The ‘Parakeets’, meanwhile, have the same numbers as their classic rival, although with one more game: 17 units after 4 wins, 5 equalities and 4 falls. However, they have worse goal difference. In their recent match, Espanyol beat Granada 2-0 and moved away from the bottom of the table.
Now, with the presence of Xavi Hernández on the bench, they hope to have that change in the steering wheel necessary to be able to direct things and start to rebound. “I have told the players to be calm and that I trust them. (…) We are very excited to start well. I’m happy with what I’ve seen in training, “said the strategist in a press conference prior to the match.
The Catalans do not live a good present in the Spanish tournament, since they march in the ninth box with 17 points product of 4 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats. In their last presentation they let the victory slip away against Celta de Vigo and ended up equaling 3-3.
Xavi Hernández will debut as FC Barcelona coach this Saturday, November 20, when he faces RCD Espanyol, at the Camp Nou, for matchday 14 of LaLiga Santander in Spain. The game is scheduled to be played from 3:00 p.m. (local time) and will be broadcast by DirecTV Sports and Movistar LaLiga. In addition, you will be able to follow all the live streaming incidents in El Comercio minute by minute. Find out all the details about this new edition of the Catalunya classic below.
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This is Xavi Hernández’s first call for his debut in Barcelona.