• Espanyol are without a win in nine consecutive derbies against Barcelona (D2 L7), losing the last four without even scoring.
  • Los Periquitos have only won one of their last 11 home league games against their neighbour (D3 L7); 3-1 in January 2007.
  • In their four previous visits to Cornella-El Prat, Barca have scored eight goals and conceded just two.
  • Espanyol are unbeaten in two home league games (W1 D1); they have not gone three in a row unbeaten at home since September (W2 D1).
  • Barcelona have not kept a clean sheet in five away league games, their worst run since March 2013 (eight).
  • Barca have already lost three away league games this season; something that had not happened to them since 2008/09.
  • Javier Aguirre has only won two of his 16 league meetings with Barcelona (D2 L12).
  • Sergio Garcia has directly participated in a league-high 53% of Espanyol’s goals this season.
  • Neymar has scored nine goals in 22 La Liga games this season; that’s one more than Robinho managed in his debut campaign in Spain (eight in 2005/06).
  • Lionel Messi is the top scorer across the second round of games so far (14); he has netted twice as many as Cristiano Ronaldo (seven).
  • Barcelona have recouped a league-high 10 points from losing positions on the road this season.
  • Lionel Messi has played three league games at Cornella-El Prat so far but has never scored there.