FC Barcelona started off their new year in an inauspicious manner after they were held to a goalless draw by Espanyol in the first Catalan derby of the season.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez struck the woodwork in a tempestuous affair at the Estadi Cornell -El Prat, but were ultimately unable to breach a well-drilled Espanyol back line. Espanyol themselves had a host of chances during the match, most notably through Hernan Perez, but failed to find the back of the net in front of a rowdy home crowd.

The stalemate against Espanyol means that FC Barcelona have failed to win three of their last four matches in the league. This has given the Madrid clubs — Atletico and Real — a golden opportunity to cut the gap at the top of the table.

FC Barcelona’s fearsome trident of Messi, Suarez and Neymar were slated on Twitter as they drew a blank on the night. Here are the best Twitter reactions to FC Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Espanyol on Saturday.