Europa League 2019 – 2020
Espanyol's defensive tricks dazzled Calleri's scoring hat trick. After deciding the tie in the first leg, Wolverhampton had the victory, but Neto's sentence condemned him
Espanyol signed a bittersweet farewell to Europe. On the one hand, enjoy a Jonathan Calleri unleashed, author of a whole hat trick for a team that is costing a lot to score goals in the League. But, on the other hand, he also showed again his extreme fragility in defensive tasks. Something that Pedro Neto, in the final stretch of the game, he could have punished with a 2-3 that goes to limbo when it was almost easier to send it inside than outside. Shortly after, the great protagonist of the duel will punish his decision with the final 3-2.
Again, Abelard Opt for giving minutes to many players who have not just entered their plans for the League. Not surprisingly, the permanence is getting more and more expensive and on Sunday the Attic is measured practically with the obligation to add the three points, after the draw harvested before Sevilla in the Pizju and the defeat embedded against Valladolid in the Jos Zorrilla Wolverhampton, how not, initially jumped on the pitch a little to see them coming. Not surprisingly, the advantage achieved last week in the first leg, a devastating 4-0, quite possibly seemed already forceful enough not to have to worry about going through possible troubles.
Espanyol, despite everything, tried to be brave. Very possibly, more with the idea of achieving some morality with a view to his next commitment in the League than thinking of a hypothetical comeback. Calleri, before the first quarter of an hour was completed and after a good combination between Melendo Y Pedrosa At the center of the latter, he was responsible for putting some spicy with his first goal for the Blue and Whites in Europe. The joy, however, did not last long. Just a few minutes later, Adama Traor, the most dangerous piece of the British on the lawn, threw them another jar of water fra.
The former Barca took full advantage of Calero's defensive warmth, which reluctantly blocked his first shot, to send the ball to the bottom of the net, no matter how much Prieto came to play the ball. The tie, of course, largely deflated a Espanyol who already saw things too much uphill to give more rhythm to a meeting that, at times, came to take pre-season friendly dyes. At least, until the break comes.
In the resumption, the locals returned to bet on trying to say goodbye to Europe with a good taste. They squeezed a little more in attack and, in fact, came back on the scoreboard. Again, through Calleri, who transformed a penalty committed by Kilman on David Lopez. The English defender, in his attempt to clear the ball, hit the blue and white player's face.
The 2-1 reaffirmed the intentions of the parakeets. DohertyHowever, he punished the local defense with a 2-2 offense that Doherty, against prognosis, failed to make the 2-3 when he had everything in favor to do so. Calleri, on the other hand, does not forgive and sell a bittersweet victory for Espanyol in his, for now, last game in Europe. A scenario that took 12 years to step on again and that, as things are right now, seems to be like a very distant horizon. Especially, if the team eventually loses the category. Avoiding the descent is already the only and great objective. And everything can start before the Atlantic.
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