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Live Reporting

Emlyn Begley

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    Barcelona scored 180 goals in 2015. But they start 2016 with a goalless derby draw.

    Atletico Madrid will go top if they beat Levante at 19:30 GMT.

    Next up for Barca is another game against Espanyol - in the Copa del Rey - on Wednesday.

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    An Espanyol player is down with cramp. Almost full-time.

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    Espanyol waste a great chance here in injury time as a ball into the box is overhit with two strikers in there waiting to turn it home for a famous winner.


    Two more minutes for Barcelona to try to find a winner.

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    We're almost in injury time now and Lionel Messi curls a free-kick high and wide from about 25 yards out.

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    Barcelona's defence and keeper fail to deal with a ball in the box but Marco Asensio fails to make proper contact with an ambitious effort as the ball dropped from the sky.


    Barcelona striker Neymar is booked for fouling Pape Diop.

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    Barca striker Luis Suarez shoves Alvaro to the ground. The Espanyol defender is in no rush to get back up.

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    Espanyol are looking fairly comfortable. (Apologies in advance if I jinx it)

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    Ball lands to Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo but he needs a million touches around the edge of the box and loses the ball. A waste. 


    Espanyol make their second change in midfield - Joan Jordan comes off and Abraham - once of Barcelona - replaces him.

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    The ball almost breaks to Manchester City legend Felipe Caicedo up front for Espanyol but two Barcelona players squeeze the ball off him like a juicer taking on an orange.

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    Neymar tries a spectacular scissor-kick from Jordi Alba's cross but it's straight at the keeper. A more sensible effort might have resulted in a better end product.

    Time is running out now.


    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique makes a change in midfield, Ivan Rakitic comes off for youngster Sergi Roberto, who might add a bit of speed to the mix.

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    Espanyol break and have a chance to get a shot away but two of their players seem to get in each other's way in the box and the opportunity is gone.

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    It's taken Barcelona this long to have a shot on target, although Lionel Messi's shot from 20 yards is easily held by Pau Lopez. It was good play by Neymar to find his Argentine team-mate.

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    If Barcelona do fail to win this game, it will give Atletico Madrid the chance to go top when they face Levante at 19:30 GMT.

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    A real waste for Espanyol. They break at speed and Marco Asensio, on loan from Real Madrid, gets into the box but dawdles before playing the ball straight to a Barca defender.


    Espanyol make an attacking change as Gerard Moreno replaces Burgui where he might go up front with Felipe Caicedo.

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    Decent spell of possession for Espanyol who win a corner which almost lands to one of their attackers in the box. Barcelona just about clear it.

    The hosts really are still in this game.