The champions fell behind twenty three minutes into a contest they dominated however within which their best soccer was rarely obvious against the division’s bottom club.
Thankfully for Ernesto Valverde, Luis Suarez was at his fatal best, instinctively creating it 1-1 shortly before he bright teed up Arturo Vidal for Barcelona’s second.
But once de Jong was shown a second yellow card, Espanyol ramped up the pressure and Wu clenched a precious purpose for LaLiga’s bottom club as he became the first Chinese player to get against Barca in an exceedingly competitive game.
The result leaves the champions level on points with Real Madrid at the top of the table at the midway point of the season.
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