Espanyol outclassed a tough Montpellier (2-0) in their first pre-season game
Melamed and Villahermosa scored and Vinicius Souza especially excited the debutants
Clean and convincing win for Espanyol in their first Test of the summer. The pupils of Diego Martínez, for their first match at the helm of the blue and white ship, beat a tough Montpellier (2-0) who did not take the friendly as such. Demanding engagement which fortunately ended without injury and with hints of tangana to enter accelerated competitive mode. Melamed and Villahermosa certified a victory in which Vinicius Souza made his debut leaving a great sensation. Lecomte ran out of minutes.
Joan Garcia; Rubén Sánchez, Sergi Gómez, Calero, Oliván, Baré, Vinicius Souza, Nico Melamed, Darder, Jofre and Joselu. Also played: Oscar Gil, Cabrera, Puado, Embarba, Omar, Villahermosa, Simo, Pol Lozano, Warrick, Svensson.
Bertaud; Mendès, Germain, Mavididi, Chotard, Delaye, Fayad, Maouassa, Tchat, Cozza and Sakho. Also played: Carvalho, Souquet, Nordin, Ferri, Esteve, Bares, Leroy, Makouana, Loubatieres, Halhal, Allix, Khazari
1-0 M. 44 Melamed. 2-0 M. 83 Villahermosa.
Romero Freixas (Catalan). TA: Vinicius Souza (63′), Svensson (86′) / Mendes (15′), Chotard (42′), Khazri (63′). TR: Ferri (87′).
Dani Jarque Sports City. About 1,500 spectators.
Diego Martínez’s list was a warning to sailors. Aleix Vidal, Matías Vargas and Dimata canceled. doesn’t have them. Neither Vadillo, De Tomás and Vilhena, reinstated later, nor Pedrosa and Wu Lei, injured. Sadly, neither has Gori, a player in the youth team who tore the same cruciate ligament in his knee as last year. and will have to go through the operating room again. Dani Villahermosa, his replacement, ended up being the protagonist.
input, Diego Martínez opted for a 4-3-3 in which he made three of the four signing starts: Brian Oliván, Vinícius Souza and Joselu Mato. The Brazilian’s staging was particularly exciting, which left very good feelings in the midfield which he shared with some active players Keidi Bare and Sergi Darder, the latter with the captain’s armband. Oliván, with his counterpart on the right, Ruben Sanchezhave been assiduously in attack in what have been brushstrokes of what Espanyol will be under the Galician coach.
joseluwith a high head from a corner, had the clearest chance of the blues and whites until the goal of Melamed. The ’21’ was tasked with executing a free kick to perfection on the eve of the holidays which left nothing behind for Montpellier’s previous occasions, clearly dangerous, in charge of Videos there Chato.
In the second half, with the relevant carousel of changes, Puado was on the verge of doubling the income after a great expedition from the Calero defense. Ruben Sanchezalready a winger, took advantage of two chances while the France team came close to equalizing on a cross shot from Makouana.
beautiful villa, admitted in the half-time equator, caressed the goal with a shot that deflected a defender. Not the first but yes the second. In the home stretch, the youth team repeated their modus operandi and this time their insistence was rewarded with a favorable rebound which left the rival goalkeeper sold. shortly before Embarrassed He was looking for a genius with an outside shot that hit the crossbar. The worst, the Ferri’s kick without the ball in play to Pol Lozano who fortunately did nothing by not hanging it well. Red and out. Two defeats for Montpellier in this pre-season which started a week and a half before Espanyol.