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    Barcelona (AP) - Some injury news came out after the game on Sunday. Sergi Darder, who left Sunday's match after the 4th minute with a foot injury has been ruled out for up to two months with a broken toe. He got caught in a scramble in front of the Espanyol goal and got stepped on. It looks like youngster Alex Lopez may get to fill his role in the midfield.

    Oscar Melendo was approached by Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday and the club announced that they were willing to pay the release clause in his contract of $13M to Espanyol. Manager Raul Tamudo met with Melendo Sunday evening and the sides worked out a four-year contract extension for the 22-year-old Spaniard to remain at Espanyol. It is believed that he did get a slight bump in salary and his role at the club has been revised to satisfy both him and his agent.

    Raul Tamudo was named the August La Liga Manger of the Month. He led Espanyol to a victory in their Europa League Qualification tie with Cork City, sending Espanyol into the Group Stage. The team went (0-1-1) in league play, losing at home to Sevilla and defeating Rayo Vallecano on the road.

    The team will now have off for two weeks for the International Break. The only player leaving for duty is Irish striker Sean Maguire. Maguire's agent recently told the club that his client has been unhappy with his client's playing time and if things do not change, he may ask for a transfer during the January window.
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 4

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    Ipurua (Capacity: 7,083)

    Jeremie Boga celebrates his first goal as a member of RCD Espanyol.

    45' - (ESP) - J. Boga
    54' - (EIB) - S. Enrich


    Eibar, ESP (AP) - RCD Espanyol's struggles in La Liga continued on Saturday evening in Eibar as they drew 1-1 with SD Eibar at Ipurua. A defensive match with very few good scoring opportunities frustrated Espanyol and some people are pointing at Raul Tamudo's decision to get rid of proven talent that has Espanyol struggling early on.

    This game seemed to be played mostly in the midfield between the boxes for most of the first half. Oscar Melendo had Espanyol's best scoring opportunity in the 28th minute as he managed to get in alone on Marko Dmitrovic, but Dmitrovic was able to somehow stop him to keep the match scoreless.

    Defender Ludwig Augustinsson gave Eibar a great chance to take the lead in the 39th minute, coming up from his left back position to crack one from just inside the Espanyol box, but Edu Frias got a hand on it to knock it wide.

    As the half was drawing to a close, Estaban Ponce dribbled into the Eibar box and towards the end line, he turned and tried to center the ball, but defender Paulo got in the way and panicking, tried to clear it. It went straight to Jeremie Boga, who hit a laser into the lower right corner to give Espanyol the lead.

    It wouldn't stay that way for long. Early in the second half Daniel Royer took the ball down the left flank for Eibar. He passed it pass to Sergi Enrich trailing the play. He one-timed it from just inside the box past a diving Edu Frias to tie the match at 1-1 in the 54th minute.

    Espanyol had a couple of great chances to retake the lead but failed. Sean Maguire split the Eibar defense and was in all alone in the 59th minute, but his left footed shot went just wide of the post. Then in the 68th minute, Jeremie Boga seared one just over the crossbar.

    Final shots ended up 8-7 in favor of Espanyol, but the shots on target were 5-3 in favor of Eibar. Marc Roca earned Man of the Match honors for Espanyol (1-2-1, 5 pts) who sit in 13th place after four match days. SD Eibar (1-1-2, 4 pts) are in 14th place.

    Up next for Espanyol is a trip to Belgium on Thursday for the opening of Europa League group play at Club Brugge. They return to La Liga action next Sunday at home as they will host Valencia CF.

    La Liga Match Day 4 Results:
    Athletic Bilbao 1:1 Celta Vigo
    Valencia CF 1:2 Atletico Madrid
    UD Las Palmas 2:1 FC Barcelona
    Rayo Vallecano 2:2 Villarreal CF
    Real Madrid 3:0 Girona
    Alaves 1:1 Real Sociedad
    Real Sporting 1:2 RC Deportivo
    Sevilla 1:2 Real Betis
    Real Valladolid 1:2 Getafe
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    2019-20 UEFA Champions League: Match Day 1 Results:
    Dortmund 2:2 Olympique Lyon
    RSC Anderlecht 1:0 FC Barcelona
    CSKA Moscow 1:1 Manchester City
    SL Benfica 1:2 Schalke
    Sporting CP 2:0 Torino
    PAOK 0:2 Tottenham Hotspur
    Spartak Moscow 0:2 Bayern Munchen
    Inter Milan 2:1 Ajax
    Shakhtar Donetsk 2:3 Real Madrid
    PSG 2:0 Leverkusen
    Galatasaray 1:2 Manchester United 2
    Napoli 2:0 Real Betis
    FC Kobenhavn 1:2 Juventus
    Liverpool 5:1 Lokomotiv Moscow
    Dinamo Zagreb 0:1 Atletico Madrid
    AS Monaco 2:0 FC Porto
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    Jan Breydel Stadium (Capacity: 29,062)

    Oscar Melendo comes through in injury time with the match winner.

