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Derby of Barcelona: FC Barcelona vs. RCD Espanyol

The derby of Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that lives for football the sport is in the heart of every Barcelonian. There are two football clubs in Barcelona that are very successful and play in La Liga, the highest league in Spain. The first and most successful club of the two is FC Barcelona. This is a very prestigious club that has won many prizes and its teams contained many football legend. The other club of Barcelona is RCD Espanyol. A real Spanish football club, founded as a reaction to the international football clubs in Barcelona. Since both these clubs play in La Liga, they have to play against each other several times per year. You can find out here when the derby of Barcelona (Derbi Barceloní) is exactly.

The two remaining derbies of Barcelona from the 2015-2016 season will take place on January 3rd and May 8th of 2016

Messi shoots a penalty in the derby of Barcelona. The football (soccer) game between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol.

Top performer

The player who performed the best during these Catalan Derbies is Lionel Messi. He is both top scorer and holds the record for most hattricks in the Derby of Barcelona. In total, Messi has scored thirteen goals during the Derbi Barceloní. Moreover, he scored two hattricks. One in 2012 , where he scored all four goals in that game, and one in 2014.

Where to watch

If you happen to be in Barcelona during a derby of Barcelona, you have to witness that. The best place to do this is in the stadiums of the football clubs. RCD Espanyol plays in the Power8 Stadium in Cornellà-El Prat which is the most modern stadium in Spanish football and has a capacity of 40.000 people. FC Barcelona plays in Camp Nou in Les Corts and has an enormous stadium with a capacity of almost 100.000 supporters. You can click here for tickets to games in Camp Nou and here for tickets in the Power8 Stadium.

Are the tickets sold out? Don’t worry! Bars in Barcelona are also great options to watch the derby of Barcelona.

If you’re searching for a place to stay after the Catalan Derby, visit our website and we will help you out to have a great stay!

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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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