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Summary

  1. Barca XI: Bravo, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
  2. Espanyol XI: Pau, Javi Lopez, Alvaro, Roco, Alvarez, Diop, Jordan, Hernan, Burgui, Asensio, Caicedo.
  3. Barca top table on GD from Atletico
  4. Visitors won five trophies in 2015

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    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.

  2. Post update

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. INJURY TIME

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona striker Neymar is booked for fouling Pape Diop.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    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. 

  11. SUBSTITUTION

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

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    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.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

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

  20. Post update

    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.