Gerard Pique's controversial comments about Catalan rivals Espanyol were intended as a joke, says coach Ernesto Valverde.
Ernesto Valverde expects Barcelona captain Lionel Messi to be available to face Espanyol despite the forward carrying an injury.
Gerard Pique stoked the fire ahead of Saturday's LaLiga derby showdown between Barcelona and Espanyol.
In his fifth appearance for Espanyol, Wu Lei earned a slice of LaLiga history by becoming the first Chinese player to score in the division.
The 2018-19 Copa del Rey final venue has been confirmed as the Benito Villamarin in Seville, the stadium of quarter-finalists Real Betis.
LaLiga strugglers Espanyol have completed the signing of China international striker Wu Lei from Espanyol.
Vinicius Junior, 18, was asked about his role at Real Madrid following Sunday's 4-2 win over Espanyol.
Karim Benzema starred for Real Madrid against Espanyol, scoring twice in Los Blancos' 4-2 LaLiga victory on Sunday.
Sergio Ramos was forced off through injury at half-time in Real Madrid's win over Espanyol on Sunday.
Real Madrid cruised into third place in LaLiga after Karim Benzema inspired Santiago Solari's side to victory over Espanyol.