The Espanyol started its pre-season this Saturday with a victory against Montpellier in the Dani Jarque Sports City, with good feelings from the signatures and a triumph thanks to the goals of Nico Melamedat minute 44, and at beautiful villain 82.
All of the Diego Martinez, who worked only a week after his return from vacation, specified the guidelines of the following course: intensity, commitment and the search for notoriety in the field. More than a thousand parakeets enjoyed the triumph of their team.
Three of the four signatures of the Espanyol debuted in this impulse: Joselu, Olivan and Vini Souza. The goalkeeper The count he remained on the bench. They all showed enthusiasm and quality, especially the last one, who showed a great physical display in midfield, as well as criteria in the distribution of play and efficient in the ball flight.
also shone Nico Melamedwith a goal from a direct free kick in the 44th minute after a foul from Chotard. The youth team’s shot clearly broke through the barrier from the edge of the box and beat Bertaud. The goal put on track a clash that looked destined for a half-time goalless draw.
On restart, Puado He had one of the first chances of the second half, but the second goal was overdue. beautiful villa he scored in the 82nd minute and sealed the friendly match at the Sant Adrià facilities. Montpellier wanted to make up the light, without success.
Both coaches took advantage of the game, with hydration breaks, to try different tactical options and divide the minutes between their players. The duel ended in high revolutions and the direct expulsion of ferry with three minutes until the final whistle.
Espanyol, 2 – Montpellier, 0
RCD Espanyol: Joan Garcia; Rubén Sánchez, Sergi Gómez, Calero, Oliván, Baré, Vini Souza, Nico Melamed, Darder, Jofre and Joselu. Also played: Oscar Gil, Cabrera, Puado, Embarba, Omar, Villahermosa, Simo, Pol Lozano, Warrick, Svensson.
Montpelier: 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.
Goals: 1-0, min.44: Nico Melamed; 2-0, min.82: Villahermosa.
Arbitrator: Sent off Ferri (min.87). Romero Freixas. He warned Chotard (min.42), Vini Souza (min.63), Svensson (min.86).
Case : first pre-season friendly for Espanyol played at Ciudad Deportiva Dani Jarque in front of 1,500 spectators