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Barcelona FCB Pedri (2'), De Jong (90+6)
Primera Division Gameweek 24
Feb 13, 2022 KO: 20:00

Espanyol - Barcelona

RCDE Stadium Cornellà de Llobregat
Referee: Alejandro Hernández
  2' Pedri
Darder 40'  
Raúl de Tomás 64'  
  90+6 De Jong

Match preview

Memphis out? How Barcelona could line up against Espanyol

Barcelona will be hoping to add to their impressive victory over Atletico Madrid by beating Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Sunday

Barcelona will undoubtedly go into Sunday’s Catalonia derby against Espanyol in a confident mood.

Not only have their regional rivals been on a poor run of form lately but Xavi’s side will still be in a buoyant mood after their 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid last weekend.

On top of that, Barca should also be able to put out a relatively full-strength side for the clash on Sunday.

In defence, Xavi will still be without Samuel Umtiti. Clement Lenglet and Sergi Roberto to injury and Dani Alves to suspension, but a back four of Jorgi Alba, Gerard Pique Ronaldo Araujo and Sergino Dest should be more than enough for the clash.

Similarly, Barca should be able to maintain a relatively calm and consistent midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and the ever-impressive Pedri in the middle of the park.

The Catalan giants are still without Ansi Fati and Memphis Depay through injuries, but a front three of Gavi, Adama Traore and Ferran Torres will likely start up front in their place.

How Barcelona could line up against Espanyol

Match statistics

Espanyol
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
8
Draws
3
6
Losses
8
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
30
29
Goals Per Game
1.50
1.45
More > 2.5 Goals
13
10
More > 3 Goals
6
7
Scored First in a Match
11
10
Scored Both Halves
5
5
Won More > 1 Goal
2
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
31
27
Did Not Score
2
4
Both Teams Scored
15
12
Kept Clean Sheet
3
5
Won Without Conceding
3
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
14
Shots on Target
4.70
4.20
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.12
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.11
2.75
Penalties
0.20
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.15
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
10
Shots on Target Conceded
4.58
3.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.17
0.14
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
15
Yellow Cards
2.25
2.25
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

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Suspended

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