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Pepe Reina, Viktor Onopko, Yordan Letchkov, Attilio Lombardo, Esteban Cambiasso (he eventually got his act together), Zinedine Zidane … chances are if you were compiling a list of your all-time bald XI, Iván de la Peña would be battling away with Borja Valero for a place in central midfield. The reason the Little Buddha is of interest is because he scored both goals for Espanyol the last time they beat Barcelona in La Liga, way back in February 2009. Since De la Peña’s double at the Camp Nou (and they did win 1-0 in the Copa del Rey in January this year, losing the second leg 2-0), Espanyol’s record in La Liga against their city rivals reads: Played – 18, Lost – 14, Drawn – 4. Perhaps, most troubling, is the fact they have scored just five times in those 18 matches.