Espanyol travels to Madrid this Saturday after the last training session of the week to play the final in Vallecas. A term now that is definitive, taking into account that there are only four games left for the end of the championship and, depending on the results that occur this weekend, if the blue and white team does not add victory, salvation could already be two victories away. For it, Luis García has a big setback, advanced during the week and confirmed in the squad list: Martin Braithwaite does not travel.
The Danish forward suffers a hamstring injury in his left leg and his period of absence is uncertain. He could miss the remainder of the League, but what is already one hundred percent certain is that he will not be in Vallecas. The loss of the second goalscorer for the parrots will be covered by Javi Puado, who has accumulated three goals in the last four days, and is going through one of the best streaks of his years in the First Division. Rubén Sánchez is left out again while Dani Gómez and Joan Garcia return, who did not enter the derby against Barcelona.
The players who will travel will be Óscar Gil, Pedrosa, Cabrera, Calero, Denis Suárez, Puado, Keidi Bare, Joselu, Darder, Vini Souza, Pacheco, Brian Oliván, Lazo, Dani Gómez, Pierre-Gabriel, Expósito, Nico Melamed, Aleix Vidal, Montes, Sergi Gómez , Álvaro Fernández and Luca Koleosho.
The big question will be to know what lineup Luis García will have after the plan of the three center-backs and the three midfielders with “good footing” did not go well in the derby. formation and style that had given them results against Getafe and in Seville until the changes. The coach could go back to the initial idea in a field with his peculiarities and against a rival who dominates the spaces and the suffocating pressure on the rival.