Needed five minutes Osasuna to send the canvas to Spanish. It was when he returned from the locker room the team of Jagoba Arrasate traced the duel in Cornellà. And then, the reddish painting had no mercy with Pablo Machín's boys. If with up to 10 players, after the childish expulsion of Roncaglia, Osasuna put in the shop window the anguish of a team without football or soul, who does not know what he wants or what he plays, send the inexperienced David Gallego or a fight coach like Machin Osasuna thrashed without hesitation to Espanyol (2-4), which adds nine points in The league, is five of salvation and still has not won a match in Cornellà.
Diego López, Calero (Óscar Melendo, min. 62), Bernardo, David López, Víctor Sánchez (Jonathan Calleri, min. 53), Darder, Adrià Pedrosa (Piatti, min. 67), Marc Roca, Pipa, Wu Lei and Campuzano .
Juan Pérez, Roncaglia, Pervis Estupiñán, David García, Nacho Vidal (Jon Moncayola, min. 59), Rubén García, Brasanac, Oier, Roberto Torres, Adrián (Raúl Navas, min. 54) and Chimy.
1-0 min. 19: Marc Roca (p). 1-1 min. 45: Rubén García. 1-2 min. 48: Chimy. 1-3 min. 83: Jon Moncayola. 1-4 min. 91: Roberto Torres (p). 2-4 min. 92: Jonathan Calleri.
Mario Melero López
Víctor Sánchez (min. 24),
Roncaglia (min. 18),
Rubén García (min. 79) and
Jon Moncayola (min. 89).
Frightened by the bad results in his stadium, especially because he used to start the misguided duels, Espanyol came out gripped by Osasuna. It was used by the Navarrese team to settle in the blue and white field, rough in pressure, without chalk, in any case, to break the dubious Machín lag. It took a quarter of an hour to take the fright out of Espanyol. Then, the ball began to suffer, closer to the climbs than the grass, without owner or destination. Darder did not appear in the Blue and Whites set or Roberto Torres in Osasuna, no work for Diego López and the young Juan Pérez, which premiered this First Sunday. Osasuna lost the goalkeeper in the warm up. Herrera resented the muscular injury that had afflicted him and his place went down the crossbar was occupied by the red-haired squad.
And, when boredom reigned in Cornellà, the VAR appeared. No one expected it. Not even Espanyol players, much less Osasuna. Pedrosa released a good center for Wu Lei who bounced off Roncaglia and the Chinese nodded at Pérez's hands. Not a protest. Two minutes later, when the ball stopped, Las Rozas warned referee Melero López that the Argentine defender had touched the ball with his hand. Penalty for Espanyol, goal by Marc Roca. It was the first time in the season that the blue and white team sang a target before the 30th minute. It costs Peru the Machín boys to approach the rival goal and, when they get it, they lack aim, as in the head shot of Pedrosa who did not hit the three sticks when goalkeeper Pérez was already defeated. Osasuna, however, was not on a ride in Cornellà, Roberto Torres demonstrated that he crashed a strong shot into the crossbar.
The phobia that Espanyol had managed to hide in the first half, materialized at the dawn of the second. In less than five, Osasuna traced the duel. First Rubén García sent the good center of Estupiñán to the network and then Chimy Ávila comfortably surpassed Diego López after taking advantage of Bernardo's grotesque mistake that poorly measured the power bar in a pass to his goalkeeper. Distressed Espanyol Roncaglia appeared again to lend him a hand. A senseless strike to Campuzano of the Argentine earned him the second yellow. Nor did he react to the Catalan cadre. Dizzy players, Machin did not help with the changes. The Blue and Whites did not know if they played with three centrals or with four defenders, if the starting point of the game was Darder or Marc Roca or if one had to look for Calleri to pivot or Wu Lei to attack space.
Osasuna is strong with the strong, much more with this fragile Espanyol. With 10 players, the Navarrese team undressed the lack of ideas and rebellion of the blue and white. The fury of the fans overflowed when Darder granted another gift, this time to Moncayola to sentence the duel and potentiate the anguish of Espanyol. A hobby in love with the board and with the players, who even celebrated Roberto Torres' penalty goal after Piatti's lack of Avila. The final goal of Calleri calmed nothing. "Mercenary players", "resignation directive", sang the RCDE Stadium. Bad time, on the eve of traveling to the Bernabéu and with the derby just around the corner after the Christmas break.