    38' - (CLB) - F. Acheampong
    52' - (CLB) - H. Vanaken
    56' - (ESP) - J. Boga
    70' - (ESP) - S. Maguire
    90'+ - (ESP) - O. Melendo


    Bruges, BEL (AP) - RCD Espanyol scored three second half goals to erase a two goal deficit to stun Club Brugge 3-2 on Thursday evening at Jan Breydel Stadium on the opening day of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League group play.

    Club Brugge pressed from the start and played a game that Espanyol usually does not see. Brugge held a possession advantage in this one and pressed Espanyol into early mistakes. They outshot Espanyol 8-0 over the first 25 minutes and had two great chances to take the lead. Frank Acheampong was in alone on Edu Frias in the 8th minute, but Frias deflected his shot just wide. Theo Hernandez then cleared a ball off the line in the 15th minute off of a header from Hans Vanaken to keep the match scoreless.

    Espanyol would finally get their first shot in the 29th minute as Carles Alena sent Emmanuel Boateng in alone on Karlo Letica, but he forced Boateng to send the ball just wide.

    Club Brugge broke through in the 38th minute as Frank Acheampong got behind the Espanyol defense on a counter attack and perfect long ball from Kaveh Rezaei, He slipped the ball past Edu Frias to put Club Brugge up 1-nil. Acheampong was making his Club Brugge debut after transferring from Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA on August 31st.

    Espanyol had a couple of great chances late in the half to level it. Alena sent in Boateng again but he missed just wide. Alena then intercepted a ball at the top of the Brugge box, but his shot sailed just wide, left of the post.

    Club Brugge would add to their lead just after the half as Hans Vanaken headed home a corner to make it 2-nil. It looked as though Brugge would be on their way to an impressive win on a rainy night in Bruges. But it was not to be.

    Espanyol finally unlocked the Brugge defense just minutes later, as Carles Alena sent a long ball into Jeremie Boga. Boga sent a left footer into the far side netting to get Espanyol on the scoreboard. In the 70th minute, substitute Sean Maguire took a pass from Alena and split the Brugge defense, then chipped it over Karlo Letica to level the match and silence the crowd.

    Club Brugge would have a couple of great chances to retake the lead. Frank Acheampong missed from nine yards out in the 80th minute, and after Edu Frias made a stop on Maxi Urruti, the rebound went straight to Stefano Denswil, but his volley sailed just over the bar.

    Then in injury time, Oscar Melendo dribbled into the Brugge box, lost the ball, then stole it back. He dribbled twice then fired a left footed shot that deflected off of defender Stefano Denswil and got past keeper Karlo Letica to put Espanyol in front.

    The improbable goal sent Espanyol to a huge opening match victory and to the top of the Group A table. Club Brugge outshot Espanyol 19-13 and held a possession advantage, the first game that Espanyol did not hold a possession advantage this season.

    Espanyol returns to La Liga action on Sunday as they will host Valencia CF at RCDE Stadium.

    Europa League Group Stage Match Day 1:
    Malmo FF 1:0 Besiktas
    Lech Poznan 1:1 TSG Hoffenheim
    KAA Gent 2:2 Viktoria Plzen
    AS Saint-Etienne 1:1 Arsenal
    Hertha Berlin 1:1 FC Basel
    Brondy IF 0:2 AC Milan
    V. Guimaraes 1:2 Nottingham Forest
    Legia Warszawa 0:1 RB Leipzig
    KRC Genk 1:0 Panathinaikos
    IF Elfsborg 1:1 Olympique Marsaille
    Dynamo Kyiv 1:0 Basaksehir
    FC Zurich 0:2 Villarreal CF
    AZ 1:0 SK Rapid Wien
    Santa Clara 2:1 Lazio
    PSV 1:0 Rosenborg BK
    MKE Ankaragucu 0:2 Chelsea
    RB Salzburg 1:1 Celtic
    AIK 0:2 SC Braga
    Standard Liege 2:0 BSC Young Boys
    Sparta Praha 1:0 Roma
    Feyenoord 1:1 Rangers
    De Graafschap 2:2 Valencia CF
    Fenerbahce 3:0 Slavia Praha
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 5

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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Emmanuel Boateng scored the lone goal in a big Espanyol victory.

    38' - (ESP) - E. Boateng

    17' - (ESP) - Marc Roca (Yellow)
    88' - (ESP) - E. Boateng (Yellow)

    Barcelona, ESP (AP) - Espanyol picked up a huge win on Sunday afternoon, defeating Valencia CF 1-nil at RCDE Stadium to extend their unbeaten streak to seven matches across all competitions. Emmanuel Boateng was in the right place at the right time as he put away a rebound in the 38th minute for the lone marker.

    Youngster Mario Diaz got the start on the right side today and he was very good. He had an excellent chance in the second minute that Norberto Neto just got a hand on. He then was unmarked near the penalty spot in the 31st minute, but his one-timer sailed just wide of the left post.

