Espanyol News and Features
Pep Guardiola Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has the odds against him when he faces Pep Guardiola on Monday - but that has not stopped him previously.
Chelsea and Manchester United take centre stage in our look at some particularly one-sided rivalries.
Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed Lionel Messi almost joined him at Espanyol.
Xavier Hernández Creus More than 250 league appearances for Espanyol left Mauricio Pochettino with too much loyalty to the Parakeets to ever coach Barcelona.
Marco Asensio Marco Asensio may be touted as a future Ballon d'Or winner, but the Real Madrid midfielder is unfazed.
Thibaut Courtois Thibaut Courtois did not always look comfortable with the ball at his feet against Espanyol, but Julen Lopetegui dismissed the criticism.
Raphael Varane A tight 1-0 defeat of Espanyol came thanks to a first-half Marco Asensio goal, with Raphael Varane hailing Real Madrid's fighting spirit.
Julen Lopetegui Argote Julen Lopetegui's decision to rest stars including Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos paid off as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 1-0 at home.
Gareth Bale Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui has named Gareth Bale on the bench for his side's LaLiga home game against Espanyol on Saturday.
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