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La Liga: Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona

Monday, January 9, 2012

Barcelona slipped five points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid after being held to a late 1-1 draw at local rivals Espanyol.

With Lionel Messi relatively anonymous in Barcelona's play, midfielder Cesc Fàbregas continued his scoring ways by heading home Daniel Alves' cross to put Barcelona ahead after 16 minutes at the Cornella-El Prat.

But Espanyol managed to retrieve a point in dramatic fashion as substitute Álvaro Vázquez headed in a late equaliser to send the home fans into raptures.

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