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Espanyol dent Barcelona's title hopes
Published : 08 Jan 2012 22:46:44
Barcelona suffered a major setback to their hopes of retaining their La Liga title when they were held to a 1-1 draw by city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, a result which left them five points behind Real Madrid.
Barcelona took a 16th-minute lead through a header from Cesc Fabregas but were rocked when Alvaro Vazquez scored an 86th-minute equaliser with a low header.
Gerard Pique hit the woodwork in injury-time as Barca's last chance for the three points went begging.
Real had coasted to a 5-1 win over Granada on Saturday.