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La Liga giants Barcelona played a 1-1 draw in the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Sunday. It was rainy and the pitch was waterlogged but the game continued. Barcelona are unbeaten in the league but they almost lost that record against their derby rivals.

This was the third meeting between both sides in two and half weeks after they met recently in the Copa Del Rey quarter final. Espanyol were the side that ended Barca’s unbeaten run in the Cup and their only loss so far this term. When they met in the Copa del Rey first leg, Espanyol won 1-0 with Lionel Messi losing a penalty. Barca won the reverse fixture to qualify on 2-1 aggregate.

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