Europa League: Espanyol gets stuck on their return to Europe | sports


You can boast the Espanyol that beat Ajax as the team with the most games without knowing the defeat in UEFA competitions (22). However, on his return to Europe, after 12 years, the blue and white team could not pass the draw against Ferencvaros. David Gallego's frame began to be stunned, convicted of a goal in Javi López's own goal. He recovered from the hand of Matías Vargas. It was not enough for Espanyol.






Diego López, Javi López, Naldo, Dídac (Adrià Pedrosa, min. 66), Bernardo, Óscar Melendo (Jonathan Calleri, min. 55), Pol Lozano, Marc Roca, Granero, Wu Lei and Matias Vargas (Campuzano, min. 73 ).


Dibusz, Marcel Heister, Dvali, Miha Blazic, Endre Botka (Gergö Lovrencsics, min. 65), Daniel Ignatenko (Abraham Frimpong, min. 84), Dávid Sigér, Kharatin, Isael (Signevich, min. 64), Tokmac Nguen and Zubkov .

0-1 min. 9: Javi López (p.p.). 1-1 min. 59: Matias Vargas.

Nikola Dabanovic

Daniel Ignatenko (min. 40).

The Ferencvaros was not walking in Cornellà. Zubkov notified in advance. Isael insisted. But it was Javi López who sealed the superiority of the Hungarian team. They were 10 minutes of burden for Espanyol. David Gallego's team was lost on their return to Europe, foreseeable at the exit of the ball, without control of the game, or presence in attack. Only the irreverence of Canterano Pol Lozano and the power of Matías Vargas seemed to rebel against the lack of ideas of Espanyol.

The Ferencvaros did not change the dynamics after passing through the changing rooms. No fortune, this time, when the post rejected the magnificent free kick taken by Isael. It was then, at the time that it seemed that Espanyol was taking a heavy blow at its premiere in Europe, when Matías Vargas appeared to the rescue of technician David Gallego, increasingly questioned in the blue and white costumes. The Argentine needed two shots, the first head, the second after a noise after the bad rejection of the goalkeeper of Ferencvaros, to sign the tie. Another Espanyol appeared. He settled in rival field and stalked goalkeeper Dibusz. And the post appeared again. This time to deny Barn when the blue and white box was a tromba, motivated by Calleri. Espanyol, however, was left wanting. He remembered late.

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