ESPANYOL NEWS

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona are ‘infinitely lucky’ to have Lionel Messi after he scored two free kicks in a 4-0 win at Espanyol.
Lionel Messi put on a masterclass as Barcelona cruised to a 4-0 win at Espanyol in the Catalan Derbi on Saturday.
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Luis Suarez is back for Barcelona against Espanyol in the Catalan Derbi this evening.
Espanyol boss Rubi says his side want to ‘make history’ when they face Barcelona in the Catalan Derbi on Saturday.
Ernesto Valverde believes Saturday’s Derbi against Espanyol in La Liga is a ‘litmus test’ for Barcelona.
Sevilla moved top of La Liga in Week 13 as Valencia won again, Villarreal finally triumphed at home and Athletic Bilbao slipped into the relegation zone.
Central defender Mario Hermoso admits he ‘does not know’ if Real Madrid want to sign him but he is ‘very happy’ at Espanyol.
Real Madrid are evaluating a potential deal for highly-rated Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Arsenal and Bayern Munich are ready to rival Real Madrid to sign Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso, cites a report in Diario Sport.
Sevilla and Alaves both won to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona in La Liga Week 12, while there was finally some respite for Valencia.
Real Madrid are reportedly considering whether to buy back Espanyol defender and Spain new boy Mario Hermoso in January.
Levante marched on to their fourth straight win in La Liga Week 10, but Daniele Verde’s belter denied Espanyol from going top.
Espanyol Coach Rubi says his team’s target is ‘to defend’ their La Liga position after rising to second in the standings.
Espanyol went second with victory over Huesca in La Liga Week 9, while Real Valladolid continued their resurgence under Ronaldo.
Real Madrid are considering a deal to bring Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso back to the club, report Diario AS.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted he is personally ‘motivated’ to face Barcelona: “I am an Espanyol fan.”
Valencia finally won their first game of the season in La Liga Week 7, while Real Betis needed a late goal to beat Leganes.
Rubi was ‘proud’ of Espanyol’s performance against Real Madrid on Saturday as ‘we tickled them’, despite a 1-0 defeat.
Marco Asensio believes Real Madrid must learn to be more ‘patient’ after their narrow victory over Espanyol on Saturday.
Julen Lopetegui praised Real Madrid for ‘knowing how to suffer’ en route to their 1-0 win against Espanyol on Saturday.
It's another victory for VAR as Marco Asensio's goal is correctly awarded to put Real Madrid one up on Espanyol.
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Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Odriozola feature in a heavily-rotated Real Madrid XI against Espanyol this evening.
Rubi assures Espanyol are ready to ‘fight’ Real Madrid on Saturday as ‘I wouldn’t take a draw if it was offered to me now.’
Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui claims Espanyol represent ‘the most demanding match we’ll have had at the Santiago Bernabeu’.
Getafe condemned Sevilla to successive defeats in La Liga Week 4, but there were winning returns for Villarreal and Espanyol.
With four draws in their last five Liga meetings and both sides on four points, it’s hard to back a winner between Espanyol and Levante on Sunday.
La Liga Week 3 was hit by derby fever, with Eibar and Real Betis claiming bragging rights and Valencia having theirs taken away.
Espanyol will look to make it 10 away wins in 11 when they travel to Alaves, who are still without a victory in La Liga this season.
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