    Emmanuel Boateng would get Espanyol on the board in the 38th minute. Alex Lopez dribbled into the box and took a right footed shot that Neto saved, but the ball deflected right to Boateng at the top of the six. He calmly put it in the back of the net to give Espanyol the lead.

    Valencia CF would outshoot Espanyol in the opening half 6-3, but never really challenged Edu Frias.

    Emmanuel Boateng had a couple of nice chances in the second half, but could not add to his goal total. He missed just wide in the 56th minute, then got denied by Neto in the 74th minute.

    Valencia CF would not go down quietly though. Geoffrey Kondogbia hit a rocket from 27 yards out in the 81st minute that curled just wide of the left post. Goncalo Guedes should have tied it in injury time. Timothy Fosu-Mensah tried clearing a ball from the box, but his header went right to Guedes. Edu Frias somehow got a hand on the volley to deflect it over the bar to keep Espanyol ahead. On the ensuing corner, Kondogbia ripped a rocket from just outside the box that hit the corner of the crossbar and post and deflected away as the final whistle blew.

    The win was manager Raul Tamudo's first over Valencia and moved Espanyol up into ninth place in La Liga (2-2-1, 8 pts) after five match days. Valencia CF fell to (2-0-3, 6 pts) and sits in 14th place.

    Espanyol will have no time to celebrate this victory as they play on Tuesday in Madrid against second place Real Madrid (3-2-0, 11 pts). The Periquitos won last year in Madrid, 2-1.

    La Liga Match Day 5 Results:
    Real Betis 1:0 Rayo Vallecano
    Real Sociedad 1:2 SD Eibar
    Girona 2:2 Real Valladolid
    Atletico Madrid 0:0 Real Madrid
    FC Barcelona 1:0 Real Sporting
    RC Deportivo 2:2 Sevilla
    Getafe 1:0 Athletic Bilbao
    Villarreal CF 2:2 Alaves
    Celta Vigo 2:0 UD Las Palmas
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 6

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    Santiago Bernabeu (Capacity: 81,044)

    Carles Alena cracks home the match winner.

    31' - (RMA) - L. Vasquez
    48' - (ESP) - A. Lopez
    60' - (ESP) - C. Alena

    56' - (RMA) - A. Odriozola (Yellow)

    Madrid, ESP (AP) - Espanyol has done it again. On Sunday afternoon, Espanyol went into Santiago Bernabeu for the second straight season, and came out with a stunning 2-1 victory over Real Madrid. This time, Espanyol rallied from a one goal halftime deficit to win and extend their unbeaten streak to eight matches.

    Real Madrid, sitting in second place in La Liga, struck first in the 31st minute. Lucas Vasquez got his head on a cross from Vinicius Junior and placed it just inside the near post to give Real Madrid the lead.

    Espanyol's best chance in the opening half was a Jeremie Boca chance in the 39th minute. He got behind the Madrid defense, but sailed his shot just over the bar. Madrid held a possession advantage and outshot Espanyol 6-3 in the opening half.

    Shortly after halftime, Espanyol would strike back and it stunned the home crowd. Carles Alena found Alex Lopez at the top of the box. Lopez dribbled once and struck a right footed rocket into the top right corner to level the match. It was Lopez's second La Liga goal and fourth in all competitions this season.

    In the 57th minute, former Real Madrid player Theo Hernandez charged up the left flank and was tackled from behind as he got into the box, by Alvaro Odriozola. Odriozola received a yellow card and Espanyol was awarded a penalty. Carles Alena stepped up, but Thibaut Courtois guessed right and stopped Alena's try to keep the match level. It was the third time that Alena has failed on a penalty this season in all competitions.

    Carles Alena would make up for it moments later. In the 60th minute Marc Roca sent a long through ball that Alena ran onto. He dribbled into the box and hit a left footer howitzer past a helpless Courtois to put Espanyol shockingly ahead.

    From that point forward, Espanyol would hold the lead and kept their shape defensively, limiting any good scoring chances by Real Madrid.

    Espanyol, with the victory, improved to (3-2-1, 11 pts) and is tied with Real Madrid in second place in the La Liga table. Up next is their third match this week as they return home to take on Real Valladolid (1-4-1, 7 pts) on Saturday. The club then hosts Malmo FF next Thursday in Match Day 2 of UEFA Europa League group play.

    La Liga Match Day 6 Results:
    Real Valladolid 2:1 Atletico Madrid
    Valencia CF 2:0 Real Sociedad
    Sevilla 1:1 FC Barcelona
    Getafe CF 1:1 Celta Vigo
    SD Eibar 1:0 Villarreal CF
    Alaves 1:2 Real Betis
    Rayo Vallecano 0:2 RC Deportico
    Real Sporting 2:0 UD Las Palmas
    Athletic Bilbao 2:1 Girona
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    Copa de Espana Opening Round Results:
    Cadiz 3:2 Albacete
    Real Oviedo 2:1 Tenerife
    Nastic 1:2 Mallorca
    CF Rayo 1:1 Almeria (CF Rayo advances 5-4 on penalties)
    Malaga 4:3 Lugo
    Levante 2:0 Extremadura
    Numancia 2:0 Cordoba
    Elche 1:2 Huesca
    Granada 2:1 Leganes
    Osasuna 2:1 Reus
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 7

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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Sean Maguire scored his first La Liga goal on the campaign.

