An inhospitable January, a February in the open to go back

Espanyol is coming from signing its second worst start to the year in the Cornellà era, and it faces three starts, two of them against Mallorca and Sporting.


Defeat, victory, defeat and defeat. Such is the sequence of the month of January of Espanyol, yes, in case only LaLiga is counted - with the Copa del Rey, another defeat would be added, the one suffered against Osasuna (0-2) in the round of 16. Las Palmas (1-0), Girona (1-0) and Rayo Vallecano (2-3) have dismounted from the leadership a parakeet that continues to rise directly thanks to its only victory, against Castellón (2-0). It is the second worst start of the year in the Cornellà era. And a February with curves is coming, but with the obligation to overcome.

Only in 2016, with a devastating background under the command of Constantin Galca, did Espanyol have a worse January, with two points out of 15 and defeats like 6-0 against Real Madrid. But in First, of course. The current three points out of 12 at stake are equaled, however, by the team of Joan Francesc Ferrer 'Rubi', which in 2019 was going through its particular sinkhole of results, which made him fear for the descent but which he straightened out until reaching Europe. Even last season, in the debut of Abelardo Fernández, the numbers accompanied in the month of January, with five points out of nine, no defeats and meritorious results like 2-2 against Barcelona or 1-2 in Vila-Real.

February must necessarily be better for a Espanyol who has no choice but to win again regularly. But it will not be easy. It will start by visiting, next Monday, a Lugo who occupies the eleventh place but is six points away from the promotion promotion, which he longs for, and which has become extraordinarily strong in the Anxo Carro.

Then, on Sunday the 14th, Mallorca awaits you, in the match between those who are currently first and second classified. The following week he receives Sabadell, which struggles to save itself. And he closes the month in El Molinón, against Sporting, right now sixth to eight points behind the parrots. Three games of four at home. But no excuse for direct promotion.

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