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'Messi came close to Espanyol loan' - Pochettino reveals he almost worked with PSG target

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Goal.com88 hits

A brilliant Trofeo Gamper display from the then-teenager convinced Barca to renege on a temporary deal struck with their city rivalsMauricio Pochettino has revealed he came close to taking Lionel Messi under his wing at Espanyol - while remaining silent on rumours linking his fellow Argentine to Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 champions are reportedly among the top candidates to land Messi ...Full Story »

Pochettino backtracks on claims he’d never manage Barcelona due to Espanyol past – but insists he never received offer

Posted Saturday, September 05, 2020 by hits

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has backtracked on claims he would never manage Barcelona due to his allegiance to rivals Espanyol. The former Tottenham boss had previously said that he would prefer to work on a farm than manage the Catalan giants. Mauricio Pochettino has backtracked on his claim that he wouldn't manage Barcelona The Argentine was linked to Barca after their dismal 8-2 loss to Bayern Mun...Full Story »

Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid: Casemiro sends Los Blancos two points clear

Posted Monday, June 29, 2020 by Goal.com100 hits

Casemiro grabbed the only goal in Real Madrid's latest thoroughly deserved win at Espanyol to open up a gap at the top of LaLiga. Real Madrid moved two points clear at the top of LaLiga on Sunday, capitalising on Barcelona's draw at Celta Vigo by beating the Espanyol 1-0. Zinedine Zidane's men led the league by virtue of their superior head-to-head record going into the weekend and were booste...Full Story »

Wolves progress despite Espanyol defeat

Posted Friday, February 28, 2020 by PA101 hits

Jonathan Calleri’s hat-trick failed to end Wolves’ Europa League dream as they reached the last 16 despite defeat at Espanyol.Former West Ham flop Calleri hit three to earn the hosts a 3-2 win in Barcelona on Thursday, as Wolves progressed 6-3 on aggregate.Adama Traore and Matt Doherty netted for the visitors, who now wait for Friday’s draw to discover their next opponents, eve...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Wolves - Neves insists Wolves cannot afford to think about CL qualification

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by PA114 hits

Ruben Neves has dismissed talk of Wolves’ Champions League charge. The midfielder has called for calm ahead of the Europa League clash with Espanyol. Wolves are 4-0 up from the first leg of their last 32 tie and face the LaLiga strugglers in Barcelona on Thursday. Winning the Europa League would earn a Champions League spot, while fifth place in the Premier League could also earn a pl...Full Story »

Wolves vs Espanyol - Nuno welcomes Wenger’s ideas to improve VAR

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2020 by PA133 hits

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has backed Arsene Wenger’s proposals to change VAR.The technology will be used for the first time in the Europa League this season on Thursday, with Wolves hosting Espanyol in the last 32.Wenger, FIFA’s chief of global football development, expressed a plan which would mean a player would be deemed onside if any part of their body is level or behind th...Full Story »

Espanyol hold 10-man Barcelona to derby draw after late leveller

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA79 hits

Espanyol dented city rivals Barcelona’s LaLiga title ambitions in a pulsating 2-2 derby draw at the RCDE Stadium.Wu Lei secured a precious point for the league’s bottom club two minutes from time after Barcelona had been reduced to 10 men by the dismissal of Frenkie De JongEspanyol were dreaming of a first derby win since February 2009 when David Lopez put them in front midway t...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Barca - Valverde set to give Stegen extended break to recover from tendon problems

Posted Saturday, January 04, 2020 by PA159 hits

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is set to take Marc-Andre Ter Stegen out of the firing line after revealing his goalkeeper has been playing despite a knee injury.Ter Stegen is expected to miss the derby clash at Espanyol on Saturday and next week’s Supercopa de Espana against Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia due to a tendon problem.Valverde said at his pre-match press conference on Fr...Full Story »

Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema goals guide Real Madrid to win over Espanyol

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA134 hits

Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol at the Bernabeu.Goals from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema secured Zinedine Zidane’s side a fourth straight league win, despite Ferland Mendy’s late dismissal.Real’s victory moved them temporarily three points ahead of Barca, who play later on Saturday, with the first El Clasico of...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Espanyol - Zidane will not stop Real Madrid star Bale from playing golf

