GASPART, HAMMERED, PAU LÓPEZ...
Espanyol-Barça: a historical derby marked by controversy
Published:3/01/2020 - 16:07h
Updated:3/01/2020 - 16:08h
The matches between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol are usually very hot, especially those played with parrots at home. The controversy between both clubs comes from afar
This Saturday to the 21:00 (peninsular schedule Spanish) will take place in the RCDE Stadium will take place a new edition of the derbi Catalan by excellence. The meetings between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona are used to to be loaded of controversy, as well as the institutional relations between both entities, that have left more than a controversial episode.
We begin by 1999, when Joan Gaspart, then vice-president culé, was declared person non grata by offences to the Espanyol. Daniel Sánchez Llibre took two years in withdrawing him this condition, once existed apologies by part of the director culé. In 2008, in the unlucky episode of the flares of radicals culés, even arrived to suspend by moments a derbi in Lluis Companys.
To sportive level, also there has been hammer with several players like protagonists and alas no longer generates too much surprise see stuck between the protagonists during the parties. Especially remembered are the pisotón of Pau López to Leo Messi or the tremenda patada of Gerard Moreno to Gerard Hammered that it left to the Barcelona lesionado.
Precisely the Catalan has turned into the target of the fans of the Espanyol from does years, but to Hammered goes him the course and, far to be discreet or calm the waters, always has been adherent to go adding more firewood to the fire in front of the constant insults of the rival fans. The defence baptised like "Espanyol of Cornellà" to the blanquiazules or remembered them in The Resistance that has more heritage that all his whole club, between other 'perlas'.
The coliseo of the Espanyol will go back to be a pot to pressure against the players of the FC Barcelona, that are not having precisely his best season like visitors. The culés will arrive like leaders and the pericos like the worst venue of the category, accumulating seven defeats home, two ties and without having been able to première his pigeonhole of victories.
By the moment, the Espanyol has not been able to start with good results not even with the change of trainer, since Pablo Machín -ceased to finals of December- did not achieve to improve those that obtained the previous technician, David Galician. With the debut of Abelardo, the blanquiazules expect to restart the course and can approach to the salvation.