Barcelona edged Espanyol on penalties to win the Catalan Super Cup on Wednesday at the Estadi Montilivi in Girona.
After the match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes the teams went directly to penalties, where Barca prevailed 4-2.
Luis Suarez set up Gerard Pique to score for Barcelona in the 15th minute. Taking possession in the box, he danced around a defender and crossed for Pique to head in at the far post.
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Espanyol and Deportivo La Coruna played out a dour 0-0 draw on Sunday that did little to help either side.
With both in mid-table and looking to get moving this campaign, this sort of game was the last thing they needed.
Chances were few and far between, but the best of those which did come fell to Espanyol, meaning the visitors are likely to be the happier side.
After disappointing reversals last time out the two started cautiously and, as such, the first 20 minutes passed with no action of note.
Atletico Madrid got their Primera Division season back on track with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol on Sunday.
Atletico lost 3-1 at Valencia before the international break to leave the defending Primera Division champions in fifth place, but goals from Tiago and Mario Suarez ensured they returned to winning ways.
The victory saw Atletico move up to fifth with 17 points from eight La Liga games, while Espanyol slipped to 10th with nine points from their eight fixtures.
Goals have been hard to come by...