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

Young guns and tropical islands

Pol Lozano (21) joins the celebrations It’s a wet Wednesday following on from a damp Tuesday here in Barcelona, but the international pericos have left EFB with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Spain under-21s https://twitter.com/SeFutbol/status/1171461610327531520 Spain u-21s vs. Montenegro Pol Lozano made his debut for Spain under-21s yesterday, in their 2-0 EURO under-21 victory over Montenegro. … Continue reading Young guns and tropical islands

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

Let’s get the ball rolling (with a tired cliché)

Welcome to the dark (blue) side Having lived in Barcelona for a few years now, I have been forced to accept that I can’t afford to go and see Barça very often decided to get my football fix by taking out a season ticket with the city’s second team, Espanyol. A fixture in the top … Continue reading Let’s get the ball rolling (with a tired cliché)