In search of reaction in Barcelona

Nov 17 from 2020

The match between RCD Espanyol and Athletic Club is already a classic of women’s football. The two teams will meet tomorrow at 6.30 pm at the Dani Jarque Sports City after the postponement of the sixth day of the Primera Iberdrola on 8 November. The parakeet with a case of COVID-19 in its ranks asked the RFEF to postpone the crash. The meeting comes at a time when both teams will seek a reaction in Primera Iberdrola after the latest results. The lionesses lost their unbeaten record last week against Levante in Lezama and added another consecutive loss to Real Madrid on Sunday. After these two blows, those of Villacampa are in eighth place with 11 points. For their part, the parakeets accumulate four days without adding points in a table in which they occupy the fourteenth position.

The statistics against the Catalan team in Barcelona in the league in 18 games is 6 wins, 5 losses and 7 draws in favor of the zurigorri. In fact, it has not been lost in Sant Adrià de Besòs since the 2010-2011 campaign and the lionesses have accumulated three wins in a row in their last three visits. Last year those of Ángel Villacampa managed to overcome a 0 to 1 with the goals of Lucía García and Yulema Corres in the second half.

If not for the stoppage due to the pandemic and the subsequent decisions taken by the RFEF, RCD Espanyol would have lost the category last year, having added only 4 points in 21 days and not having managed to win a single match. One of those 4 points was achieved in Lezama in what was the last league clash before COVID-19 arrived (March 1).

The main objective of the Catalans this year is to forget last season and with Rubén Casado as the new coach at least not to go through such difficulties. However, we are talking about RCD Espanyol; a historic club that has won a league and six Queen’s Cups. In the sports field they have suffered many departures this summer but in addition to the contribution of the quarry players they have been able to incorporate interesting names such as Paula Nicart, from Valencia CF, Laura Fernández and Marta Turmo, who arrived from Madrid CFF or the Russian Karpova who came from Sevilla FC. On the other hand, this year the Barcelona team is playing their home matches on an artificial grass pitch.

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