Mateu apologises to Espanyol players?
Antonio Mateu Lahoz reportedly apologised to members of the Espanyol squad after Saturday’s heated Catalan derby with Barcelona.
Alba: I didn’t disrespect Mateu
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has insisted that he did not disrespect referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz prior to his red card against Espanyol on Saturday.
Busquets slams Espanyol-Barca ref
Sergio Busquets accused referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz of seeking cheap heroism following Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday.
Iniesta: Job done for Barca
Andres Iniesta praised his Barcelona teammates for getting the job done in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat.
Barca keep bragging rights
An exhibition-like first half from Barcelona was enough as they held onto a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in Saturday’s Catalan derby, which saw Jordi Alba sent off.
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Rafinha is a surprise starter for Barcelona this afternoon as La Liga’s pace-setters prepare to do battle with Espanyol in the Derbi Barceloni.
Enrique ‘only thinking’ about derby
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has insisted that he is “only thinking” about Saturday’s Catalan derby against Espanyol, not Bayern Munich.
Kiko motivated for Catalan derby
Kiko Casilla has told of his motivation ahead of this Saturday’s derby with Barcelona at the Power8 Stadium.
Caicedo relishing Catalan derby
Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo admits he cannot wait to pit his wits against Barcelona in the Catalan derby this Saturday.
‘Espanyol can beat Barca’
Sergio Garcia believes Espanyol can beat Barcelona in the Catalan derby this weekend. “The team is really excited.”
Sergio: Espanyol deserved more
Sergio Gonzalez was left to ponder over Espanyol’s inability to kill off Levante following their 2-2 draw at Ciutat de Valencia in La Liga on Friday.
Sergio ‘not thinking of Barca’
Sergio Gonzalez insists his focus in entirely on Espanyol’s next match, against Levante, and not the derby with Barcelona next week.
Sergio ‘not talking of Europe’
Espanyol Coach Sergio Gonzalez insists he won’t discuss the team’s chances of making Europe even after beating Athletic Bilbao.
‘Espanyol will want Copa revenge’
Ernesto Valverde has warned Athletic Bilbao that Espanyol will want revenge for their Copa del Rey exit during Sunday’s La Liga meeting.
Marcelino: Villarreal’s worst game
Marcelino refused to mince his words as he branded Villarreal’s 3-0 home defeat to Espanyol on Thursday their “worst game of the season”.
Sergio: ‘Don’t judge Espanyol’
Espanyol boss Sergio Gonzalez says his team should not be judged on the usual poor end to the season the club has shown in recent years.
Marcelino covets Europa League spots
Villarreal boss Marcelino says a win over Espanyol at El Madrigal on Thursday would be a great boost to their Europa League chances.
Escriba: ‘Elche deserved point’
Elche boss Fran Escriba believed the point his players earned in the 1-1 draw at Espanyol on Monday was just reward for their efforts.
Sergio calls for Espanyol consistency
Sergio Gonzalez called for his Espanyol players to be more consistent following the 1-1 home draw with Elche on Monday night.
Escriba wary of Espanyol ‘ambition’
Elche boss Fran Escriba has warned his players to be wary of Espanyol’s ambition ahead of the clash at the Power8 Stadium on Monday.
Sergio: ‘Elche game a watershed’
Espanyol boss Sergio Gonzalez believes next Monday’s game against Elche will be a defining moment in the club’s season.
Sergio positive after Espanyol draw
Espanyol boss Sergio Gonzalez said he preferred to look on the positive side despite the scoreless draw at lowly Deportivo la Coruna.
Victor: Depor should have won
Victor Fernandez believed his Deportivo la Coruna team did enough to take all three points from the scoreless draw with Espanyol at Riazor.
Sergio sets Espanyol challenge
Sergio Gonzalez has challenged Espanyol to “step forward and show they can win” without captain Sergio Garcia against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
Cholo: Casilla was a statue!
Diego Simeone credited the goalkeeping heroics of ‘statue’ Kiko Casilla as the reason for Atletico Madrid’s stalemate at Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday.
Simeone annoyed by Atleti comparisons
Diego Simeone has played down comparisons between his current Atletico Madrid team and the one which were crowned Spanish champions last season.
Garcia reiterates match-fixing innocence
Sergio Garcia has reiterated his innocence after being summoned to court on Friday in relation to allegations of match-fixing last season.
Moyes: ‘La Real deserved it’
David Moyes felt his Real Sociedad side was full value for the narrow 1-0 win over Espanyol at Anoeta on Sunday.
Sergio calls for Espanyol unity
Espanyol boss Sergio Gonzalez called for his players to pull together following the 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad at Anoeta.
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