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Derby delight for Barça

Published: Sunday 17 October 2004, 0.04CET
FC Barcelona triumphed 1-0 in their Primera División encounter at neighbours RCD Espanyol. features

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Published: Sunday 17 October 2004, 0.04CET

Derby delight for Barça

FC Barcelona triumphed 1-0 in their Primera División encounter at neighbours RCD Espanyol.

By Andy Hall

FC Barcelona extended their Primera División lead over Valencia CF to five points by beating city neighbours RCD Espanyol 1-0 in their 80-year-old Catalan derby, while Real Madrid CF were held 1-1 by Real Betis Balompié.

Deco winner
Frank Rijkaard's side took just eight minutes to open the scoring as Samuel Eto'o found Deco at the edge of the area and the Portugal midfield player's effort deflected off Ángel Morales past goalkeeper Carlos Kameni. In the second half, Barcelona's Giovanni Van Bronckhurst and Espanyol's Ferrán Corominas were denied by the woodwork. Barça are five points clear of Valencia CF, who play third-placed Sevilla FC tomorrow. Espanyol are among seven clubs on ten points in seventh place.

Ronaldo equaliser
A 65th-minute goal from Ronaldo salvaged a point from Real Madrid CF's visit to Real Betis Balompié. Ronaldo played a one-two with Zinedine Zidane before firing home low from the edge of the area to cancel out Ricardo Oliveira's first-half effort for Betis. Madrid are tenth ahead of the Sunday fixtures, two above Betis.

Deportivo delight
A Víctor Sánchez header secured RC Deportivo La Coruña's first home win of the season as they overcame Getafe CF 2-1. Deportivo, inspired by Juan Carlos Valerón, took the lead on 17 minutes through Sergio González's long-range strike, and Víctor headed home a Joan Capdevila centre 18 minutes from time. The visitors grabbed a late consolation through Mario Cotelo's last minute free-kick as Deportivo moved up to fifth.

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