Barcelona Cements Catalan Rival Espanyol’s Relegation From La Liga. It was the sixth straight loss for Espanyol. It has 24 points from 35 matches.
Barcelona kept its title hopes alive with a 1-0 win in the city derby against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Wednesday. Barca sealed the rival’s relegation for the first time in nearly three decades.
Luis Suárez scored the winning goal early in the second half to move Barcelona within a point of leader Real Madrid. He send Espanyol to the second division after 26 straight seasons in the top flight.
It was the sixth straight loss for Espanyol, and its 11th consecutive league defeat away to Barcelona at the Camp Nou Stadium. It has 24 points from 35 matches.