Mallorca vs. Espanyol (12.00)

There is a togetherness in the Espanyol squad. It's another early kickoff for Espanyol, prime time for the Wu Lei fan club, who will be hoping their man can follow up on his lovely chip against CSKA Moscow on Thursday to fire the blanc-i-blau to a much-needed La Liga victory over Mallorca at Son Moix. … Continue reading Mallorca vs. Espanyol (12.00)

WU ARE YOU? WU, WU, WU, WU?

Wu Lei opened the scoring last night in Moscow. Espanyol on tour are a different proposition to the shadow of a team that has been turning out at RCDE stadium this season, and last night they sustained their unbeaten record on the road in all competitions with a convincing 0-2 in Moscow against CSKA. In … Continue reading WU ARE YOU? WU, WU, WU, WU?

CSKA Moscow vs. Espanyol

CSKA Moscow vs. Espanyol (18.55, Arena CSKA). A mild Moscow is the stage for the second match of Espanyol’s Europa League campaign against 13-time Russian champions CSKA Moscow. Let’s take a closer look at the opponents. The coach: Viktor Goncharenko The man from Khoiniki, in modern-day Belarus, was handed the unenviable task of filling Leonid … Continue reading CSKA Moscow vs. Espanyol

The Gallego Zone

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Gallego Zone! Following Espanyol's latest humiliation, in the shape of a 0-2 defeat to Valladolid on home turf at the RCDE stadium, David Gallego thought it … Continue reading The Gallego Zone

Espanyol vs. Valladolid

Hopefully Calero will have good luck today against his former teammates. Midday kickoff today for the latest episode of Espanyol trying to play football. I can’t see such an early start boosting the attendance or improving the atmosphere at all, this, after all, being the rationale for playing more fiery fixtures such as Scotland’s Old … Continue reading Espanyol vs. Valladolid

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

Bringing out Mr Hyde

David Gallego: Homeward bound? If Dr Jekyll was lending his support to David Gallego in the buildup to Sunday’s match against Real Sociedad at RCDE stadium, I’m afraid Mr Hyde is slowly taking over in the aftermath. Espanyol fell to their third consecutive home league defeat, the first time they have begun a La Liga … Continue reading Bringing out Mr Hyde

Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad

David López with some soothing words Another match day, another chance for Espanyol to put in the truly impressive performance that everyone is waiting for. Some fans and critics would have you believe that aesthetic excellence is more important than the result itself, and Gallego could rest easy if only his team could produce some … Continue reading Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad

Putting a positive spin on things

Where would Espanyol be without Matías Vargas? The long wait was finally over last night as Espanyol returned to European competition proper for the first time since 06/07, and played the first ever European game at the RCDE stadium. The level of expectation was in stark contrast with the sluggish start made by the blanc-i-blau, … Continue reading Putting a positive spin on things