Barcelona extended their lead at the top of the La Liga table to three points, as they thrashed neighbours Espanyol 4-0 away from home.
Barcelona will face off against neighbours RCD Espanyol in the Catalan derby away at Estadio Cornella-El Prat on Saturday night.
Reigning champions Barcelona will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table, when they face off against Espanyol on Saturday night.
Real Madrid will reportedly have to battle German champions Bayern Munich for the signing of Spanish defender Mario Hermoso
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Mario Hermoso and are pondering over a January move for the Espanyol centre-back in order to strengthen their defence.
A first-half strike from Marco Asensio was enough for Real Madrid to see off Espanyol in matchweek five of the 2018-19 La Liga on Saturday.
Real Madrid hope to continue on the impressive display over Roma during midweek and win their La Liga encounter against Espanyol
The reigning champions were put to the sword by Espanyol, after a stoppage time strike from Gerard Moreno secured victory for the Periquitos at the RCDE Stadium
Ernesto Valverde has just one first-team player sidelined as Barcelona visit the RCDE Stadium to take on local rivals Espanyol on Sunday.
Barcelona will look to overturn the quarter-final first leg deficit and advance to the semi-finals of Copa Del Rey when they host Espanyol at Camp Nou on Thursday.