In fact, against Granada, the parakeet team broke the season’s auction record. Up to 22 times they tested Rui Silva. To date, the premiere of Pablo Machín against Villarreal had brought the previous record, with 18. The operation of the team is more natural with Abelardo, although we must add the effect of Tomás, a player who goes to one goal per game and that in Los Cármenes summed up in 90 minutes everything it can offer: a penalty caused by him that he scored, a header to the post and another clear shot that cleared the Nasrid goal. With him, in the four games that Abelardo has been, the average number of shots per game is 13.5. The figure exceeds 11.6 that were registered with Machín and 11 with David Gallego, two stages in which the offensive operation was a problem recognized above all by the Soriano coach, who openly asked for a striker within a few weeks of Take charge. In the second half, with a Granada crouched after making 2-1, De Tomás himself crashed a ball to the post in a center of Embarba, while the game by bands brought shots from inside the area or from outside to those who lacked precision. A bombardment from all angles, the new seal of a Espanyol with more resources in attack.Last year, the average number of auctions was 12.4. Now with Abelardo is superior. Goals give salvation. Other positive conclusions can be drawn from the Espanyol auctions. While only four of the 22 were among the three suits, there was a wide variety in the attacks. In the first half, Espanyol was lethal to the backlash. Up to three times he could beat the Nasrid goal. First, in the penalty caused by De Tomás after receiving an in-depth pass from Darder. 0-1 Then, in another action of Calleri whose center Darder finishes him only with the left over the goal. And, the last one, one against one of De Tomás’ choice that Rui Silva clears. That 0-2 could have been definitive. “We have to congratulate our strikers,” started Leandro Cabrera, who has only been in Espanyol for three weeks. “We have to leave the goal to zero,” he finished. With the arrival of Raúl de Tomás and Adrián Embarba, plus the plus provided by players such as Jonathan Calleri, Sergi Darder, Wu Lei or Matías Vargas, Abelardo Fernández’s team is very clear about the recipe. After the winter market, and as a platform to achieve salvation, the parakeet group must simplify their game, defend without committing the mistakes of Los Cármenes and trust that their attackers will see the door. Goals are no longer a problem.