Alavés clings to the category like a straw but tomorrow they will have to pay close attention to Real Sociedad-Cádiz because, in case the Andalusians win, the Glorious will be a Second Division team. It is what has been earned this season after playing very irregularly and being a very weak visitor. He has barely added six points with one win and three draws.
But it is also clear that the albiazul team is one at home and one away. They already beat Villarreal two weeks ago and did it again against Espanyol, who were left with ten players as soon as the second half began due to Yangel Herrera’s second yellow card. That allowed him to have poise throughout the duel and get to throw twelve corner kicks in the match.
Miguel put the locals ahead in minute 7 and, one later, Escalante was about to finish off the job with a shot that narrowly missed him. In the 13th match came Tenaglia’s silly penalty that resolved the VAR. RDT did not forgive and tied the duel. The truth is that in the first half everything happened as the referee annulled a goal by Luis Rioja due to a prior foul on the goalkeeper. If the local team had taken the initiative at the beginning, then Espanyol took the tone of the game and had more arrivals.
The red to Herrera 16 seconds after the restart left the parakeets without arguments. That and some changes like removing RDT. Jason, Joselu, Miguel and Lejeune warned but the one who scored was, once again, Gonzalo Escalante. He has five goals and that he arrived in the winter market in January. Too bad it later broke (he gave the feeling of breaking fibers because there was no contact) so he was replaced.
Espanyol was scared until the end, especially with the seven minute discount that Pizarro Gómez gave. But the parakeets are not to shoot rockets either and, with one less, much less. Mathematically saved, thanks to Mallorca’s subsequent draw against Sevilla, but with only one away win all season. The Glorious clings to the miracle but could go down tomorrow. If not, we will have to wait for a new life or death outcome on Sunday in Valencia with Levante.
Ruben Sanchez (48′, Aleix Vidal), David Lopez (48′, Oscar Melendo), Tony Vilhena (74′, Melamed), Fran Merida (74′, Calero), Marc Urena (75′, Miguel De La Fuente), wu lei (75′, From Thomas), Martin Aguirregabiria (82′, Jason), Pineapple (82′, Escalante), Peter Pons (96′, Luis Rioja)
1-0, 6′: Miguel De La Fuente1-1, 13′: of Thomas2-1, 58′: climbing
Referee: Valentin Pizarro Gomez
VAR Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
yangel herrera (29′, Yellow) Alex Vidal (39′, Yellow) Mamadou Loum (40′, Yellow) yangel herrera (45′, Red) The guard (88′, Yellow) Marc Urena (93′, Yellow