Espanyol v Barcelona – Lionel Messi’s side play at city rivals

Live ReportingBy Patrick JenningsAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbceurofootyFacebook: BBC SportPosted at 19:3819:38The picture at the topEspanyol v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)All of which leaves the league table looking like this: BBC SportCopyright: BBC SportEspanyol are eighth, on 21 points and with a goal difference of +1.Posted at 19:3619:36Earlier todayGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesMouctar Diakhaby’s 92nd-minute equaliser denied Sevilla a victory that would have moved them two points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table before tonight’s game.Pablo Sarabia put Pablo Machin’s side ahead after the break with his fifth goal of the league season.But Diakhaby’s header from Daniel Parejo’s injury-time free-kick ensured the points were shared.Posted at 19:3419:34Earlier todayAtletico Madrid 3-0 AlavesGoals from Nikola Kalinic, Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo earned Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid a comfortable victory at home to fourth-placed Alaves. EPACopyright: EPAPosted at 19:3219:32Team newsEspanyol v Barcelona (19:45 GMT)BBC SportCopyright: BBC SportEspanyol make three changes to the team that lost 3-0 at Getafe last weekend.Out go Esteban Granero, Pablo Piatti and Mario Hermoso. In come Oscar Melendo, Marc Roca and Victor Sanchez.BBC SportCopyright: BBC SportBarcelona make just the one change to the side that beat Villarreal 3-0 in the league last weekend.Out goes Philippe Coutinho – he drops to the bench as Ousmane Dembele keeps his starting spot. In comes Luis Suarez, returning from a knee injury.Good eveningReutersCopyright: ReutersIt’s the Barcelona derby. Espanyol, the city’s less successful side, are the hosts for a key fixture at the top of La Liga. Victory would see Barca go back three points clear at the top of the Spanish table.While a win for Espanyol would see them move up to fourth.Welcome along.
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