Messi in action during the quarter final encounter in 2008/09 / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça and Espanyol meet in what is expected to be a lively Camp Nou for the first leg of their Copa del Rey clash on Wednesday night at 8.30pm CET. It’s a national holiday, King’s Day, in Spain, and Luis Enrique has promised the fans a very special gift.

To get you in the mood for what promises to be as intense a game as last Saturday’s 0-0 draw between the same sides in the league, here’s a video compilation of some of the finest goals that have been scored in previous cup matches between the local rivals. The last of those ended with Barça winning 3-2 on aggregate in the 2008/09 season. But how many of the other encounters do you remember?

The best goals against Espanyol in the Copa del... by fcbarcelona
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