This is because he dropped out more than ten months after he suffered a knee injury in the pre-season, but the Sunday night match for Real Madrid is also one that will be a little emotional for the 24-year-old.
Marco Asensio’s every game is unique
Each game that Marco Asensio plays in this final part of the season is unique. This is because he dropped out more than ten months after he suffered a knee injury in the pre-season. But the Sunday night match for Real Madrid is also one that will be a little emotional for the 24-year-old. Espanyol is like another home for Asensio, what he felt when he was recovering from an injury. It was in Barcelona that he played his first minutes in LaLiga, and in the summer of 2015, Real Madrid signed him from Real Mallorca and then loaning him to Los Periquitos for the season. It was at Espanyol that Asensio made friends who did not forget him when he tore the cruciate ligament in Washington. The 2015/16 campaign was extraordinary for the Balearic Islander.
He had ups and downs
September 19, 2015, coming on as a substitute in his first two games, and then missing the match against Real Madrid, Asensio started for the first time in LaLiga. The rivals that day were Real Sociedad, and he had an assist, and he repeated the same feat in his next match against Valencia. Asensio’s season was so good that Vicente del Bosque included him in the preliminary squad of Spain for Euro 2016. So he was at a touching distance from the choice among 23. The playmaker completed the LaLiga campaign with four goals and, most importantly, 13 assists, as Espanyol finished 13th in the table. Real Madrid was precise and decided to return Asensio to the club for the 2016/17 season. A campaign that resulted in Los Blancos winning the Champions League and LaLiga.
Then two seasons of ups and downs followed, and he began to show once again what he was capable of during the pre-season in Montreal last summer, but then came the trauma and the dark months. On Sunday night, Asensio returns to another home, against an Espanyol, which scored on goal in September 2019.