    11' - (ESP) - C. Alena
    21' - (VLL) - O. Plano
    51' - (ESP) - S. Maguire
    74' - (VLL) - G. Tucudean
    90'+ - (ESP) - M. Roca

    63' - (VLL) - M. Ward (Yellow)

    Barcelona, ESP (AP) - Espanyol ran their unbeaten streak to nine matches on Saturday evening as Marc Roca scored late to send Espanyol to a 3-2 victory over feisty Real Valladolid at RCDE Stadium.

    Carles Alena got things started early on as he cracked one into the top corner just 11 minutes into the match, after a great pass from Marc Roca. Real Valladolid would equalize ten minutes later when Oscar Plano beat Edu Frias near the top of the box and slipped the ball past him.

    Espanyol had a couple of additional scoring chances in the half as Sean Maguire rolled one just wide in the 23rd minute and Marc Roca got setup perfectly from Sean Maguire in the 34th minute, but his shot got deflected just over the bar.

    Edu Frias absolutely robbed Mohamed Yattara in the 48th minute as the Valladolid midfielder was in alone on Frias, but the keeper somehow got a hand on the ball to deflect it just wide.

    In the 51st minute, Carles Alena dribbled through the midfield, and found Oscar Melendo. Melendo dribbled into the box, stopped and sent a nick cutback pass to Sean Maguire, who spun at the top of the six to get space, and then hit it low and into the right corner past a diving Jodi Masip to put Espanyol back in front, 2-1.

    But Real Valladolid would not go away and they got their reward in the 74th minute as George Tucadean headed one past Frias, off of a perfectly lofted pass in from Riccardo Meggiorini, to level the match at 2-2.

    It looked like we were headed for a draw, but in injury time, Espanyol came through. This time it was Sean Maguire running hard down the center of the pitch. His through ball sent Marc Roca in on Masip and his left footed shot beat the Valladolid keeper to give Espanyol the lead and victory.

    Marc Roca was named the Man of the Match with the match winning goal, and he also had an assist. Sean Maguire had a goal and assist also. He has been enjoying an extended run as of late, with the injury to Sergi Darder, and he has been making the most of it.

    Espanyol will return to UEFA Europa League action on Thursday evening as they will host Malmo FF at RCDE Stadium.

    La Liga Match Day 7 Results:
    Real Sociedad 0:1 Real Madrid 1
    Real Betis 2:1 SD Eibar
    RC Deportivo 2:1 Alaves
    Celta Vigo 2:1 Real Sporting
    Atletico Madrid 2:1 Athletic Bilbao
    Villarreal CF 0:1 Valencia CF
    UD Las Palmas 2:1 Sevilla
    Girona 1:2 Getafe
    FC Barcelona 5:0 Rayo Vallecano
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    Copa de Espana: Round of 32 Draw (October 31 and December 4):
    Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Zragoza
    Real Betis vs. Real Oviedo
    Getafe CF vs. Deportivo Alaves
    RCD Espanyol vs. CF Rayo
    Atletico Madrid v. Real Madrid
    Villarreal CF vs. CD Numancia
    Girona FC vs. RCD Mallorca
    Real Sporting vs. AD Alcorcon
    Celta Vigo vs. Granada CF
    Valencia CF vs. SD Huesca
    Athletic Bilbao vs. Levante UD
    UD Las Palmas vs. Cadiz CF
    Sevilla FC vs. RC Deportivo
    SD Eibar vs. CA Osasuna
    FC Barcelona vs. Malaga CF
    Real Valladoid CF vs. Real Sociedad
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    2019-20 UEFA Champions League: Match Day 2 Results:
    Olympique Lyon 0:0 RSC Anderlecht
    FC Barcelona 2:0 Dortmund
    Manchester CIty 2:1 SL Benfica
    Schalke 2:0 CSKA Moscow
    Tottenham Hotspur 4:1 Sporting CP
    Torino 0:2 PAOK
    Bayern Muchen 2:1 Inter Milan
    Ajax 2:1 Spartak Moscow
    Leverkusen 2:1 Shakhtar Donetsk
    Real Madrid 0:1 PSG
    Manchester United 2:0 Napoli
    Real Betis 1:1 Galatasaray
    Juventus 1:0 Liverpool
    Lokomotiv Moscow 2:1 FC Kobenhavn
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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Carles Alena had a goal and assist in Espanyol's victory.

    3' - (ESP) - A. Lopez
    45' - (ESP) - C. Alena
    66' - (ESP) - E. Boateng


    Barcelona (AP) - RCD Espanyol struck early and cruised to a 3-nil victory over Malmo FF on Thursday evening on match day two of the group stage of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League at rainy RCDE Stadium.

