Barcelona 5 – 0 Espanyol – Arda features in home win

BILBAO, SPAIN - JANUARY 20: Arda Turan of FC Barcelola duels for the ball with Inigo Lekue of Athletic Club during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final First Leg match between Athletic Club and FC Barcelola at San Mames Stadium on January 20, 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Barcelona remain in pole position in the Spanish league after securing a 5-0 win over their rivals Espanyol earlier today.

The Turkish international midfielder Arda Turan once again started on the bench for the catalan giants. Turan came on in the 73rd minute in place of Andres Inisesta.

The former Atletico Madrid star was unable to play for the first six months of his Barcelona career due to a FIFA imposed transfer ban on the club.

Turan has gone onto make just nine starts for the Catalan giant and has been linked with moves away from the club.

Barcelona 5 – 0 Espanyol

Stadium: Camp Nou

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Piqué. Rakitic, Sergio, Alves, A.Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr, Mascherano, J.Alba
Subs: Masip, Arda, Rafinha, Munir, S.Roberto. Aleix Vidal, Mathieu

Espanyol: Pau; Gonzalez, Duarte, Roco, Duarte; Asensio, Diop, Sanchez; Burgui, Moreno, Perez
Subs: Pau López; Javi López, Enzo Roco, Duarte, V.Álvarez, Diop, Cañas, V.Sánchez, Hernán Pérez, Asensio and Caicedo

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