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Espanyol receives a Champions Betis today with the aim of win again and hit the ‘coat’ on the table of his hobby. Winning is the best therapy to recover the smile and look up, to the noble part, because with 30 points (income that would have to win) Europe would be close.

Tonight in the RCDE Stadium two teams meet in opposite dynamics and a common challenge. Espanyol needs to be intractable at home again to stop the bad start to the year (they lost to Elche, fell in the Copa del Rey with Mallorca and tied at the buzzer against Cádiz), so they will have to play an almost perfect game Y use the joker of the fans to propel to the team. And ahead will be a Betis from the Champions League, third in the table, who want to prolong their state of grace after knocking out Sevilla in the cup derby and thrashing Alavés in the League. It arrives thrown.

Vincent Moreno made it clear yesterday that it is urgent to win not to silence critical voices, but to return to dreaming of the European squares and to give joy to the fans. “We don’t play to cover anyone’s mouth, we do it for our fans. We are very respectful. You just have to think about what you have to do to compete, because Betis is a rival of the strong First Division. They are going to squeeze us, but we are very solid at home and we will need the help of our people,” Moreno said yesterday.

The technician ruled out that Yangel Herrera between in the call (“We do not know when it will be able to be”) and also advanced that Tony Vilhena, the last reinforcement, will not play today because he needs to pick up rhythm and training. A sensible loss in the perica rearguard will be today that of Cabrera, who will not be due to suspension Well, he saw his fifth yellow against Cádiz.

Calero aims to be his replacement, there may be more novelties in the rear, as well as in the midfield where vuelve Keidi Bare, who was not in Cadiz.

at Betis, Pilgrims took the 25 available players to Barcelona, ​​being Bartra and Joaquín the main novelties. In addition, the Chilean recovers Alex Moreno, after completing his sentence.

previous espanyol-betis

previous espanyol-betis

It will be a special duel for Borja Iglesias, a former parakeet who aims to start and who was an idol in his day for the local fans. A Betis with other ex parakeets like Victor Ruiz y Tello. “We have to be aggressive in recovering the ball. We already had a game with them and we missed three points”, he warned. Pilgrims, which advocates maintaining “the same ambition and spirit”. Match is expected.