    Marc Roca got Espanyol going early as he found Alex Lopez making a run from the midfield. He led him with a perfect pass that Lopez one-timed past Johan Dahlin just three minutes in to give Espanyol a 1-nil lead. They would go on to dominate the opening half, and got a reward just before the half as Roca setup Carles Alena with an easy tap in goal in the 45th minute. Espanyol outshot Malmo FF 7-3 in the opening 45 minutes, with Malmo getting none of those shots on target.

    Carles Alena had a glorious chance to make it 3-nil in the 59th minute as he ran through the box unmarked, but he smashed a shot just wide of the left post. Seven minutes later, Frank van der Meer setup Emmanuel Boateng, and he sent a bullet into the top right corner to but Espanyol up by three.

    Malmo FF's lone goot scoring chance came in the 84th minute when Soren Rieks found himself alone with Edu Frias, but Frias was able to make the save and keep the clean sheet, his third in four Europa League appearances.

    Espanyol returns to La Liga action on Sunday at Athletic Bilbao as they take a break from Europa League action. Their next match in the Europa League will be in three weeks as they host Besiktas.

    Notes: Timothy Fosu-Mensah suffered a pulled quad in training this week and he will likely miss about three weeks of action. The new acquisition was expected to be in the lineup for the club's Europa League match up with Malmo FF. Taking his place in the line up was Mario Hermosa.

    Europa League Group Stage Match Day 2:
    Besiktas 0:2 Club Brugge
    TSG Hoffenheim 3:1 KAA Gent
    Viktoria Plzen 1:0 Lech Poznan
    Arsenal 2:1 Hertha Berlin
    FC Basel 2:0 AS Saint-Etienne
    AC Milan 4:1 V. Guimaraes
    Nottingham Forest 1:2 Brondby IF
    RB Leipzig 2:2 KRC Genk
    Panathinaikos 2:2 Legia Warszawa
    Olympique Marsaille 2:0 Dynamo Kyiv
    Basaksehir 3:0 IF Elfsborg
    Villarreal CF 1:1 AZ
    SK Rapid Wien 3:0 FC Zurich
    Lazio 2:0 PSV
    Rosenborg BK 2:2 Santa Clara
    Chelsea 2:0 RB Salzburg
    Celtic 1:2 MKE Ankaragucu
    SC Braga 2:2 Standard Liege
    BSC Young Boys 1:1 AIK
    Roma 2:0 Feyenoord
    Rangers 0:0 Sparta Praha
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 8

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    San Mames (Capacity: 53,289)

    Markel Susaeta seals it for Athletic Club, ending Espanyol's unbeaten streak.

    59' - (ATH) - R. Garcia
    63' - (ESP) - A. Lopez
    88' - (ATH) - I. Muniain
    90' - (ATH) - M. Susaeta

    12' - (ESP) - F. Benkovic (Yellow)

    Bilbao, ESP (AP) - Espanyol saw their 10 match unbeaten streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as they gave up two late goals and fell 3-1 at San Mames to Athletic Bilbao. Iker Muniain's goal in the 88th minute broke a 1-1 draw and helped Bilbao earned full points.

    This match went to the half scoreless with both sides feeling each other out as a heavy rain fell in Bilbao.

    The second half would open up a bit, beginning in the 47th minute as Oscar Melendo got in alone on Iago Herrerin, but his shot got deflected over the bar. Raul Garcia then had a great chance in the 50th minute with Edu Frias knocking his shot just wide. Unai Nunez then headed the ensuing corner off of the woodwork.

    Athletic Club would finally unlock Espanyol in the 59th minute when Iker Muniain sent a long ball into the box. Raul Garcia got on the end of it and caught Edu Frias in no man's land, heading it over the Espanyol keeper and into the net to put Bilbao in front 1-nil.

    It did not take lone for Espanyol to answer. In the 63rd minute, Carles Alena hit one off the inside of the left post. The rebound fell right to Alex Lopez, who tapped it in to level the match after Athletic Club led for just four minutes.

    It would remain tied until very late and it looked like both teams would earn a well deserved point, but it was not to be. Inaka Williams found Iker Muniain in the box in the 88th minute and he beat Edu Frias with the left foot to put Bilbao in front. They would add an insurance marker in injury time as Markel Susaeta raced down the right side and took a perfect headed pass from Inaka Williams and launched a cracker past Frias to make it 3-1.

    Athletic Bilbao outshot Espanyol 15-5, including 11-2 in the second half. Inaka Williams earned Man of the Match honors, assisting on both of the late Bilbao goals.

    The teams will now have off until October 19th for the International Break. Espanyol (4-2-2, 14 pts) will return home to host Getafe CF, before returning to Europa League action against Besiktas. Athletic Bilbao improved to (2-2-4, 8 pts) and escaped the relegation zone with the victory.

    La Liga Match Day 8 Results:
    Getafe CF 1:2 Atletico Madrid
    Girona 1:2 Celta Vigo
    Sevilla 3:1 Real Sporting
    SD Eibar 1:1 RC Deportivo
    Real Madrid 2:2 Villarreal CF
    Alaves 1:2 FC Barcelona
    Valencia CF 1:0 Real Betis
    Real Valladolid 1:2 Real Sociedad
    Rayo Vallecano 1:1 UD Las Palmas
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 9

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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Lucas Alario stunned Espanyol with the late equalizer.

