Muñiz Fernández starred in another stellar performance in the Espanyol-Sevilla
Espanyol and Sevilla drew 2-2 in the preview of matchday 15 of the Liga BBVA. But maybe, the highlight was not the result, but the embarrassing performance once again by Muñiz Fernández, the most mediatic referee in the League and possibly one of the worst too.
The Andalusian team began commanding in Cornellá-El Prat. But nevertheless, On the few occasions that Espanyol enjoyed, the prize went to the Mexican Javier Aguirre's team, who made his debut as a coach in front of his fans. In the minute 12, a push from Fernando Navarro on Verdú, who controlled a cross from Colotto, ended in penalty. Verdú himself put the 1-0 the score.
The goal stopped Sevilla's push. Espanyol grew and lit up Cornellá. But the joy was short-lived. The referee began an embarrassing performance and put the reply in the blue and white area: Stuani's penalty for grabbing Kondogbia and Rakitic's draw. The boards returned in the minute 23.
In the minute 38, the referee, Cesar Muniz Fernandez, he showed the second yellow card to Reyes for taking out, supposedly, before time a fault. The winger and his bench were visibly outraged. as seen in the images, the Asturian ordered to remove, Reyes hit the ball and was booked with a ridiculous second yellow. no time for more, Míchel had to reorganize his team to play with ten for the entire second half.
Espanyol knew they had a good opportunity to keep the three points. Vasco's block came out very plugged in and locked up Sevilla, although it lacked punch. The strategy solved these deficiencies: at 60, Simao finished off a corner from the right.
Diego López was very close to catching the Portuguese's header (1-2).
The Andalusian team had no choice but to look towards Cristian Álvarez's goal. Míchel refreshed the attack, who accused playing with one less, and changed Baba for Negredo. Sevilla left more spaces and ran more risks, I had no other options, and the Catalan team took advantage of it with dangerous occasions.
Virtually all the visiting team did in the remainder of the game was a long shot from Rakitic. Gunpowder was a local monopoly. Verdú threatened the rival goal several times with precision and Longo, who entered by Stuani, constantly scrutinized visiting defenders.
But the last surprise was missing. Something that Blue and White fans are already getting used to this season. Negredo tied the match in the minute 92 forcefully finishing off a Coke center from the right wing (2-2). A new jug of cold water for Espanyol, that follows as colista, and oxygen for Michel.