With the absence of Hermoso, Putellas and Asisat Oshoala, Barcelona fielded quiet irregular Players who were also ready for glory. As earlier as the 6th minute, Crnogocevic took advantage of a slippery defence to put Barcelona ahead of the Visitors as she scored the opener.
After spotting an infringement caused by Aitana Bonmati, Referee Alicia Espinosa awarded a Penalty to Espanyol and this was well delivered by Cristina Baudet to level on goals in the 17th minute of play. From a killer cross from Sara, Szymanowski scored Espanyol's 2nd goal of the day as Barcelona trails the host for the 1st time in the League this season. Just before halftime in the 38th minute, Aitana Bonmati released a calculative pass to Guijarro who delivered Barca's leveler to end the first half in a 2-2 draw.
The host stood firm in their defence to check every Barca Women move in the early minute of the 2nd half. In the 57th minute Crnogocevic and Ouhabia made way for Torrojen and Melanie as Lluis Cortés search for more goals to keep Barça's 100% records in the League. Coach Lluis further introduced Fernandes in the 77th minute after pulling Pereira. Espanyol Feminine Team stood strong at the backline to further hold the champions to the scoreline.
Only to allow Mariona Caldentey slot the 3rd goal for Barclona Women just when the whistle was ready to go. Barcelona won and maintain their 100% records in the absence of key player.
Barça's 28th victory in the League gives them 84 points as Real Madrid trails the Leader by 20 whopping points. Levante is 2nd with 66 points. Espanyol are 16 on the log with 24 points and will continue to fight out of relegation waters.
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