Espanyol demand Piqué and Busquets investigation

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Cornella is the Barcelona suburb in which Espanyol's ground sits.

Meanwhile Busquets criticized Espanyol's celebrations after their 1-0 first leg, saying, "It seemed they have won the tie when it lasts 180 minutes".

Espanyol also say fans chanted abuse.

On Friday, the club officially requested that the authorities look into the comments by the Barcelona players after Barca's Copa del Rey win.

"Both cities belong to the metropolitan area of Barcelona and are areas of the wider region of Catalonia, made up of hard-working families, with roots in Spain and other countries, which are and will always be an example of integration, progress and pride".

That appeared to leave Barca feeling Espanyol had got away with too much and, appearing in the mixed zone after the game, Pique repeatedly referred to the opposition as "Espanyol from Cornella".

Marca report that Espanyol are calling on the anti-violence committee to investigate Pique after he labelled the club 'Espanyol de Cornella'.

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Yes, Espanyol de Cornella, they are from Cornella right?

The mention of Cornella (a Catalan municipality) didn't pass an inquisitive interviewer by.

Between 1923 and 1997 Espanyol played at the Estadio de Sarria in the north of Barcelona, and between 1997 and 2010 they played at the Olympic stadium close to the city's centre.

"People don't offend me, but I do defend my team, my profession and knowing how to win which is as important or more important than knowing how to lose", he said.

BBC Sport have contacted Barcelona for a comment on the issue. Their complaint will be taken up with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Competitions Department of La Liga.

Espanyol want Pique's comments investigated as they believe that what he said could incite violence, xenophobia, and intolerance between fans.

The statement added: "In relation to the statements of Mr Busquets, it is inconceivable an athlete declares a rival can not celebrate a victory, achieved with effort and in a fair fight, like the one that our team got in the first leg of the tie".

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