Catalan Summit

October 18, 2004
By Phil Ball
I was at the 'Derbi Catalan' on Saturday night - at Espanyol's ground up on the top of the Montjuic hill overlooking the north side of Barcelona. The Catalan press had been drumming the game up all week, and were really going for it by the Friday, describing the game as potentially the most evenly-contested in the recent history of the encounters. Poorer neighbours Espanyol, after struggling for most of last season, have started reasonably well, and although their ten points from six games was overshadowed ...

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