Barcelona's dismal draw with Espanyol at home

By Navneet Singh

Barcelona's poor draw at home against Espanyol in the Catalan Derby brought the year to a disappointing close.

Barcelona reclaimed the top spot in La Liga with a 1-1 draw against Espanyol.

Barcelona lost 2 points as two red cards featured in the draw.

The Azulgrana should have been rewarded more for their early dominance than their single goal from Marcos Alonso in the seventh minute.

The game appeared to be lurching in the second half.

Espanyol unexpectedly got a penalty when 17 minutes remaining in the game.

The seasoned striker Alonso stood up to convert the penalty before the game's chaotic conclusion.

Jordi Alba and Vinicius Souza received red cards and 12 yellow cards were issued.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are separated by goal differential, and Espanyol moved up to 16th place.