    62' - (ESP) - T. Hernandez
    89' - (GET) - L. Alario

    6' - (ESP) - Pipa (Yellow)
    53' - (GET) - V. Antunes (Yellow)

    Barcelona, ESP (AP) - Espanyol surrendered a late equalizer, dropping points as they settled for a 1-1 draw with Getafe CF on Saturday afternoon at RCDE Stadium. Lucas Alario scored the equalizer on a gorgeous volley past a helpless Edu Frias in the 89th minute for the visitors.

    The teams battled to a scoreless draw in the opening half with Getafe CF outshooting Espanyol 6-2 with both sides sharing possession equally.

    Espanyol came out after halftime and seemed to pick up the pace. Alex Lopez got free in the box in the 49th minute, but his left footed shot sailed just over the bar. In the 62nd minute, Jeremie Boca sent a nice through ball down the left wing to Theo Hernandez making a run from the back. Hernandez dribbled into the box along the touch line and chipped it past keeper Leandro Chichizola to put Espanyol up 1-nil.

    Oscar Melendo missed on a glorious chance in the 68th minute, curling a right footed shot just wide.

    Getafe CF held a shot advantage in this one, but never really seemed like a threat to score until late. In the 84th minute, Lucas Alario got free in the penalty area, but his left footed shot rolled just wide of the right post. Minutes later, Angel took the ball down the right wing and centered a ball into the box that Alario got on the end of, volleying it past Edu Frias to level the match.

    Getafe (4-2-3, 14 pts) would outshoot Espanyol 13-6, including a 6-1 advantage on shots that were on target.

    Espanyol (4-3-2, 15 pts) returns to UEFA Europa League action on Thursday evening as they will host Besiktas JK at RCDE Stadium. They return to La Liga action next Sunday as they travel to Catalonia to take on struggling Girona (1-1-7, 4 pts), who currently sit in 19th position in the La Liga table.

    La Liga Match Day 9 Results:
    RC Deportivo 0:1 Valencia CF
    Real Betis 2:2 Real Madrid
    Atletico Madrid 3:1 Girona
    Real Sporting 1:2 Rayo Vallecano
    TC Barcelona 4:0 SD Eibar
    Real Sociedad 1:2 Athletic Bilbao
    UD las Palmas 1:2 Alaves
    Celta Vigo 1:2 Sevilla
    Villarreal CF 3:0 Real Valladolid
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    2019-20 UEFA Champions League: Match Day 3 Results:
    Olympique Lyon 1:0 FC Barcelona
    Dortmund 2:2 RSC Anderlecht
    SL Benfica 2:1 CSKA Moscow
    Schalke 1:1 Manchester City
    Sporting CP 0:1 PAOK
    Torino 0:1 Tottenham Hotspur
    Ajax 1:2 Bayern Munchen
    Inter Milan 3:1 Spartak Moscow
    Leverkusen 1:2 Real Madrid
    PSG 3:0 Shakhtar Donetsk
    Real Betis 1:2 Manchester United
    Napoli 1:0 Galatasaray
    Liverpool 4:0 FC Kobenhavn
    Lokomotiv Moscow 1:1 Juventus
    FC Porto 0:1 Atletico Madrid
    AS Monaco 4:1 Dinamo Zagreb
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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Gary Medel scored the match winner as Besiktas earned full points on Thursday evening.

    9' - (BJK) - C. Erkin
    15' - (ESP) - T. Weah (Pen)
    77' - (BJK) - G. Medel

    21' - (ESP) - M. Diaz (Yellow)
    41' - (ESP) - J. Calavera (Yellow)
    42' - (ESP) - T. Fosu-Mensah (Red)
    62' - (ESP) - A. Pedrosa (Yellow)

    Barcelona (AP) - Fielding mainly their "B" team, Espanyol dropped a 2-1 decision to Besiktas JK on Thursday evening at RCDE Stadium on UEFA Europa League group stage match day three. Gary Medel scored late against an Espanyol team down a man to help Besiktas earn their first points of the Europa League campaign.

    Besiktas JK got out in front in the opening minutes as Ricardo Quaresma raced down the right wing and crossed a ball across the front of the Espanyol goal. Caner Erkin settled the ball, then drilled it past Espanyol's backup keeper Arsene Soro, to put Besiktas up 1-nil.

    In the 15th minute, Kenny Tete tackled Alex Lopez from behind in the penalty area. The foul would give Espanyol a penalty, but incredibly did not see Tete sent off. Timothy Weah calmly stepped up and placed it into the left corner to level the match.

    Jordi Calavera picked up a yellow card in the 41st minute for a hard foul on Gokhan Tore. Moments late, Timothy Fosu-Mensah tackled Tore from behind and was sent off. Manager Raul Tamudo was incensed. Espanyol would have to play the final 48 minutes down a man.

