The derby has been kind to the blaugranes in recent years as they have scored 19 times in the last 4 league games against their city rivals
At Camp Nou celebrating goals against Espanyol has become the norm. FC Barcelona have scored 19 goals in Espanyol's last 4 visits to Camp Nou in La Liga. Furthermore, in that time the blaugranes have conceded just two goals in those games which ended 5-1, 5-0, 4-1 and 5-0 in Barça favour.
2014/15 season. Week 14. Barça 5 - 1 Espanyol
It was the first Barça v Espanyol for coach Luis Enrique and it could not have gone better wtih a hat trick for Messi and goals from Piqué and Pedro.
2015/16 season. Week 37. Barça 5 - 0 Espanyol
Messi, Suárez (2), Rafinha andi Neymar scored in a vital win for Luis Enrique's team with Atlético and Real Madrid hot in their heels in the first division title race.
2016/17 season. Week 16. Barça 4 - 1 Espanyol
Luis Suárez (2), Jordi Alba and Messi handed Barça the win with the Argentine in particular in dazzling form.
2017/18 season. Week 3. Barça 5 - 0 Espanyol
with Ernesto Valverde in charge, the team followed the tone set bv previous recent meetings between the two sides. Messi helped himself to a hat trick and Piqué and Luis Suárez scored the others in another resounding victory.