Espanyol 0-1 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned

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Espanyol 0-1 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned
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Barcelona saw off city rivals Espanyol on Saturday in the newest installment of the Catalan derby in one of the most entertaining and emotional matches of the season.

There was no separating the two sides throughout the match, as both clubs attacked well and created chances. Tempers flared all night long, and the referee struggled to keep control despite his best efforts.

Toward the end of the match, Barcelona were awarded a controversial penalty that Lionel Messi expertly finished off to give La Blaugrana the lead and the win.

With this victory, Barcelona move to the top of the table as they await the result of Atletico Madrid's match later on Saturday. However, Espanyol fans will feel as though they were cheated out of possible points.

In this article, we will take a look at six things we learned from the match and what the result means for both clubs.

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