Barcelona defeat Espanyol to win Catalan Super Cup

Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday, to win the
Catalan Super Cup.

Barca were without up to 14 first-team regulars including Lionel
Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.

Jasper Cillessen was the hero for Ernesto Valverde's side, as he saved
Jose Manuel Jurado's penalty to seal the win.

The match ended goalless, but Cillessen was the busier of the two
goalkeepers throughout the 90 minutes.

Pau Lopez had little to do in the Espanyol goal before making late
saves from Paco Alcacer and Aleix Vidal.

With no extra time, the game went straight to penalties to decide who
would be crowned the champions of Catalonia.

Alcacer, Sergi Palencia, Yerry Mina and Abel Ruiz all netted from 12
yards for Barca, while Sergi Darder had already fired over for the
Pericos when Jurado saw his spot kick saved.
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