and most pundits has condemned them to the Segunda next season. Their hopes of a fine showing in Europe was diminished with the lost to Arsenal (3:2) in the Champions League 1st leg Knock Out tie hosted by them a forth-night ago. This is in contrast to their performance in the
Primera last season, where they finished in a creditable and qualify for the Champions League.
Espanyol are not much better and has been languishing at 19th with 23 points like their host seems to be struggling to extradicate themselves from being relegated. Off late they seem to be have found their touch and has snatch some good results by beating strong teams the like of Valencia and restricting Real Madrid to a 2 goal win.