Barcelona drew 2-2 against Espanyol on Sunday, with Luuk de Jong salvaging a point with a last-gasp header.
At the RCDE Stadium, Pedri scored after just two minutes, before Sergi Darder equalized with a first-half strike.
In the second half, Espanyol took the lead through Raul de Tomas, but De Jong equalized for Barca in the final seconds of stoppage time. After Gerard Pique and Nicolas Melamed received their second yellow cards following a late collision off the ball, both teams finished with ten men on the field.
Manu Morlanes, who came on as a late substitute before being hurt, was also sent off on the touchline. Barca finished the weekend in fourth position, four points behind Real Betis, and set a LaLiga record for the most consecutive games without defeat in a derby rivalry (24) with the draw.
After Jordi Alba’s wonderful delivery from the left, Pedri converted the first chance of the game, prodding past Diego Lopez from close range.
After De Tomas’ offload, Darder beautifully curled into the top-right corner from the edge of the area, making Espanyol suffer for not capitalising on early possession.
After a deflection from Pedri, Gavi thought he had restored the visitors’ advantage by lifting into the roof of the goal, but a VAR investigation showed Frenkie de Jong offside in the build-up.
In the 64th minute, De Tomas sneaked behind Eric Garcia to latch on to Darder’s pass and blast into the bottom-left corner, giving Vicente Moreno’s side the lead.
Luuk de Jong missed a golden opportunity to level the score when he headed over with time running out, before Pique and Melamed squared up off the ball and were both sent off.
De Jong made up for his miss in the sixth minute of stoppage time, when he blasted home Adama Traore’s cross, while Morlanes was sent off in the final seconds for dissent on the touchline.
Source: LiveScore news.