ESPANYOL NEWS

Clarence Seedorf backed Lucas Perez after the Arsenal loanee missed a penalty during Deportivo La Coruna’s stalemate with Espanyol on Friday.
Esteban Granero’s free-kick five minutes from time rescued a point for Espanyol at home to Villarreal to help move the Catalans away from the bottom three.
The competition committee of the Spanish FA (RFEF) have confirmed they have opened an investigation into Gerard Pique’s celebration at Espanyol.
Espanyol are resigning themselves to accepting the sale of in-demand defender Aaron Martin this year, according to reports in Spain.
The future of Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez remains uncertain but he is likely to join Real Betis this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Real Betis are close to reaching an agreement with Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who is out of contract this summer, say reports in Spain.
Celta Vigo lost ground in the race for Europe as they were held at home by Espanyol despite a double from in-form Maxi Gomez.
Espanyol rejected an offer from highflying Bundesliga club RB Leipzig for in-demand defender Aaron Martin, claim reports in Spain.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has defender Gerard Pique’s goal celebration against Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
Everton failed with a bid to land Espanyol central defender Mario Hermoso during the January transfer window, say reports in Spain.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has criticised Gerard Pique’s goal celebration on Sunday, believing it provoked Espanyol’s fans.
Espanyol forward Sergio Garcia has rejected suggestions he made racist comments towards Samuel Umtiti in Sunday’s Catalan derby.
Espanyol Coach Quique Sanchez Flores was critical of Gerard Pique’s goal celebration during the Catalan derby on Sunday.
Andres Iniesta has defended Gerard Pique’s ‘shushing’ celebration towards Espanyol fans by claiming ‘these things happen in derbies’.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique warns his silence gesture to the Espanyol fans when celebrating his equaliser “was the least I could’ve done” to them.
Ernesto Valverde admits Barcelona struggled to adapt to the rainy conditions at Espanyol but ‘valued’ their 1-1 draw “for how tough the game was.”
Andres Iniesta has urged Barcelona to move on quickly from Sunday’s controversial Catalan derby against Espanyol.
Gerard Pique rescued Barcelona a point against Espanyol as a bad-tempered Catalan derby, marred by heavy rain, ended 1-1 on Sunday.
Football Espana brings you LIVE coverage of yet another Catalan derby as Barcelona take on Espanyol, looking to pull further clear at the top of La Liga!
Barcelona will again be without Thomas Vermaelen, Andre Gomes and Ousmane Dembele for Sunday’s trip to nearby Eapanyol.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde claims “if you attack well, you defend well” ahead of facing Espanyol for the third time in two weeks.
Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Sanchez has left the club to join Spanish side Espanyol on loan.
Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Sanchez is closing in on a loan move to Espanyol for the rest of the season, say reports in Spain.
Villarreal have completed the signing of Espanyol holding midfielder Javi Fuego for a deal thought to be worth €1m, say reports.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has refused to back down from comments reported by Espanyol to the Spanish FA’s Anti-Violence Committee.
Two own goals from Mario Hermoso condemned Espanyol to a 2-0 defeat at Leganes and heightened the pressure on Coach Quique Sanchez Flores.
Espanyol Coach Quique Sanchez Flores is happy with his side’s Copa del Rey showing against Barcelona despite elimination.
Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona have “high hopes” for Philippe Coutinho after his debut against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.
Barcelona turned their Copa del Rey tie with Espanyol around, winning the second leg 2-0 to reach the semi-finals on Philippe Coutinho's debut.
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde has explained the Catalan derby has always been ‘very special’ to him ahead of Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash.
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