Red alert in Cornellà

has it all Espanyol to get hold of the mathematical permanencethe question is when: it would be as simple as defeat Osasuna this Sunday at RCDE Stadium. It seems very simple, especially if you take into account that the rival is no longer at stake – he is saved, and too far from the European places. But the task will be arduous, taking into account above all the precedents in the current perico feud, where the rojillos have won more games than lost and they have a spectacular streak.

Spanish Shield / Flag

In the global calculation of the RCDE Stadium, Osasuna has won four times, three against Espanyol and a draw. But if the count is limited to the last six visits, only one blue and white triumph is found –a 3-0 with goals from Felipe Caicedo, José Manuel Jurado and Gerard Moreno, on February 26, 2017–, for a draw and up to four wins for the rojillosthe last two consecutively: the painful 2-4 on December 1, 2019, which left the locals on the brink of a precipice where they would end up falling, and the 0-2 that led to Jagoba Arrasate’s team passing to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey 2020-21.

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Also especially serious for Espanyol was 0-3 on November 10, 2012, one of Mauricio Pochettino’s last games on the bench. And controversial to unsuspected limits it turned out on 1-1 of May 11, 2014, since it was investigated for an alleged rigging that three years later ended up being archived by the justice system but of which the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, came to say with total impunity that he was “sure.”