Leo Messi and Ernesto Valverde, in an image of this season


The curse of Valverde and Messi will last a season more

Published:6/02/2018 - 23:03h

Updated:7/02/2018 - 01:37h

The pending accounts of Leo Messi and Ernesto Valverde in Cornellá-The Prat will last a season more. After the tie of the Barcelona the past Sunday, neither one neither another will be able to see satisfied his will of vapulear to the 'pericos' in his stadium

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It can not say that the FC Barcelona achieved a bad result of Cornellá-The Prat against the RCD Espanyol (1-1) the past Sunday, but sure that Ernesto Valverde and Leo Messi did not leave of the all satisfied. In the case of the 'Txingurri', in eight seasons has not been able in LaLiga Spanish to win to the Espanyol in his own stadium. In total, the balance of the 'Txingurri' in League against the Espanyol is of five defeats and three ties, some statistics achieved during six seasons in the Athletic of Bilbao, one in Valencia and this in the FC Barcelona.

Already it lost in the gone of quarter-finals of Glass of the King against the Espanyol does some weeks, and this sure that increased even more win them of Ernesto Valverde to win to the 'pericos' this past Sunday. It could not be.

Messi does not be used to to mark in Cornellá

Regarding Leo Messi, neither can say that it give him especially well play against the Espanyol in quality of visitor. 'The Flea' has contested to date eight commitments of LaLiga Spanish in Cornellá-The Prat, and so only has been able to annotate two goals.

To exception of the three stadiums of First Division in which it still has not achieved to mark -Montilivi (Girona), Wanda Metropolitan (Athletic) and the Insular (The Palms)-, the field of the Espanyol is the one who worse gives him comparing the number of parties that has contested there with the percentage of targets that has been able to transform in favour of the FC Barcelona.

In fact, it does already three years that Leo Messi does not see goal against the Espanyol to domicile. The last goal that marked in Cornellá-The Prat dates of the day 33 of the campaign 2014-15, when annotating the 0-2 definite after the initial goal of Neymar. The previous season the Barça also had imposed (0-1), with goal of Leo Messi from the penalty spot.

Messi did not mark, but gave the pass of goal

The another goal that marked Messi to the Espanyol far of the Camp Nou was in Montjuïc (1-2), the season 2008-09. Reasons more than sufficient, in definite, so that Leo Messi have finish something defrauded of his performance this Sunday in front of the 'pericos'. In any case, went Gerard Hammered the one who appeared, precisely thanks to a centre of the Argentinian, to rescue a point of an always complicated visit.

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