Thomas Vermaelen went down with Barcelona in the Spanish Copa del Rey. In the first leg of the quarter-finals lost it with 1-0 from Espanyol.
In the quarter-finals of the Copa Del Rey was Barcelona, with Vermaelen in the base, on a visit to city rivals Espanyol. Barça established a as well as full A-squad for the first leg, but had not the market.
Lionel Messi got on the dot the chance to finish it, but he missed in the middle of the second half, penalty. In the slot got Barcelona the lid on the nose and made Oscar Melendo (88.) there is 1-0. The second leg is on 25 January.