Javi López, who was captain of Espanyol and one of the players with the most appearances in the club’s history (2009-2020), is living a frenetic last few hours in Australia, the country of residence for two seasons when he signed for Adelaide United. The A-League has organized a popular vote to form an All Star that will face FC Barcelona on Wednesday, May 25framed in the tour that the Barça entity will do once the League has finished.
The right-back is one of the pre-selected players, but he has the drawback that most of the votes will go to the players from the country, considering that they have more pull. There are less than six hours left before the vote closes (5:00 p.m.), but the 36-year-old footballer, who values continuing one more campaign at his club, maintains the hope that from Spain You can also receive votes that make it possible to reproduce one of the most special matches for Javi López. You can vote at the following link.
The Andalusian’s last derbies date from the 2019-20 campaign, that of Espanyol’s relegation. Two games with different flavor. The first of these, played at the RCDE Stadium, the player returned to the starting team after a long absence, put in a good performance and the result was positive for Abelardo Fernández’s team (2-2). But, already with Francisco Rufete on the bench, Javi López experienced his most bitter day as a professional footballer at the Camp Nou. He did not play that day, but as captain he had to go out and speak after relegation to Second Division was completed.
In his parakeet career, the only club in which he has played in Spain in the First Division, the right-back faced Barcelona up to 14 times, but he did not achieve any victory taking into account the disastrous streak of the Blue and Whites in the derbies since 2007. Now Javi López, when it seemed that he would no longer have the chance to return to that special match, he can face Barcelona again, even if it is in Australia and with another shirt.