    Besiktas JK almost grabbed the lead just before halftime as Oguzhan Ozyakup one-timed a ball just inside the six yard box that Arsene Soro somehow deflected wide to keep the match level. Besiktas outshot Espanyol 9-1 in the opening 45 minutes and held a possession advantage.

    The teams played a very conservative second half with a lot of midfield play. But as time wore one, Espanyol looked to wear down and Besiktas began to find open space. In the 77th minute, Gokhan Tore cracked a ball off the post. Soro dove and missed the ball, with the rebound falling right to the foot of unmarked Gary Medel. He tapped it in to give Besiktas the lead.

    In the 86th minute, Espanyol midfielder Damia was pulled down in the Besiktas box with no call. Again, Espanyol players and coaches protested to no avail. Besiktas would hold on to earn the full three points and drop Espanyol to (2-0-1, 6 pts) and into a tie with Malmo FF atop the Group A table.

    Besiktas outshot Espanyol 17-3, including 8-1 in shots on target.

    Espanyol returns to La Liga action on Sunday as they travel to Girona.

    2019-20 UEFA Europa League Match Day 3 Results:
    Club Brugge 0:1 Malmo FF
    Viktoria Plzen 1:1 TSG Hoffenheim
    KAA Gent 2:0 Lech Poznan
    FC Basel 0:2 Arsenal
    Hertha Berlin 0:1 AS Saint-Etienne
    Nottingham Forest 1:1 AC Milan
    V. Guimaraes 3:0 Brondby IF
    Panathinaikos 1:1 RB Leipzig
    KRC Genk 1:1 Legia Warszawa
    Basaksehir 0:0 Olympique Marsaille
    Dynamo Kyiv 2:0 IF Elfsborg
    SK Rapid Wien 1:1 Villarreal CF
    AZ 4:1 FC Zurich
    Rosenborg BK 1:2 Lazio
    PSV 2:0 Santa Clara
    Celtic 1:2 Chelsea
    RB Salzburg 1:1 MKE Ankaragucu
    BSC Young Boys 0:1 SC Braga
    Standard Liege 2:0 AIK
    Rangers 0:1 Roma
    Feyenoord 2:0 Sparta Praha
    Slavia Praha 1:1 Valencia CF
    Fenerbahce 4:0 De Graafschap
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 10

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    Estadio Montilivi (Capacity: 13,450)

    Emmanuel Boateng would convert this penalty to send Espanyol on to victory.

    71' - (ESP) - E. Boateng


    Girona, ESP (AP) - Espanyol played a high charged match with Catalonian rival Girona FC on Sunday evening and with the help of the referee, came away with a 1-nil victory at Montilivi.

    Johan Mojica was called for a controversial penalty in the 70th minute as he nudged Oscar Melendo at the edge of the penalty area. Emmanuel Boateng stepped up and struck the ball into the right corner to give Espanyol the lead, which they would hold onto to earn the full three points.

    This was a very defensive match played in a light drizzle. Girona would outshoot Espanyol 9-6, but Espanyol had the better chances, with five of their six shots on target.

    Girona's (1-1-8, 4 pts) best opportunity to score came in the 55th minute when Jairo got free at the top of the six, but his volley sailed just over the bar.

    Espanyol (5-3-2, 18 pts) really controlled the midfield behind the return of Sergi Darder, from a toe injury, and Carles Alena. But they could not seem to find good positions to score. Estaban Ponce, coming on as a substitute in the 60th minute, had Espanyol's best opportunity to score before the Boateng penalty conversion. He ran onto a nice pass from Carles Alena and drilled a left footed shot just off the outside of the woodwork from outside the penalty area in the 66th minute.

    The Periquitos return to action on Wednesday as they will host CF Rayo in the home tie of the Copa de Espana Round of 32. They return to La Liga action next Sunday as they host Atletico Madrid (7-1-2, 22pts) who sit atop the La Liga table, four points clear of 6th place Espanyol.

    La Liga Match Day 10 Results:
    Getafe 1:2 Real Sociedad
    Real Madrid 2:1 RC Deportivo
    Rayo Vallecano 0:2 Sevilla
    Atletico Madrid 2:0 Celta Vigo
    SD Eibar 1:0 UD Las Palmas
    Real Valladolid 1:1 Real Betis
    Alaves 1:1 Real Sporting
    Valencia CF 0:1 FC Barcelona
    Athletic Bilbao 2:3 Villarreal CF
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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Timothy Weah elevated to head home Espanyol's first goal.

    29' - (ESP) - T. Weah
    41' - (ESP) - Damia
    83' - (ESP) - T. Weah

    19' - (ESP) - M. Hermoso (Yellow)
    36' - (MAJ) - I. Carcelen (Yellow)

    Barcelona, ESP (AP) - RCD Espanyol cruised to a rather easy 3-nil victory over CF Rayo Majadahonda in Wednesday's home leg of their Copa de Espana Round of 32 tie. Young reserve striker Timothy Weah (United States) scored twice to help pace Espanyol to the victory.

