Espanyol started the new season with two points from three played matches. After two goalless draws (vs Osasuna and Villarreal), they lost 1-0 on the road against Mallorca in the last game. According to the stats, that match was fairly even.
Still, the home side secured all three wins with Daniel Rodriguez’s goal from the 27th minute. Atletico Madrid started the 2021-22 season with seven points. After two wins (2-1 vs Celta Vigo and 1-0 against Elche), they played 2-2 at home against Villarreal.
The home side dominated in the third round. They had 23 shots on the goal, while guests had only two. Still, Villarreal was close to record a win, but guests Aissa Mandi scored their own goal in the game’s final moments.