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Rubi confirms Huesca departure ahead of Espanyol move

Espanyol could announce the appointment of Huesca manager Rubi as their new head coach as early as next week, according to MARCA. The former Espanyol B player and coach has already confirmed that he will depart the newly promoted minnows in an emotional press conference on Friday. “We won’t be here next year,” he revealed, as quoted by MARCA. “I can’t make the club wait for so long, we achieved promotion on Monday and [on Friday] my agent told the owners. “I’m excited to say goodbye to the fans and…

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Benfica agree move for Aaron Martin

Benfica have agreed a €9m deal for Espanyol defender Aaron Martin, but will hold off announcing the deal. Talks have been ongoing since January and the deal could include the option for Espanyol to take Benfica’s younger players on loan. Marca report that a deal has been reached, but will be announced when Alex Grimaldo has completed his move to Italian side Napoli from the Portuguese outfit. Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona have previously shown interest in Martin, who has now agreed terms to play in Portugal. His exit…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: Biggest Attendance Change of the Year – Real Betis

Barcelona may have produced one of their best seasons in recent memory, romping to the La Liga title losing just one game (5-4 at Levante on Jornada 37) but the crowds in the stand dwindled with over 200,000 less fans making their way through the Camp Nou turnstiles than last season. Despite this, the Catalan club still had the most fans over the course of the season, averaging 268 more fans per game than Real Madrid. La Liga in general however was well watched in the stadiums in 2017/18, totalling…

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Athletic Bilbao 0-1 RCD Espanyol: Ziganda ends catastrophic season with another defeat

Athletic Bilbao suffered their 15th defeat of the season in their second-worst season in La Liga history, only finishing the campaign in 16th place courtesy of a one-goal head to head advantage with Leganes. David Lopez’s ninth-minute header proved decisive as the central defender pulled away from Xabier Etxeita to find yards of space in the box and convert from Pablo Piatti’s corner. That wasn’t the only chance for the Catalans as Leo Baptistao, Oscar Melendo and La Liga’s most used player in 2017/18, Gerard Moreno, all had chances as…

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Atletico Madrid 0-2 Espanyol: Managerless visitors stun poor Atleti

Following their progression to the Europa League final, Atletico Madrid suffered a first home defeat in the league against Espanyol, with their grip on second place continuing to loosen. Diego Simeone made four changes to the side that defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the Europa League semi-final second leg on Thursday, with Sime Vrsaljko and Felipe Luis returning to the starting line-up following their respective suspension and injury. Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres started the match up front, with Diego Godin, Saul, Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann all retiring to the…

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Girona 0-2 Espanyol: Espanyol’s new manager bounce hits Girona’s European dreams

The first game in the post-Quique Sanchez Flores era was a success for Espanyol as the Pericos ended a five match run without scoring as Gerard Moreno’s brace earned a Catalan derby victory. Girona have stuttered in recent weeks as pressure has increased on their dreams of Europe and it appeared to be taking its toll as chance after chance went begging with Christhian Stuani among those to grasp at chances early on. Just moments before the half-time whistle, Gerard Moreno broke the deadlock as Sergi Darder’s free-kick from deep…

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Espanyol 0-1 Eibar: Lomban goal enough for visitors to remain in Euro race

A first half goal from David Lomban secured the three points for Eibar in their match with Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium. Quique Sánchez Flores’ side have collected eight points from the previous 15 available, including wins against Real Madrid and Real Sociedad. The former Watford manager made four changes to the side that were defeated 1-0 to Getafe on Sunday, with Pedro Rios, Aarón Martin Caricol, Victor Sanchez, and Pablo Piatti replacing Marc Navarro, Didac Vila, Jurado and Oscar Melendo. Tonight’s visitors have only picked up a point from…

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Experienced Ramis faces off against unusually out-of-form Moreno

With Eibar and Espanyol’s European hopes dying as quickly as they had begun, Tuesday’s dead rubber clash provides chance for both to experiment. Quique Sanchez Flores has watched his Espanyol deteriorate from being on the brink of the Europa League places to ten points separating them from relegation. Despite elimination from La Liga being highly unlikely, the Catalan club need to turn their fortunes around and without a win in their last four and no goals either, Flores’ position could be up for question. One player they will be hoping…

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Espanyol vs Eibar: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

With Eibar and Espanyol’s European hopes dying as quickly as they had begun, Tuesday’s dead rubber clash provides chance for both to experiment. Quique Sanchez Flores has watched his Espanyol deteriorate from being on the brink of the Europa League places to ten points separating them from relegation. Despite elimination from LaLiga being highly unlikely, the Catalan club need to turn their fortunes around and without a win in their last four and no goals either, Flores’ position could be up for question. WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2018 / KICK-OFF AT 18:30…

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