Osasuna has eliminated Espanyol this Sunday without any problem and is planted in the round of 16 of the Cup. The Navarrese block, which has been superior to the locals, took advantage of two errors by the parakeets in the first half to make it 0-2. In the second part, a little story. Also, the meeting served to show the Blue and Whites, leaders of Second, the reality of First.
Osasuna left the ball to Espanyol in the early stages, but without much impact. And, in fact, it was the rojillos who went ahead on the scoreboard, in the 9th minute, on the first clear occasion of the match after a shot from inside the area by Javi Martínez. A play that was born from a ball that David López lost. It was the first goal that Over conceded with the parakeet shirt.
Espanyol kept looking for the rival goal, while Osasuna gave a more sense of danger. In the 20th minute, the visiting block was close to taking advantage of an error by Over, who missed an easy-to-catch ball. Jacoba Arrasate’s box was closer to a goal than Vicente Moreno’s block.
The first ball that went to the goal by the Catalans came in the 27th minute after a corner that David Lopez finished off with his head and forced Juan Perez to shine. And, on the next play, Osasuna’s second goal came. The Trujillo took advantage of a gift from Espanyol who tried a rehearsed play to set up a counterattack that ended in a pass from Roncaglia to Barja. The Navarrese did not forgive only Over. Before the break, Javi Martínez had a very dangerous foul, but he sent it over the crossbar. Espanyol’s defense suffered.
The second half started with a very little history. Vicente Moreno introduced a triple Embarba, and Darder, in search of solutions, but the meeting was practically seen for sentence. Even in the 55th minute, Jony put a good ball to Enric Gallego, but his shot went high. In ’67, Nico Melamed, who had just jumped to the green, sent a very dangerous center kick that was not found by a finisher. With two minutes remaining, RdT hit the post after a foul. The parakeets end their career in the Cup with a weak game.
Espanyol: Oier Oscar Gil, Cabrera, Calero, Didac Fran Merida, David LOpez (Darder 52 ) Wu Lei (Vadillo, 74 ), Melendo (Embarba, 52), Vargas (Melendo 66) and Puado (RdT, 52
2 Osasuna: Juan Perez Roncaglia (Nacho Vidal, 66 ) Unai Garcia, Rauul Navas, Manu Sanchez; Javi Martinez, Kike Barja (Ruben Garcia 84 ), Torro (Oier, 6) Jony (Roberto Torres, 75 ) Budimir (Inigo Perez, 66) and Enric Gallego.
Goals: 0-1 min. 9 Javi Martinez. 0-2 min. 28 Kike Barja
Referee: Melero López (Andalusian Committee). He admonished Gallego, Budimir, Javi Martínez de Osasuna and Óscar Gil y RdT, from Espanyol.
Match corresponding to the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey played at the RCDE Stadium without an audience in the stands due to the health restrictions derived from the covid 19 pandemic.