Adrián Embarba
11 Raúl de Tomás

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