Espanyol arrives at the Bernabéu in full institutional discord

The stand points to the board for the first time since taking over the Chen club, which lands on Monday. It is the worst crisis of Espanyol in years.

Far from raising his head in LaLiga with Pablo Machín, Espanyol lands at the Bernabéu at his most critical moment in recent seasons. For his nine points in LaLiga and because the defeat of last day against Osasuna led to the fact that, for the first time since Chen Yansheng acquired the club, in January 2016, the fans pointed directly to him and his managers as responsible for the situation.

The chants of "directive, resignation" was one of the most intoned in the Cornellà stand, which also criticized the players. An unease that moved to the outskirts of the stadium, where about 200 supporters demonstrated until the corporate general manager, Roger Guasch, and the vice president, Carlos García Pont, calmed down the mood.

Not even the impeccable march in the Europa League, where Espanyol paradoxically is undefeated and already qualified for sixteenths as first in the group, is a balm already for a swollen wound. And in this context, Chen lands on Monday in Barcelona to chair the annual shareholders meeting ...

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