The players, the coaching staff and some managers of Espanyol have visited this noon the Basilica de la Mercè to make an offering to the patron saint of the city of Barcelona and thank the promotion. After a ‘divine’ year for parrots, with brilliant numbers, this Thursday they took the opportunity to make an offering to the Vírgen de la Mercè, an already traditional act which also occurred after the first ascent, the last time the blue and white procession visited the Basilica. From that’s 58 years ago when the promotion was also offered on May 24, 1963.
The entire staff, captained by Vicente Moreno and its coaching staff, as well as sporting director Rufete and the CEO Josep Maria Duran, have been present at the emotional event. The CEO, in addition, has delivered a Espanyol shirt to Father Fermín Delgado, master of ceremonies.
“It is a token of appreciation, following a tradition. We were born in this city, we are founders of the League. We would like to celebrate it with the fans, but we had to do a private event, “explained Durán. Meanwhile he father Fermín He recalled that “you score the goals, but surely the virgin helps you. This is a way to beatify your work ”.
On the sporting level, Espanyol will try to certify the alirón and be the champion of LaLiga Smartbanx next Monday, in the match that will face Tenerife at home. With a win, it will already be mathematically first.