Posted Friday, December 06, 2019 by PA91 hits

Zinedine Zidane says he will not stop Wales star Gareth Bale from playing golf in his spare time. Bale – who will miss Real Madrid’s LaLiga home match with Espanyol on Saturday through injury – admits playing golf is his passion and that his team-mates have nicknamed him ‘The Golfer’. Wales are set to prevent Bale from playing golf during Euro 2020 next summer, ...Full Story »

Real Betis defender Zou Feddal rescues late Espanyol point

Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by PA120 hits

Zou Feddal scored an equaliser four minutes into stoppage time to spare Sergio Canales’ blushes as Real Betis claimed a 1-1 LaLiga draw with Espanyol on Monday.Hosts Betis, who insisted last week that they would not sack under-pressure coach Quique Setien before the end of the season, fell behind after Canales’ careless pass across his own penalty area was intercepted by Borja I...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 Espanyol 0: Sanchez costs visitors as Messi strikes twice

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 by Goal.com173 hits

An initially frustrating outing ended in two goals for Lionel Messi and three points for Barcelona against Espanyol on Saturday. Lionel Messi and Barcelona were aided by a dismal error from Espanyol captain Victor Sanchez as they secured a patient 2-0 win in Saturday's Catalan derby. Blaugrana skipper Messi had missed Argentina's midweek friendly with Morocco and revealed he has been managin...Full Story »

Messi stars again as Barcelona claim derby honours over Espanyol

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 by PA111 hits

Lionel Messi surpassed 40 goals in a season for the 10th successive year as his brace secured Barcelona a 2-0 derby victory over Espanyol and moved them 13 points clear at the top of LaLiga.The Argentinian broke the deadlock in the 71st minute when his chipped free-kick attempt from the edge of the box was helped over the line by back-tracking Espanyol defender Victor Sanchez.Messi, who had been...Full Story »

Raul Garcia earns point for Athletic Bilbao in draw with Espanyol

Posted Saturday, March 09, 2019 by PA113 hits

Raul Garcia struck 10 minutes from time for Athletic Bilbao as they held Espanyol to a 1-1 draw at San Mames.Facundo Ferreyra scored his first goal since joining Espanyol from Benfica on a deal until June 2020 in the January transfer window, slotting low beyond Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin in the ninth minute.Bilbao were seemingly heading towards their second defeat in a row – having lo...Full Story »

Espanyol’s European hopes take a hit after draw with lowly Huesca

Posted Saturday, February 23, 2019 by PA115 hits

A 1-1 draw did little to help Espanyol’s fading European hopes or Huesca’s slim survival chances.Borja Iglesias and Wu Lei threatened but failed to hit the target early on for the hosts before Esteban Granero put them ahead after 20 minutes with a free-kick which found the top corner of the net.LaLiga’s bottom club responded well to the setback and Enric Gallego and Ezequiel Av...Full Story »

Benzema bags brace as Real Madrid beat Espanyol

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by PA124 hits

A rejuvenated Karim Benzema scored twice in a LaLiga match for the first time in almost five months as 10-man Real Madrid beat struggling Espanyol 4-2.The France international scored in the first half either side of Sergio Ramos’ header to register his first league double since September 1.Substitute Gareth Bale, in the squad for the first time since sustaining a calf problem on January 3,...Full Story »

Espanyol 2 Real Madrid 4: Benzema at the double for 10-man Los Blancos

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by Goal.com160 hits

Real Madrid cruised into third place in LaLiga after Karim Benzema inspired Santiago Solari's side to victory over Espanyol. Karim Benzema scored twice during a rampant first-half display as 10-man Real Madrid moved into third place in LaLiga with a 4-2 victory at Espanyol. Having lost 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last season, Madrid were quick to ensure they did not suffer a similar fat...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Real Madrid - Solari hails 'selfless' Benzema one of the top strikers

Posted Saturday, January 26, 2019 by PA231 hits

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari believes Karim Benzema is currently one of the world’s leading strikers and someone who makes the players around him better. Benzema notched his 13th goal of the season in all competitions in Thursday night’s Copa del Rey win against Girona. The France international has continued to be a standout performer for the European champions despite...Full Story »

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