The Spanish of Vicente Moreno can leave today in a difficult situation, critical depending on the results that are given in the day, to the Majorca by Luis Garcia Plaza. A technician, the one with the vermilion painting, who could be seen on the edge of the dismissal in case of defeat.
The shock has a dose of morbid added by the existing rivalry between both groups and between both technicians, who maintain a relationship of latent tension that resurfaces on the eve or during their direct confrontations.
Mallorca arrives at the RCDE Stadium in results crisis (two wins and eight losses in the last ten days, adding five consecutive KOs in the most recent) and classification, only two points above relegation. And he is received by a Espanyol who after his ‘did not appeara’ in Vila-real managed to get rid of Getafe at home and snatched a point from Ciutat de València after a game in which he did not quite clear up the doubts surrounding his performances away from Cornellà.
We leave you all the data and historical statistics of the League matches that Espanyol and Mallorca have played in the First Division
After a week in which the future of the club has dominated the information in blue and white terms, Espanyol has the opportunity to leave almost closed its first (and this unique step) objective of the course: permanence. A victory would raise the bar of his score to 36 units with nine games to go in LaLiga, an income that should put an end to any hint of concern.
Espanyol recovers for the occasion Diego Lopez, who had to be replaced last Sunday due to injury at the Ciutat de València. And he loses by penalty Javi Puado, increasing RDT’s prominence in attack spike. Vicente Moreno did not hide that “these three points would bring us closer to the goal we set for ourselves when we arrived at Espanyol: to achieve ascent the first year and permanence the second. And we’ll see how far we go from there.”
“Revenge for the Cup KO and because they beat us in the first round match? All games are important, regardless of who we face, ”Moreno saved the question about the motivations of his team.
Luis García Plaza did not get wet about it either, who demanded “more success in both areas and be very careful with the penalties. We are very involved in the fight for salvation and now is when you risk everything”. Mallorca loses the injured Ruiz de Galarreta and Greig and the suspended Maffeo.