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Espanyol has gone to the Christmas break with a bitter aftertaste after the deserved defeat embedded in front of Celta last Friday, in Balaídos (3-1), giving an image that raised an avalanche of criticism.

He is still denied at home, a burden that has already turned on the alarms, but Vicente Moreno’s team He has one last chance this year to end the ‘gafe’, the match at Mestalla on the 31st.

In the last game of 2021 the parrots they must try to regain defensive strength that they had ‘walked’ in previous months. There is no other way, since the scoring ‘bloodletting’ received in the last two league games (six goals) has hampered the Blue and Whites’ performance. In Espanyol-Levante there was a 4-3 after the final arreón of the Catalan team, who was in tow for many minutes but ended up taking a duel where he fit too easily. But it did assert the RCDE Stadium factor.

Loren’s goal was useless in Balaídos

And where the bleeding was more painful was in Balaídos. Another three goals, one at the start of each period, the result of a lack of concentration and mistakes in defensive scores.

Undoubtedly, the main problem in the rear is enlarged at home. Logical then 14 of the 21 goals he has against the blue and white team have conceded them away from the RCDE Stadium. It is urgent to regain consistency behind