VIRTUAL DESCENT OF THE PERICOS
FC Barcelona can send Espanyol to the Second Division
Published:5/07/2020 - 20:55h
Updated:5/07/2020 - 20:55h
The RCD Espanyol went back to lose, this time against the Leganés, and could consummate his mathematical descent in the Camp Nou, against the FC Barcelona
In June of 2007, the FC Barcelona was playing win LaLiga in an intense fight with the Real Madrid. In the penultimate day, the whites played in The Romareda against the Real Saragossa and the Barcelona did it in the Camp Nou against the RCD Espanyol. Everything was in favour in this championship for the culés, but the team blanquiazul, that did not play at all, put all his soul to treat to mark in the derbi.
In thing of seconds, a goal of Ruud go Nistelrooy and another of Raúl Tamudo did that a League that almost was Barcelona tiñera of white. This derbi unimportant for the pericos with the goal of the ex captain of the RCD Espanyol was baptised like the 'Tamudazo' and celebrated by the fans blanquiazul as if it treated of a title of his own team, since they achieved to avoid that his eternal rival conquered a title suspender belt.
Little more than 13 years afterwards, can produce an alike situation but totally to the reverse. The RCD Espanyol is to a step to be mathematically team of Second Division if it does not win the next party. And this next meeting will be against the FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou. With 12 points at stake, the team of Rufete is to 11 of the salvation, by what if it does not win will descend mathematically.
Curiously, the situation is fully resembled the one of then: as him sucedía to the RCD Espanyol in 2007, the FC Barcelona practically will not play at all in the derbi, since the options to win LaLiga are almost invalid. It is thus that, almost in a situation of poetic justice, the culés could prevent that the eternal rival achieved his aim, the permanence, certifying of mathematical form his descent.
Defeat of the Espanyol against the Leganés (0-1)
This Sunday, the RCD Espanyol, colista of First Division, confronted to the Leganés, that was penultimate classified. The blanquiazules, that already split with few options to keep the category even if they won, were not able to avoid the victory of the 'pepineros', that did to cost a goal of Jonathan Silva to carry the three points and leave to the group 'perico' virtually in Second Division.
The fall of the RCD Espanyol arrives precisely after a glorious season to the orders of Rubi. Nevertheless, the Catalan technician signed the past summer by the Real Betis -being sacked by the Andalusians does hardly some days- and the Catalan picture lost also to his goleador Borja Churches and to his defensive leader, Mario Beautiful. Three main drops that converted to a team of Europe League in a team descended.