Late Pique header saves Barca's unbeaten La Liga record

Leganes and Sevilla played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final at the Butarque Municipal Stadium in Leganes on Wednesday

Pique headed the equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Barca's neighbours in LaLiga on Sunday, celebrating by putting his finger to his lips and "shushing" the home fans at RCDE Stadium.

Cornella is a suburb of Barcelona, where the club's Cornella-El Prat stadium is based, and Pique's implication was that Espanyol do not deserve to be considered Barca's rivals.

The game, which was hit by torrential rain, did not see its first goal until the 66th minute when Gerard Moreno converted Sergio Garcia's cross with a thumping header.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez curled a free-kick narrowly over, although Espanyol thought they had scored in the first minute of the second half when the ball had gone out before Baptistao cut back for Esteban Granero to convert.

The defender was referring to the area of Barcelona where the club have played their home games since 2009 in an attempt, Espanyol believe, to discredit them.

The Spain global referred to Barca's neighbours as Espanyol de Cornella - a suburb of the Barcelona metropolitan area - rather than Espanyol de Barcelona. I know it hurt them and I used sarcasm to annoy them but saying they play in Cornella is not disrespectful, it's a fact. "That is disrespectful. Telling them to be quiet was the least I could do".




"They complain about that and report me, but they don't investigate insults towards my family".

"Some of the fans here have been directing insults at me and my family for a long while. But the fans of Espanyol are far above, and will know how to be in the coming days".

Gomes who had started each of Barca's two La Liga games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis prior to missing the game against Alaves with an illness was ruled out of the first leg of Copa del Rey semifinals against Valencia on Thursday. Barcelona eventually eliminated Espanyol by winning the second leg 2-0.

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde agreed that a point was a decent result given the state of the pitch by the end of the game.

"On our passes from defence the ball could get stuck in a puddle and that's why things got hard". If we rest him it will be because he has played a lot and we have lots of players who need a rest. We couldn't get all three points.

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