Espanyol says goodbye to Europe despite winning the Wolverhampton discount - La Provincia
The Spanish beat (3-2) this Thursday at Wolverhampton to dismiss at least with victory his career in the Europa League with three goals from Calleri, far from tracing the 4-0 of the first leg in the round of 16, to focus already on the complicated ballot of saving the category in The league.
Those of Abelard, with a team of unusual as in English lands, they responded to the little public that met at the RCDE Stadium, with a correct and fulfilling performance, which left the victory in the 91st minute and the condition of plugging in Calleri. Before the loss of Raúl de Tomás, the Argentine goals seem key in the league.
There was a miracle of miracle in Cornellá, when Calleri made it 1-0 at 15 minutes, but Adama Traore made the 1-1 almost immediately. It was only six minutes of dreaming of the pass to eighths, to escape from the league reality, but the game was again a procedure. Nuno Espírito Santo He also rotated his Wolves, thinking of the Premier, while Espanyol, a five-point colista of salvation, reserved his eleven for the Atlético de Madrid.
The farewell of the continental return after 12 years seemed inevitable. Calleri cheated fate with 1-0, after a first warning, by finishing off a center in Pedrosa. Playing center forward, Traore He signed 1-1 in a weak defense of Calero. The central was not fine, as Naldo also suffered during the match.
Forced to an unfeasible win, Espanyol lost interest in the grass and the Wolves did not give it either. A low pace brought the second part, where the English came back in danger. A penalty on David Lopez however, he allowed Calleri's double and the Catalans saw a continental victory nearby.
The game was long for unusual players and the gifts came for the draw of Nuno. A throw-in of Kilman He left Doherty 2-2 and a decision by Pedrosa left Pedro Neto no opposition to score, but pardoned without goalkeeper. Calleri appeared in the discount to give the triumph to Espanyol in his farewell.
--Outcome: Espanyol, 3 - Wolverhampton, 2. (1-1, at rest).
Espanyol: Andrés Prieto; Víctor Gómez, Calero, Naldo, Pedrosa; Melendo (Pipa, min. 75), Víctor Sánchez (Lozano, min. 61), David López, Darder (Wu Lei, min. 67); Vargas and Calleri.
Wolverhampton: Rui Patricio; Doherty, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Vinegar (Saiss, min. 58), Dendocker, Gibbs-Wite (Net, min. 64), Moutinho, Adama (Jordao, min. 78) and Podence.
1 - 0, min. 16, Calleri.
1 - 1, min. 22, Adama Traore.
2 - 1, min. 57, Calleri (penalty).
2 - 2, min. 80, Doherty.
3 - 2, min. 91, Calleri.
--Referee: Marco Guida (ITA). He admonished Víctor Sánchez (min.40), Vargas (min.66) and Calleri (min.66) by Espanyol. And Adama Traore (min. 6), Kilman (min. 56) and Gibbs-White (min. 63) at Wolverhampton.
-Stadium: RCDE Stadium.