Summary of the match Espanyol vs Girona (2-2). GOALSHalftime
Espanyol de Barcelona could not take the Derby against Girona, drawing 2-2 as part of Matchday 16 in LaLiga, a duel with important history for Mexico, since César Montes made his debut as a Periquito player in the Spanish League.
The bad news is that the tie does not help Espanyol much, which is 18th place in the standings, by allowing equality at home and thus maintaining the danger of relegation.
Montes entered six minutes from the end, when his team was still winning 2-1, and he did it for Fernando Calero, after warming up on the strip several minutes before.
The match played at the RCDE Stadium was very eventful, and that’s how it began when just 6 minutes into the match, the goalkeeper, Álvaro Fernández, saved a header from Valentín Castellanos, which was Girona’s first warning.
The Parakeets responded when Martin Braithwaite shot at the goal by Paulo Gazzaniga, and by a miracle the first of the night was not sung in Spain.
Little by little Girona was better and at 26′, Rodrigo Riquelme put it on the post, after Álvaro’s deflection, and the visit at Espanyol’s house was increasingly dominant.
It was at 32′ when Girona scored. Toni Villa did it inside the area in a good play between Aleix García and Castellanos, who left his teammate, and he did not fail to make it 1-0.
In the second half, Espanyol tied the game when, at 51′, Javier Puado, recently admitted, finished off a ball inside the area, after Braithwaite’s shot and a Girona player rebounded.
Gazzaniga saved his team at 63′, when Calero finished off a Sergi Darder cross, and the Argentine appeared to maintain equality.
At 76′, Joselu made it 2-1 for Espanyol with a good header. A great play between Puado and Brian Oliván, who gave in from the right side to his teammate.
Montes entered at 84′ with the intention of gaining greater defensive strength, although the taste did not last long, since at 85′, Yangel Herrera made the final 2-2 with a header from Yan Couto’s cross.