Espanyol is good at fishing in the Mediterranean

Espanyol visits this Monday (9:00 p.m.) the Mediterranean Games Stadium to give a claw to the promotion and consolidate in the leadership after the puncture of Mallorca in Castalia. The parakeet box already knows what it is to prevail in the Vega de Acá venue, which has historically been good at it, scoring in four of its six trips, leaving a clean sheet up to three times. All the matches played in the Mediterranean between the two have been in the First Division, so this day's will be the first in the silver category.

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The first time the Barcelona team visited the Mediterranean Games Stadium, it did so with a bad taste in their mouths. It was the last day of the first round of the 07-08 season and Emery's men beat Valverde's team thanks to Kalu Uche's goal in the 86th minute. One course later Espanyol certified its permanence thanks to the win in the rojiblanco fiefdom. It was the penultimate date and Pochettino's men did their homework a day in advance with a double by Iván Alonso and another by Coro (0-3) against a UDA led by Hugo Sánchez.

They also saw each other on matchday 34 of 09-10, tied on points and playing for permanence. The parakeets prevailed again, saving themselves in a virtual way and putting Almería in a mess. Another clean sheet, deciding the target of Luis García. Lillo and Pochettino were the coaches. In 10-11, the locals beat again in a thrilling duel. Marcelo Silva, Kalu Uche and Bernardello led by three goals in a quarter of an hour, but Verdú and Álvaro Vázquez cut the distance, although without a final prize.

In December 2013 they were measured again after spending two years in the Second Division. Francisco and Aguirre equaled nothing, with Francisco himself and Sergio González also signing tables on the opening day of the following fiscal year. Soriano opened the can and Sergio García equalized in the discount for a Espanyol who played an hour outnumbered after Arbilla's expulsion. Of course, the first date between the two was on October 21, 1993 in the fourth round of the Copa del Rey. The Catalans went through the tie, with goals from Kuznetsov and Lardín, with Buenaventura and Camacho on the Juan Rojas benches.