Espanyol beat Barcelona in the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the Spanish Cup – 1:0.

The only goal in the closing stages of the meeting held Oscar Melendo.

Attacking leader of the Catalans Lionel Messi missed a penalty.

During the match a fan came a small object into the goalkeeper “leopards” Jasper Cillessen.

The goalkeeper was able to continue the meeting.

The return match will take place on the pitch for Barcelona on January 25.

RCD Espanyol Barcelona 1:0 (0:0)

Goal: Melendo, 88.

Missed penalty: Messi, 62 (goalkeeper).

Espanyol: Diego López, Navarro, Naldo, Duarte, David Lopez, Karikal (Vila, 58), Victor Sanchez, Fuego (Melendo, 75), Granero, Darder (UEL Baptistan, 46), Moreno.

Barcelona: Cillessen, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Vermalen, Ding, Busquets, Paulinho (Rakitic, 54), Aleix Vidal, Alénya (Luis Suarez, 59), Suarez (Rafinha, 78), Messi.

Warning: Karikal, 43. Alénya, 45+1. Jordi Alba, 55. Moreno, 61. Rakitic, 82. Vermalen, 84. Victor Sanchez, 86. David Lopez, 90+1. Luis Suarez 90+1.

Referee: De Burgos, Bengoechea.