The fans applauded the team after the extra effort made. The coach and the players transmitted a message of tranquility, of unity, similar to the one that the CEO, José María Durán, released on Saturday in statements to AS. Espanyol had just lost to Atlético de Madrid, to stay with two points out of 12 possible, but the sensations were good. And that the team is done with a dangerous statistic.
* Data updated as of September 13, 2021
On paper, this Espanyol already adds less points than at this point, once the first four days have been played, I had achieved with David Gallego on the bench just two seasons ago, in the year of the descent. So, I had four units because they had just defeated Eibar, in Ipurua (1-2), after having lost to Sevilla (0-2) and Granada (0-3), and having drawn against Alavés (0-0). Now the two points are derived from draws against Osasuna (0-0) and Villarreal (0-0), and the consecutive defeats against Mallorca (1-0) and Atlético (1-2).
But the comparison with Gallego is not only won by Moreno in terms of sensations, but in another record. Thanks to goal by Raúl de Tomás, in the 39 'of the match against Diego Simeone's men, prevents Espanyol from equaling or exceeding the parrots' record for minutes without scoring a goal in LaLiga history. The current set stopped the clock at 309 ', for the 346' it took him two seasons ago with the Súria coach, also on matchday four, when Facundo Ferreyra scored in the 76th minute for Eibar-Espanyol.
From Ortí to Solsona
By minutes this Espanyol has exceeded the previous records of minutes without marking. The one with the 1944-45 season stayed at 271 ’, since Ortí scored in minute 1 of matchday four, against Deportivo de la Coruña. A year later, they reached 283 ’, when Blai scored in the 13 'against Celta. AND in the 1970-71 academic year, it was Dani Solsona who in minute 6 of a Gijón-Espanyol stopped the bad streak at 276 '.