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Atlético Madrid and Espanyol join Barcelona in cutting wages

More La Liga clubs expected to follow suit in coming daysSpanish top division staging online charity concertCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageEspanyol and Atlético Madrid have followed Barcelona in announcing that they will…

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Wolves progress in Europa League despite Espanyol loss and Neto howler

Espanyol landed the first punch and the last too but Wolves knocked them out, as everyone knew they would. Ultimately, the decisive blows had been delivered at Molineux seven days ago, the Premier League side taking an unassailable four-goal lead; all …

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Wolves’ Diogo Jota hits Europa League hat-trick to leave Espanyol flailing

Diogo Jota scored his second successive Europa League hat-trick as Wolves surely secured their place in the last 16 of the competition with this convincing first-leg victory. Related: Olympiakos v Arsenal, Rangers, Wolves all in action: Europa League –…

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Wolves’ Diogo Jota hits Europa League hat-trick to leave Espanyol flailing

Diogo Jota scored his second successive Europa League hat-trick as Wolves surely secured their place in the last 16 of the competition with this convincing first-leg victory. Related: Olympiakos v Arsenal, Rangers, Wolves all in action: Europa League –…

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‘A sad day’: Espanyol v Athletic Bilbao marred by alleged racist chants

After Saturday’s incident involving Iñaki Williams, there is still a lingering sense that racism is not being taken seriously enoughIñaki Williams had just begun the long walk to the bench when he heard something. There were 20 minutes left and Athleti…

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New year, new Espanyol? Barcelona draw offers hope at last | Sid Lowe

Abelardo’s side sense a ‘turning point’ in their season. It needs to be: no team has survived on fewer than 12 points at halfway“Maybe I’m a masochist,” Abelardo Fernández had said and maybe that explains everything: it explains why they called and why…

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Barcelona frustrated by Wu Lei’s late equaliser as Espanyol fight back

There were three minutes to go and Espanyol were heading for another defeat against Barcelona when the Chinese striker Wu Lei appeared to bring new hope for a new decade, guiding his shot past Neto. They are still bottom, four points from safety and th…

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Aguirre sees out storm with Leganés and finds La Liga survival in sight

The clash of the bottom two in La Liga saw Javier Aguirre’s resurgent side overcome Espanyol – and Storm Fabien “This is the game,” Pablo Machín said but things weren’t going as planned, his weekend beginning badly and ending worse. Storm Fabien hit Sp…

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Karim Benzema ensures Real Madrid sink Espanyol despite Mendy red card

Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol at the Bernabéu. Goals from Raphaël Varane and Karim Benzema secured Zinedine Zidane’s side a fourth straight league win, despite Ferland Mendy’s late dis…

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‘His Magnum opus’: even for Lionel Messi, this was special | Sid Lowe

This weekend Messi did something unusual: he did something he hasn’t done before, exceeding his own expectationsSunday morning and military machines rolled down the Castellana, armoured vehicles on the move. Snipers stood on roofs and helicopters circl…

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Lionel Messi scores two free-kicks as Barcelona hammer Espanyol in derby

Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed their local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga. The champions, who started the game level with Sevilla and Atlético Madri…

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Espanyol v Barcelona: La Liga – live!

La Liga updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offEuropean roundup: Sancho settles derby for Dortmund You can email James your thoughts or via Twitter @piercy360 7.35pm GMT Villarreal have just lost 3-2 to Celta Vigo which leaves the league table looking lik…

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Marco Asensio winner against Espanyol sends Real Madrid top of La Liga

• Julen Lopetegui shuffles pack but midfielder comes up trumps• Bayern continue perfect Bundesliga start with defeat of SchalkeMarco Asensio’s strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 home win over Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday….

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Espanyol’s Gerard Moreno stuns Real Madrid with dramatic winner

Real Madrid rested Cristiano Ronaldo and suffered a fifth La Liga defeat of the season as Espanyol’s Gerard Moreno struck late for a 1-0 win over the Spanish and European champions. The Catalan forward Moreno wasted a number of chances but his last-min…

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Gerard Piqué silences the chants after Espanyol almost clip Barça’s wings | Sid Lowe

After a tense buildup to the Catalan derby, Espanyol came close to repeating their Copa del Rey heroics until a late interventionThey were seven minutes away when Gerard Piqué appeared before them, a finger on his lips in the rain. “It was symbolic,” h…

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The making of Philippe Coutinho: how Espanyol polished Barcelona’s diamond | Michael Butler

The career of Barça’s new signing owes much to a revitalising stint across the city under Mauricio Pochettino six seasons agoEverything has come full circle for Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian made his debut for Barcelona on Thursday night, coming on …

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Philippe Coutinho makes Barcelona debut after £142m Liverpool move

• Playmaker replaces Andrés Iniesta in cup win at Camp Nou• Coutinho: It’s a great night, a very special nightPhilippe Coutinho has made his long-awaited Barcelona debut, replacing Andrés Iniesta, in a 2-0 win over Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.The form…

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Stoke make Quique Sánchez Flores their top target to fill manager’s job

• Former Watford manager has been in charge of Espanyol since 2016• Stoke’s executives have held meeting with Flores in BarcelonaQuique Sánchez Flores is Stoke’s first choice to succeed Mark Hughes. It is understood a Stoke delegation met the Espanyol …

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Real Madrid v Espanyol: La Liga – live!

6.54pm BST

So that’s a debut for 18-year-old right-back Achraf Hakimi, with Dani Carvajal ruled out “indefinitely” after tests revealed he had a heart condition. Jesus. Incredible that they can catch these things, and also quite wonderful.

6.43pm BST

Navas; Achraf, Varane, Ramos, Nacho; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco; Asensio, Ronaldo. Subs: Casilla, Vallejo, Lucas Vasquez, Llorente, Mayoral, Ceballas, Tejero.

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Lionel Messi fires Barcelona past Espanyol with Camp Nou hat-trick

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and Ousmane Dembélé came off the bench to set up a late goal for Luis Suárez as Barcelona romped to a 5-0 win in the Catalan derby against Espanyol at the Camp Nou.

With their title rivals from Madrid, Real and Atlético, having dropped points with draws earlier in the day, Barcelona were looking to strike an early blow at the top of the table.

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