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La Liga preview: David and Goliath tussle

Espanyol will be counting on vocal home support in an effort to contain rivals Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday.

The Catalan capital's second club have long lived in the shadow of the more glamorous Barca, who have developed a knack for upstaging their long-suffering neighbours.

In April 2006 Espanyol beat Barca in the final of the Copa Del Rey, only for Barca to secure a double of league championship and European Cup just a month later.

In 2009 they moved from the hand-me-down Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys to the new Estadi Cornella-El Prat, but the official opening came with Barca still crowing over their unprecedented treble of La Liga title, Copa del Rey and Champions League just months earlier.

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Maradona4961d ago

Easy match for Barca. 6-0

MasterGuru4960d ago

Are you out of your senile mind?

Maradona4960d ago

no im not. What do you mean?

MasterGuru4960d ago

What I mean is... It isn't as easy as you think it is...

If you tell that to Pep Guardiola, he won't take you very seriously.

Maradona4960d ago

Sorry it wasnt 6-0 to Barca. Only 5-1.....

sokrates4959d ago

I totally agreed with you, but He was almost right! 1-5:)

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karim4960d ago

Expecting a 3-1 Win for Barca,Espanyol is a good team but doesn't have the quality to beat Barca

sokrates4959d ago

They didnt win this time, but remember any team can beat Barca. Its just a matter of luck with the coincidences and evrything can happen. Football is not mathematics.

karim4959d ago

NO no,I was predicting a win FOR BARCA,but La liga is too mediocre to let any proper team beat them except Hercules who way under-estimated them