Son Moix tests Espanyol’s sense of smell

Son Moix will test this Friday (8 pm, M. LaLiga) the most prolific attack of the last six years in Segona, that of a Spaniard who will visit Mallorca without Wu Lei, summoned with the Chinese team, but with the novelty of Loren Morón. The brand new Espanyol striker will be part of the expedition that will travel to Palma this Friday morning after completing a single training session with the rest of the group. Vicente Moreno sees him fit to compete and it is not ruled out that he has minutes in the second half. The rest of the week had been part of Betis’ usual work dynamics.

After starting the season with two draws, against Osasuna and Villarreal, which left a sweeter after sour aftertaste, the white-and-blues want to debut their winning streak in a stadium where they won last season (1-2) thanks to two goals from Puado and Dimata. Two strikers who aim to repeat ownership after the good match completed against Villarreal and the good final stretch of the season that starred last season. Far from fighting for a place as companions of Raúl de Tomás in attack, both have proved to be compatible in a 4-4-2 that this year could be the reference drawing of Vicente Moreno, who last year opted mostly for 4-2-3-1.

Matching the many points he has with other offensive players such as Embarba, Melamed and Melendo will be a great challenge for a Vicente Moreno who is not very supportive of giving up the team’s defensive balance. Whoever plays upstairs knows that he also has to lean on defense. The white-and-blue coach celebrates having a wide range of offensive options: “The ones above are complete. Anyone can play with another by their side. It is a matter of occupation of spaces. They are reference players who can play from behind, again or on the sidelines ”.

The arrival of Loren Morón will bring new records to a Spaniard who has accumulated 19 shots (of which only six in goal) in the first two days, but is one of the six teams that still do not know what it is to score in this league.

Moreno’s gratitude to Mallorca

Espanyol’s visit to Mallorca will not be an ordinary match for Vicente Moreno, who experienced two promotions and a relegation at the head of the Balearic team. The current white-and-blue coach has avoided referring to the controversy generated by his signing for Espanyol and has been grateful for the treatment he received from the club, the players and the fans of Mallorca during his stay in Son Moix. “Going back is always a pleasure and a reason to be happy. It will always be a special match for me. I have a lot of affection for the part of the squad that remains from my stage, in the club and in the city, who treated me very well “, he admitted in the preview of the match.

It will be the first time that the public of Son Moix will be able to see Vicente Moreno live since he left for Espanyol, as last year’s match in Segona was played behind closed doors due to the pandemic. In recent hours, there have been long queues to collect tickets to attend a match that can accommodate about 8,700 local spectators, the equivalent of 40% of the total capacity.


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