Relegation battle

La Liga, like most major European leagues, is a twenty-team league where the aim is to finish first, or, if you can't do that, then finish seventeenth. The bad news is that Espanyol have no chance of doing the former, but the good news is they are one of a select bunch who are heading … Continue reading Relegation battle

94:20, a lament

A moment Espanyol would live to regret. (Source: La Vanguardia) Just as it looked as if a hard-earned Espanyol victory was going to give David Gallego some much-needed breathing room, up popped Santi Mina to burst the blanc-i-blau bubble. It was a 95th minute punch to the gut, of the kind that leaves you no … Continue reading 94:20, a lament

Celta Vigo vs. Espanyol

Pablo Piatti jumping for joy. It’s game day again, and the Espanyol squad touched down in Vigo last night. They face Celta at Balaídos tonight (20.00), but will be without Bernardo, Lluís López and Granero, all of whom have been left behind in Barcelona. Granero picked up a quad injury against Real Sociedad last weekend, … Continue reading Celta Vigo vs. Espanyol

La Liga preview – part two

Let's continue our look at the clubs that will be visiting RCDE stadium this year. If you missed part one you can find it here, and a link to FiveThirtyEight soccer predictions here. Otherwise, B is for... Barcelona Ernesto Valverde enters the third and final year of his contract hoping to follow in the footsteps … Continue reading La Liga preview – part two