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Capdevila plots Barca upset

4 January 2013 07:18

Espanyol defender Joan Capdevila believes his side can pose problems for Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday.

Barca have been in impressive form this season and have conceded just two points from their 17 matches played so far.

In contrast, Espanyol are third from bottom with just 15 points to their name.

However, veteran defender Capdevila is optimistic of his side's chances when they meet Barca at Camp Nou.

"Barcelona are the leaders in the table and are away ahead of the rest. But, some day they will have to lose. They will not always win," Capdevila told Marca.

"We are very conscience of the team we face, they are having a great moment and they are a great team. But, eventually they will concede points and we will try to make them cede some points this Sunday.

"It will be a difficult and complicated task and because of this we will confront them with maximum concentration and knowing all the while that it is possible to take points and win at Barcelona."

Following Espanyol's disastrous start to the season, Javier Aguirre was brought in to replace Mauricio Pochettino at the end of last year and after three draws and one win under their new coach, Capdevila is hopeful his side's fortunes are taking a turn for the better.

"We have started to see the light at the end of the tunnel but the road ahead is long and difficult," he said.

"A good result against Barcelona will help to push us up the table, but there will still be much more work to do. However, a win will be a great boost."

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Info

4 - 0

Competition
Primera División
Date
6 January 2013
Game week
18
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
4 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
Venue
Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance
73760

Goals

Xavi 10'
(assist by Iniesta) 
1 - 0
Pedro 15'
(assist by L. Messi) 
2 - 0
Pedro 27'
(assist by Busquets) 
3 - 0
L. Messi (PG) 29'  
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
2
3
18
4
8
6 10'
16
10 29'
17 15' 27'
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11
7
9
13
14
19
25
# Player Bookings
24
8 73'
17
3
23
35
27

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20:46
20:28
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19:57
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07:59
07:25
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05:39
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03:46
02:51
02:49
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Friday 11 July

22:18
22:06
22:00
21:34
21:31
21:16
21:13
20:16
19:51
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19:23
18:54
18:33
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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +51 90
2 38 +67 87
3 38 +66 87
4 38 +27 70
5 38 +17 63
6 38 +16 59
7 38 +7 59
8 38 -2 49
9 38 -5 49
10 38 -8 48
11 38 -7 45
12 38 -34 43
13 38 -19 42
14 38 -10 42
15 38 -24 41
16 38 -20 40
17 38 -28 40
18 38 -30 39
19 38 -22 36
20 38 -42 25

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