Barcelona Rely On Penalties To Defeat Espanyol And Win Catalan Super Cup
Barcelona had to beat Espanyol 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday night to lift the Catalan Super Cup
The game ended without any goal scored at full time by either teams with Cillessen the busier of the two goalkeepers throughout the 90 minutes.
Alcacer, Sergi Palencia, Yerry Mina and Abel Ruiz all delivered from 12 yards for an experimental Barca side, while Sergi Darder had already fired over for the Pericos when Jurado saw his spot kick saved.
However, there was also bad news for Barcelona, who lost Denis Suarez to a groin injury in the first half. The midfielder will undergo tests at the club’s training ground on Thursday to discover the extent of the knock.
Their was a first-team debut for Barcelona midfielder Marcus McGuane, who came on for the final 20 minutes.
McGuane, a January signing from Arsenal, becomes the first Englishman to represent Barca since Gary Lineker left the club almost 30 years ago.
There was also 90 minutes for January signing Mina in the middle of the defence, while Ousmane Dembele played for over an hour as he continues to get up to speed after recovering from a second hamstring injury.
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