HARD DEFEAT AGAINST THE LEGANÉS
Espanyol continues to sink: Barça can run out of its eternal rival
Published:23/12/2019 - 08:55h
Updated:23/12/2019 - 08:55h
The derbies between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona are always vibrant but, but now the blue and white team is sinking in the relegation zone and this confrontation is in danger for the future
The rivalry between the FC Barcelona and the RCD Espanyol has kept along a lot of years and the clashes between both teams always are used to to be an exciting event of the City Condal. Each derbi is lived with intensity by the fans and each clash is a battle to try avoid that the neighbouring team impose . But, of face to the future, this derbi peligra.
Especially because the Espanyol is in a critical situation. The team blanquiazul is at present the colista of LaLiga Santander and this week lost against the Leganés (2-0), that occupied the farolillo red of the category. The problem for the pericos is that the Madrilenian team is entonando and achieved to impose in Butarque in a direct duel to look for the permanence.
Now, the Espanyol resides in the last position of the table with 10 points, by 13 that have the 'pepineros' and 14 the Celtic of Vigo, team that closes the descent. The salvation the mark the Mallorca, with 15 points, by what the distance is not insalvable, but it is necessary to take into account that the Barcelonan picture, in spite of having all the second turn to give him the turn to the situation, has lost too many direct duels for the permanence.
In summer, the Espanyol lost three fundamental pieces of the team that classified for the Europe League the past campaign: the central Mario Beautiful, the goleador Borja Churches and the trainer Rubi. David Galician, that seated in the bench to substitute to the Catalan, did not achieve enderezar the course after the drops of these two key footballers, with reliefs like Calleri and Calero, that are leaving a lot that wish.
It does some weeks, the managerial espanyolista decided to do without Galician and bet by Pablo Machín, that did big seasons with the Girona although had less luck in the Seville. But the technician soriano neither is being able of reflotar a situation that is increasingly complicated. The Espanyol follows without winning neither an alone party home and the direct duels follow losing.
The Barça will be his next rival
The Espanyol will open 2020 confronting to the FC Barcelona in the first derbi of the season and the last party of the first turn of LaLiga. A party complicated for the espanyolistas and a derbi that, if the ones of Machín do not achieve to change the dynamics completely, could not to repeat the next season. This yes, the blanquiazules have all the second turn to invest the situation.