International pericos

Wu Lei feels the love from Yang Xu. The international pericos are finally flying back to RCDE stadium to join the Machín revolution. Five players were involved over the international break: Matías Vargas with Argentina, Wu Lei with China, and Pol Lozano, Adrià Pedrosa and Pipa with Spain under-21s. Matías Vargas El Monito joined up … Continue reading International pericos

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

Spain saunter, and Vargas is decisive

Spain paid tribute to Quini ahead of the match Robert Moreno’s shuffled Spain side came away with the expected victory last night, although the 4-0 scoreline suggested a little more gloss than was actually in evidence. Sergio Ramos and Rodrigo Moreno were the only starters retained from Thursday’s victory over Romania, with Spain lining up: … Continue reading Spain saunter, and Vargas is decisive

SUPER SUNDAY

It’s Sunday morning in the midst of an international break, so, unsurprisingly, there isn’t too much on the radar regarding the Espanyol first team. These two weeks could, however, be the making or breaking of David Gallego’s Espanyol project. Javi Gracia’s dismissal by Watford yesterday was a reminder that the managerial merry-go-round doesn’t allow for … Continue reading SUPER SUNDAY

There’s only one Matías Vargas

Espanyol were slow to warm up at the RCDE stadium last night, going a goal down to a well organised Zorya Luhansk side before turning the gas on at half time and reaching boiling point in a scintillating final half hour.  Gallego evidently had a gameplan which involved rotating the players with respect to the … Continue reading There’s only one Matías Vargas

Too sexy for my shirt

Espanyol were confident from the start Perhaps it was the sexy new away strips they were sporting, maybe it was the knowledge that they were undoubtedly stronger than their opponents, or it may have been the sense of occasion due to Dani Jarque's presence in everyone's minds. Whatever the reason, Espanyol oozed confidence from the … Continue reading Too sexy for my shirt