09 January 2012

[Liga BBVA; Week18] RCD Espanyol 1 - 1 FC Barcelona

The referee did not see very clear hands within the area of ​​Raul Rodriguez shot Peter in the discount.
Fabregas opened the scoring with a goal of the season Barca 100 and Alvaro Vazquez equalized in the closing stages.

Espanyol and FC Barcelona have tied a thrilling derby has been a top collegiate player at the meeting, Turienzo Alvarez , who in injury time with a tie on the scoreboard, has swallowed a very clear penalty in the Espanyol area. Piqué has topped wood, Pedro has collected the rebound and his shot was diverted Raul Rodriguez with the arm from the body, but the referee has not punished the action with the maximum penalty.

The game was spectacular, football and intensity. Guardiola has provided a very offensive 3-4-3 Pochettino has played one on one, with very offensive profile players in the midfield. Espanyol have pursued the goal from the opening whistle and have provided the first major occasion, a double shot of Verdú , one head and another with his left leg, which have saved the sticks first and then Piqué Valdés.

Barça has reacted with a first goal disallowed Cesc by previous hands Messi and then with the 0-1's own Fabregas , who has nodded to the network, coming from second-line center Alves . The Arenys and has scored in four major league fields as Mestalla, San Mamés, Bernabéu and Cornell, also do outside in the finals of the European Super Cup and World Cup.

After the break, Espanyol has slowed and Barça has dominated with more comfort, but in a counter-Whites have achieved the tie in a brilliant action. Raul Rodriguez, who has acted side has got a good center Thievy combed at the near post to Alvaro Vazquez pitching equaled the score sheet at close range.

The match ended with the controversial hands of Raul Rodriguez that have prevented the victory of Barca, which is five points behind leaders Real Madrid. (via MD)

[Technical Data]

Espanyol: Cristian Álvarez (Kiko Casilla, min.81), Raúl Rodríguez, Amat, Héctor Moreno, Dídac, Romaric (Álvaro Vázquez, min.64), Forlín, Weiss (Javi López, min.46), Thievy, Verdú and Sergio García.

Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Cesc (Keita, min.85) and Alexis (Pedro, min.71).

Goals: 0-1: Cesc, min.15. 1-1: Álvaro Vázquez, min.86.

Referee: Turienzo Alvarez (Colegio Castilian-Leones). Show yellow card to Messi (min.13), Romaric (min.45), Raúl Rodríguez (mi.70), Álvaro Vázquez (min.76), Hamath (min.90) and Forlín (min.90 +1).

Incidents: the eighteenth day match played at the stadium Cornella-El Prat before 35,122 spectators. Before the meeting observed a minute by Dr. Salvador Oliveras, who was Espanyol doctor for over thirty years and has recently died.