A bench for ten minutes

Vicente Moreno has found in the last three days a typical formation in which six players have consolidated in the attack: Keidi Bare, Sergi Darder, Raúl de Tomás, Nico Melamed, Adrián Embarba and Javi Puado. And, the truth is that Espanyol has not done as badly as the two consecutive defeats point out, but that its problem emerges in the second half, when it comes to adapting to the new circumstances of the meeting and providing solutions with the changes .

Against Castellón, Espanyol resolved the game on the fast track (2-0) and did not suffer in the second half despite failing to make the third. In Girona, the defeat overshadows the commitment with more shots on goal than those played in LaLiga SmartBank, with up to two posts and a series of misfortunes, while against Rayo Vallecano the score was 2-0 at halftime. However, the management of the second parts is not being the best.

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Vicente Moreno, for example, has delayed the changes in these last two games more than ever. And, the players who have come off the bench, have not contributed what was expected. Against Girona, Chinese forward Wu Lei came out in the 77th minute and only participated in two actions: he missed a pass and was fouled in his own field. Fran Mérida and Álvaro Vadillo played fewer minutes – they started in 83 '- but they touched six and five balls, with one loss each and without their actions being vertical.

The coach did not exhaust the changes against Girona or against Rayo Vallecano. Until minute 80 there were no movements. Again, Mérida and Wu Lei were the first to appear with 2-2, but their entry unbalanced a puzzled Espanyol. In three minutes, in an action in which the team was disorganized, Álvaro García scored 2-3. Matías Vargas and Max Svensson came out to play the last five minutes plus the addition, without too much impact on a Espanyol that did not generate chances.