Barcleona which is having a dream run Barcelona finally was brought downj to earth as they lost to a spirited Espanyol who defeated Barcelona 1-0.
29 matches and 5 months later, the Catalans suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of their local rivals. Espanyol won the first leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter-finals 1-0 thanks to a late winner from substitute Oscar Melendo, the 20-year-old local lad.
FC Barcelona had a number of chances to win this game including a penalty. But Lionel Messi failed to score from the spot as his penalty woes came back to haunt him. On that note, let’s discuss this game in further detail and look at the five key talking points that emerged from Barcelona’s shock 1-0 defeat against Espanyol.
since the game was on the ground of Espanyol, Barcelona has a chance to fight back in their stadium.