Espanyol opens with victory against Montpellier and good feelings


    Espanyol opens with a win against Montpellier and good feelings

    this Saturday his preseason with a victory against Montpellier at the Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque, with good feelings from the signings and a win thanks to goals fromNico Melamed, in minute 44, and Villahermosa, in minute 82.

    Diego Martínez's team, who has barely been on the job for a week after returning from vacation, left her job. The guidelines for the following course are clear: intensity, commitment and search for protagonism in the field. More than a thousand parakeets enjoyed the triumph of his team.

    Three of the four signings of the Espanyol made their debut in this pulse: Joselu, Oliván and Vini Souza. The goalkeeper Lecomte stayed behind. on the bench. All showed enthusiasm and quality, especially the last one, which exhibited a great physical display in the midfield, as well as criteria in the distribution of the game and effective in stealing balls. Nico Melamed, with a goal from a direct free kick in the 44th minute after a foul by Chotard . The youth squad's shot exceeded clearly the barrier from the front and beat to Bertaud. The goal was on track. a clash that seemed destined for a scoreless draw at the break.

    After the break, Puado had one of the first chances of the second half, but the second goal was made to wait. Villahermosamarked in the 82nd minute and sentenced the friendly at the Sant Adrià facilities. Montpellier insisted to cover up the light, without success.

    Both coaches took advantage of the game, with hydration breaks, to try different tactical options and distribute the minutes between their players. The duel is over. with high revs and the direct expulsion of Ferri with three minutes to go before the final whistle.

    Espanyol, 2- Montpellier, 0

    RCD Espanyol: Joan Garcia; Rubén Sánchez, Sergi Gómez, Calero, Oliván, Baré, Vini Souza, Nico Melamed, Darder, Jofre and Joselu. Also played: Óscar Gil, Cabrera, Puado, Embarba, Omar, Villahermosa, Simo, Pol Lozano, Warrick, Svensson.

    Montpellier : Bertaud; Mendes, Germain, Mavididi, Chotard, Delaye, Fayad, Maouassa, Tchat, Cozza, and Sakho. Also played: Carvalho, Souquet, Nordin, Ferri, Esteve, Bares, Leroy, Makouana, Loubatieres, Halhal, Allix, Khazari.

    Goals : 1-0, min.44: Nico Melamed; 2-0, min.82: Villahermosa.

    Referee: He expelled the referee. to Ferri (min.87). Romero Freixas. admonished to Chotard (min.42), Vini Souza (min.63), Svensson (min.86).

    Incidences: first Pre-season friendly for Espanyol played at the Ciudad Deportiva Dani Jarque before 1,500 spectators


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