14 May

Two steps to match the season with more games

first_imgThe top of the season I would be in 68 meetings, which would be equivalent to contesting the Europa League and Cup final, a situation as hypothetical as utopian considering the demands of the competitions and the distressing situation suffered by Espanyol in LaLiga, but reaching those 57 games is getting closer. Between the first meeting (July 25) and the last (May 24), 304 days will pass and the parakeet team has in its hand to go down in history getting the season with more official matches than ever. Approaching an average of playing an official match every five days. A record that will depend on the evolution of the team to really occur. The Espanyol will play 38 games from LaLiga, at least Europa League 14 (which would be more in case of eliminating the Wolves) and three of Copa del Rey (Again the figure would increase if Abelardo Fernández’s team passes the next round). That puts the season already on mathematical form in 55 meetings, very close to the record that was set in the 2006-07 campaign with 57, when the Blue and Whites reached the UEFA Cup final and reached up to 15 games in that competition. To this figure we must add the 38 League, two from the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona and two from the Copa del Rey against Rayo Vallecano. An elimination, that of Copa, which could cost, curiously, the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde.Leave the parakeet team behind 53 games that had disputed in the 2005-06 campaign, when he was champion of Copa del Rey with Miguel Ángel Lotina and alternated that competition with European participation. In total, the Blue and Whites played eight UEFA and seven Cup matches, to add up to those 53. It also buries the 50 disputed in the historic UEFA of 1988. This course that number of games has already been overcome taking into account that Espanyol has added six Europa League pre-matches, which can help to achieve the record of matches in the same course.last_img read more