BarcelonaCornellà-El Prat has silently closed an afternoon of farewells that could mark a change of cycle at Espanyol. The blue-and-white fans said goodbye to the captain, David López, who in the final minutes withdrew in tears, touching his shield and saying goodbye to the fans. Once the match was over, the Sant Cugat native kissed the pitch and hinted that he would probably not follow the white-and-blue club beyond the summer.
Who can also have signed his last service as a Spaniard is a Raúl de Tomás who has scored the equalizer against Valencia (1-1). The striker has been ruled out of a visit to Granada on the last day after forcing the yellow card which will result in a penalty for an absurd protest. RDT, in this way, gives up fighting for the Zarra Trophy, as right now he accumulates one goal less (17) than Iago Aspas (18).
The striker did not celebrate a goal that ended up being canceled out to Puado, offside, nor did he end up signing a few minutes after Maxi Gómez advanced Valencia. RDT is clear that he will leave Espanyol this summer. There will be no shortage of offers, and right now all that remains is to specify the destination and the quantity. He leaves behind some spectacular records: 45 goals in 89 games in two and a half years that place him as the 21st top scorer in the history of Espanyol. Domingo Catoira’s big challenge this summer will be to find guarantees for the tip.
Another name that, despite having more options to follow, could have played in the last minutes with Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium is Melendo, who is still not renewing a contract that ends on June 30. The young midfielder has once again been one of the most outstanding players in a new apathetic performance by Espanyol, which has had the best news in Rubén Sánchez. The interim coach, Luis Blanco, has not hesitated to give the title to the right winger, who has been the most incisive player. The captain of the branch, Dani Villahermosa, also made his debut. Cornellà-El Prat, who watched the whole match in silence due to the protest from the animation stand, applauded the debut with the first team of the captain of the branch more than the goal of RDT. The message of the stands is clear: we need to look to the future with people committed to Espanyol.