Already accustomed to eating hot soup in LaLiga SmartBank, Girona reminded Espanyol that football also sometimes lives in the open, as the parrots could well see last year and their only 26 points in the First Division. The second loss of the season, unexpected by the losses of the rival and the script of the meeting, broke two streaks that were beginning to extend in time.
The first one is the strength of the RCDE Stadium, which accumulated six games, five wins, a draw, ten goals in favor and only one against. The parakeets fell for the first time and they see how other teams in the category add more points in their stadium, such as Leganés, there are six victories and one defeat, curiously also against Girona. And the Blue and Whites' next rival in a duel in which the leadership is at stake.
But also Vicente Moreno's men can remember two games that a rival traced back in 2020, perhaps one of the important and negative points of the past year. Practically evicted, the last comeback against was on matchday 33 of last year at Anoeta. The parrots went ahead with a goal from David López but succumbed 2-1 with Rufete on the bench. A lunge that left the team on the canvas and without reaction.
The comeback that turned the trajectory perica last year
But there is another borderline comeback for the team. Since the arrival of Abelardo Fernández, Espanyol had chained two wins and two draws against rivals such as Barcelona, Villarreal and Athletic, a stocking that made them dream of a salvation that no longer seemed impossible. But the match between Los Cármenes against Granada arrived.
Again, Espanyol went ahead thanks to the famous penalty that Raúl de Tomás scored after discussing his pitch with Jonathan Calleri. And, again, the parakeets had chances to score the second goal, including RdT and Sergi darder, which failed to empty door. In just ten minutes, from 37 'to the first of the second half, Granda turned the game around with an inattention from Naldo and a lack of coordination from the Blue and White defense. With that 2-1 more than three points disappeared.
Since that meeting 29 have passed in which Espanyol did not come back when they took the lead with the exception of Anoeta. A lesson for the Blue and Whites, who suffered the first unexpected setback of the course.