“We didn’t give anything to the fans in the first round and that’s what they give us,” said David López in Villarreal, where Espanyol won a capital triumph that was attended by 3,000 parakeet followers. The most white-and-blue record in a league game came just after RCDE Stadium recorded the best time since 2012: 33.652 in the derby. Two signs that show that Spanish supporters have faith in a team that has shown that he is very alive despite a disastrous start to the season. The next step, needed to get out of the league, is to start adding three to three at Cornellà-El Prat, where Espanyol has not won a championship game for 8 months and 7 days, in particular. , since their triumph against Real Sociedad, which gave them access to the Europa League on May 18.

Just that afternoon, the Athletic Club losing the seventh place in the blue-and-white victory was the team that lost. The Basque team is the rival of this Saturday (1pm, M. LaLiga) of a Spaniard who will seek to break the worst start in the league as a home in its history. Three draws and seven losses are records that are dangerously close to the worst start of a home team, Sporting de Gijón from the 1997-1998 school year. The Asturian team, which ended the season with only two wins and two draws at Molinón, did not win the first game against their fans until February 8, in the 12th game as home. If Espanyol fails to do so on Saturday, they would break the negative record for the later local victory, as they will have to wait until Mallorca’s visit to RCDE Stadium on February 9.

Abelardo Fernández’s team will seek to maintain a positive inertia against Athletic against Barça and Villarreal. Gaizka Garitano’s side have not won against Espanyol in the league since the 1997-1998 season (since then, six draws have been broken), although it is known that the stats are there to be broken. The white-and-blue club wants to take advantage of the moment of change of sporting dynamics to recreate a great atmosphere at the stadium with important promotions regarding ticket prices, which range from 5 to 15 euros per to the partners. As far as the ARA has been aware, 5,000 tickets have already been sold for the game, which is expected to provide huge attendance. Opening hours, on a Saturday at noon, and the opponent, a classic like Athletic, who beat San Mamés in the first round (3-0), but now comes with some important absences, such as Unai Simón, Unai Lopez or Yuri, will also help Cornellà-El Prat present a great post. The white-and-blue fans, who during the first round whistled the team after disastrous actions, and the leaders for the wrong tasks in the market, value and positively acknowledge the club’s efforts in this winter market. , where he has invested 43.5 million to carry three weight boosters.

Ibai, the morbid at the premiere of Ambarba

One of them, the last to arrive, Embarba, could live this Saturday his premiere as a Spanish nationalist. The winger could be included by Abelardo in the first call with Espanyol and make his debut just 48 hours after appearing. It seems likely that he will do so from the bench, while Cabrera can be the starter, who followed the entire Cup game from the bench. In front of an Athletic that did not let go Ibai Gómez, the desire of an Abelardo with whom prevailed in Vitoria. The Basque winger looked out of Bilbao to enjoy more prominence in Espanyol, but his manager’s reluctance thwarted the operation. If this Saturday is in the starting eleven, he will add two consecutive starters for the first time since returning to Athletic. He asked for continuity, and oddly enough he could have it in the club field where he was close to leaving a few days ago.



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