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Matchday 6 | SUN 25.09.2016








SAT 24.09.2016 | PREVIEWS

Fine spectacle in store at the RCDE Stadium

This fixture sees two enterprising sides go head-to-head as Sanchez Flores's Espanyol take on Berizzo's Celta in a fixture in which the touchline battle promises to be just as intriguing as any of the on-field duels.


SAT 24.09.2016

Team News:

- RCD Espanyol: Pablo Piatti (injured).

- RC Celta: Fabian Orellana, Claudio Beauvue and Carles Planas (all injured).

Match Facts:

Espanyol (15th, 5 pts.)

- Los Pericos would appear to have the measure of Celta, with the Catalans boasting a six-game unbeaten home record in LaLiga fixtures against the Vigo outfit (five wins and a draw).

- This week was a special one for Espanyol captain Javi Lopez, after the veteran made his 200th appearance for the club in the midweek triumph over At.Osasuna.

Celta (17th, 4 pts.)

- Iago Aspas would seem to relish coming up against Espanyol. The striker has struck once in each of his last three LaLiga outings against the Barcelona side.

- The importance of putting in good first-half performances is often talked about within the game, and as one of the three sides in the division - along with At.Osasuna and CD Leganes - to have failed to score a first-half goal this term, Celta will be looking to put that right here.

- Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Eduardo Berizzo insisted that, "With the quality they've got up top, they're a side that don't need many chances to score. Their strikers are clinical and pose a real threat. As a team they press very well and are strong in the middle of the park."

Getting to the RCDE Stadium:
Address: Av. del Baix Llobregat, 100, 08940 Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona
Metro: Line 5
Tram: T1 and T2
Train (Renfe): R4 and R7
Stadium location here.

Time: 20:45 CET
Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Referee: Undiano Mallenco, Alberto
TV:  Watch the game in your country.
Hashtag: #EspanyolCelta
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