Espanyol 1-5 Barcelona

Guardiola hails brilliant Barcelona

December 19, 2010
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was happy with his side after their 5-1 demolition of city rivals Espanyol at Cornella on Saturday night, saying his players had passed their hardest test away from home with flying colours.

• Saturday review

Barca traditionally struggle in this fixture and were held to a goalless draw at Cornella last season, but there was only one winner this time around. Pedro and David Villa both scored twice, with Xavi netting the other as Barca ...

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