There is less than a month to go to the LaLiga break for the Christmas holidays (the last day is played on the weekend of December 18 and 19). A journey in which Espanyol will play four games that can determine if he looks up to 2022 and rubs shoulders with European ‘tenants’, or complicates life, approaching the bottom of the rankings.
Right now, after the setback in the derby, Espanyol is in no man’s land, the quiet zone, eleventh with 17 points. But in this end-of-year journey, the Catalan team faces four teams, two from the upper zone (Real Sociedad and Rayo) and two from the tail (Levante and Celta), in matches whose results could delimit the aspirations of the parrots.
Espanyol receives this Sunday to the Real Sociedad, second in the standings and just one point behind the leader, Real Madrid. A highly demanding test against a rival who also arrives ‘injured’ in Barcelona after the tie that yielded in Anoeta against Valencia.
And one week later, visit Vallecas to face off against one of the most fit and revealing teams in the championship, Rayo, sixth in the table.
After these two demanding duels, Espanyol, before going to the Christmas break, faces two a priori, affordable dates. The weekend of December 11/12 rHe will receive Levante, the current bottom player, at the RCDE Stadium of LaLiga, a match where the three points cannot be escaped.
And before going on Christmas holidays, Vicente Moreno’s team will face Celta, in Balaídos. The Vigo team is now fifteenth in the table, with 13 points, two from the relegation zone set by Elche. Another compromise where on paper, it is feasible to scratch some point of Balaídos.
Sergi gomez He highlighted on Tuesday the importance of staying strong at the RCDE Stadium, where on Sunday they host a tall rival.
“We have a very important game ahead of us. We must focus on making a good game against a high-level opponent. The objective is to get the three points ”, the center-back told the club’s media. He added that “we are lucky to play it at home, with the support of our people and that should help us to have a great game.” Sergi Gómez is entrusted to the fort from the RCDE Stadium, where Espanyol have only lost one game and added 14 of the 17 points on aggregate. This section before the Christmas break is decisive to determine where Espanyol will look.
Three games in a tight week for the Cup
Espanyol returns to training this Wednesday after enjoying a day of rest. The first team will intensify their preparation for Sunday’s demanding match at the RCDE Stadium, when they will face Real Sociedad, one of the strongest teams in the championship.
Vicente Moreno will not dose pieces given the potential of the rival and although a hard week awaits the parrots with three games, since they make their debut in the Copa del Rey. So this Sunday Espanyol receives Real and tomorrow in a week, on Wednesday December 1, SD Solares will be measured in the Cup. And on Sunday 5, it is time to visit Vallecas.