Barcelona failed to win in a home game against Espanyol in the La Liga derby as the week 15 game ended with a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Before the match started, players observed a minute of silence in memory of Brazilian legend Pele, who died on Thursday.
Barcelona’s Spanish defender Marcos Alonso scored the opener in the seventh minute and the first half ended 1-0 at Camp Nou.
Espanyol’s Spanish forward Joselu leveled the score in the 73rd minute.
Barca’s Jordi Alba was sent off with a second yellow card in the 78th minute, and just two minutes later, Espanyol’s Vinicius Souza was also sent off by the referee with a second yellow card.
With 38 points, Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga, just ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference. Espanyol are in the 16th position.
– Week 15 Results:
Real Sociedad-Osasuna: 2-0
Getafe-Real Mallorca: 2-0
Celta Vigo-Sevilla: 1-1
Real Valladolid-Real Madrid: 0-2?
Girona-Rayo Vallecano: 2-2
Real Betis-Athletic Bilbao: 0-0
Atletico Madrid-Elche: 2-0
Source: Anadolu Agency