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Leo Messi against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey match at the Camp Nou / VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

FC Barcelona and Espanyol meet in much more than a derby on Sunday at the Camp Nou (5.00pm CET). The home side need all three points to ensure that they are still leaders on the final day. At the other end of the table, the visitors still need one point to ensure that they are mathematically safe from relegation.

So, there’s a lot to look forward to. Barça manager Luis Enrique spoke to the media after the team’s final training session ahead of the match, and also posed for photographs with his Espanyol counterpart Constantín Galca. Here’s a round-up of the big stories heading into the match

Times and channels. The derby is being broadcast all around the world, and wherever you are, this guide should help you to make sure you know when and where to watch.

Derby did you know? A selection of trivia from Barça versus Espanyol matches over the years.


The mosaic: A peek at how the Camp Nou is going to welcome the players onto the field


Fourth derby of the season. The local rivals not only met in the league but also home and away in the Copa del Rey earlier this year. We analyse the stats from those games.


Espanyol form guide: Have a look at how things are going in the blue-and-white corner of the city.


Tribute to Manel Vich. The Camp Nou prepares to honour the man who served as stadium announcer for almost sixty years and died last week at the age of 78.

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