06 January 2012

Espanyol-Barça: Catalan derby Precedents


This Sunday the stadium Cornella El Prat will host a party that throughout history has lived with great intensity and rivalry. These two Catalan teams have played a total of 77 parties with Espanyol like local team. The balance is positive for Barça by a very small margin , the team has won 27 games Barca for Espanyol's 25 wins and a total of 25 draws.

Espanyol are not in your field dwarfs against Barcelona, ​​as reflected in the equality of numbers . Such is the statistical equality in Barcelona and Espanyol have made ​​the same goals, 102 for each team .

In the last ten years the group has managed to impose their culé law. Espanyol has only two victories in the last ten clashes and has yet to win Barca in his new field of Cornella El Prat.

Barca's last win was on December 18, 2010, the team of Guardiola was clearly won by 5-1 doubles by Pedrito and Villa . The first match played at the current stage resulted Espanyol on 17 April 2010 with a goalless draw in a vibrant and tense match .

Barcelona has won great victories in the field of Espanyol. Highlights of the November 29, 1981 from 0-4 with a double from striker Asturian Quini . Eleven years later Barça again achieved the same result with goals from Koeman , Beguiristain , Eusebio and Ferrer .

Recent history is not favorable to Espanyol because only managed to add three wins in the last two derbies on home soil. Espanyol's last win was the January 13, 2007 by 3-1 with goals from Luis Garcia, Tamudo and Rufete. On December 22, 2001 Espanyol beat Barca by 2-0 with goals from Tamudo and February 9, 1997 got the victory with a brace from Romanian striker Raducioiu.

The team has also managed large parrot thrashings against their biggest rivals. The first was 5-2 in 1941 and the second 6-0 , 1951. On November 24, 1974 he repeated the scoring Espanyol winning by 5-2 doubles by Ammianus and Cuesta. On April 20, 1986 at Barca won 5-3 with a hattrick of Tintin Marquez . Marquez later became the first team in the 2008-2009 season.

The Barca team's top scorer in the derbies in the field of Espanyol is the former Dutch player Patrick Kluivert with four goals. On the other side is the most effective-white with five and Tamudo Marañón four.

There are many players who have worn the shirts of the two top teams from the Catalan capital cases are distinguished as Kubala , Samitier or goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora . There are also more recent cases such as Roger and Oscar Garcia, De la Peña , Jordi Cruyff, Pichi Alonso and the Basque goalkeeper Urruti. (via MD)