La Liga: Espanyol rains on Barca’s parade, 1-1

In case anyone wants to revisit Espanyol’s 1-1 draw over Barcelona this past weekend here are the highlights. Barca’s fierce crosstown rivals did Real Madrid a huge favour by playing spoilers moving them five points clear on top of the table. Barca went ahead through Cesc Fabregas. Who knew he could head the ball with such venom, a phenomenon previously unknown to Arsenal fans. It was his 9th goal in 17 matches, 13th in all competitions.
But the bigger story was Alvaro Vasquez’s 86th minute equalizer that brought the Cornella El Prat to its feet. There was drama to follow as Raul Rodriguez blocked Pedro’s shot with his hand after Gerard Pique’s rebound off the crossbar fell to the Barca striker. No penalty was called and with that Espanyol might have buried Barca’s Liga hopes.

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