    Timothy Weah was the Man of the Match and for good reason. The 19-year-old was dominant in this one. In the 12th minute, he had a great chance to put Espanyol up, but his header off of a cross from Frank van der Meer hit hard off of the crossbar and caromed out. Weah then setup Mario Diaz in the 29th minute, but Diaz's shot was just deflected over the bar by keeper Basilio.

    On the ensuing corner kick, Timothy Weah got on the end of the Diaz out swinger, and headed it home to put Espanyol on the board.

    Midfielder Damia would double the Espanyol lead before halftime on a pretty pass from Alex Lopez. Damia spun at the top of the box, dribbled once and struck it low and into the lower right corner to make it 2-nil.

    The Periquitos would extend their lead in the 83rd minute as Estaban Ponce passed to Pol Lozano, who sent a perfect through ball that Timothy Weah one-timed past Basilio to make it 3-nil.

    Espanyol would outshoot Segunda Division side Rayo Majadahonda 12-6 with an 8-1 advantage of shots on target. Rayo Majadahonda currently sits in last place in Liga 1|2|3 with just four points after 11 matches. The second leg of this Round of 32 matchup with take place in Madrid in the first week of December.

    Espanyol learned after the match that keeper Arsene Soro suffered a broken metatarsal during the match and will likely miss the next five weeks of action. They will return to La Liga action on Sunday as they will host first place Atletico Madrid.

    Copa de Espana Round of 32 Results:
    Rayo Vallecano 0:1 Real Zaragoza
    Real Betis 4:0 Real Oviedo
    Getafe CF 0:0 Deportivo Alaves
    Atletico Madrid 1:1 Real Madrid
    Cillarreal CF 3:0 CD Numancia
    Girona FC 2:0 RCD Mallorca
    Real SPorting 1:0 AD Alcorcon
    Celta Vigo 2:0 Granada CF
    Valencia CF 2:1 SD Huesca
    Athletic Bilbao 1:2 Lebante UD
    UD Las Palmas 2:0 Cadiz CF
    Sevilla FC 0:0 RC Deportivo
    SD Eibar 0:0 CA Osasuna
    FC Barcelona 1:0 Malaga CF
    Real Valladolid CF 0:1 Real Sociedad
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 11

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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Thomas Lemar and Atletico Madrid appear to be the class of La Liga

    45' - (ATM) - T. Lemar
    54' - (ATM) - T. Lemar
    58' - (ATM) - G. Moreno

    29' - (ESP) - S. Darder (Yellow)
    45' - (ESP) - A. Lopez (Yellow)
    57' - (ESP) - S. Darder (Yellow/Red)

    Barcelona, ESP (AP) - Espanyol faced an early season test on Sunday and failed miserably as first place Atletico Madrid took them apart in a 3-nil victory at RCDE Stadium. Thomas Lemar scored twice and Sergi Darder was sent off in the 57th minute after two yellow cards for rough tackles.

    The first half was spent with both sides feeling each other out, and very few actual scoring chances. Atletico Madrid finally had a very good chance in the 445h minute as Antoine Griezmann intercepted a Carles Alena pass at the top of the box and sent a rocket in that Edu Frias somehow got a hand on deflect wide.

    On the ensuing corner, Thomas Lemar outleaped Carles Alena at the top of the six yard box and headed home a corner from Gelson Martins to give Atletico a much deserved halftime lead. They outshot Espanyol 9-3 including a 6-0 advantage in shots on target.

    Thomas Lemar would add to the Atletico lead just nine minutes into the second half as he dribbled in from the corner, and laced one into the top right corner to make it 2-nil.

    Minutes later, Sergi Darder slid hard into Griezmann in the midfield and drew an obvious yellow card. It would be his second of the match and it sent him off. On the restart, Geovanni Moreno dribbled past Alex Lopez and struck a left footer past Edu Frias to make it 3-nil.

    Atletico Madrid (8-1-2, 25 pts) look to be the class of La Liga so far and they did nothing to cast any doubts on Sunday. Espanyol (5-3-3, 18 pts) had a chance to get within a point of the leaders, but never really looked the part. They were outshot 18-6 and 12-2 in shots on target, while playing down a man the final 33 minutes.

    "This is a young side, still trying to find their way," said manager Raul Tamudo afterwards. "We look forward to playing against top flight competition and I am confident that this side is going to become a fixture near the top of the table in La Liga and in Europe."

    Espanyol will now travel to Istanbul to face a Besiktas side that defeated them at home 2-1 two weeks ago on Match Day 4 of the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League group play.

    La Liga Match Day 11 Results:
    FC Barcelona 1:1 Real Madrid
    Villarreal CF 3:0 Getafe CF
    Real Betis 3:0 Athletic Bilbao
    Celta Vigo 1:1 Rayo Vallecano
    Real Sporting 0:0 SD Eibar
    RC Deportivo 2:1 Real Valladolid CF
    Real Sociedad 2:3 Girona
    Sevilla 2:0 Alaves
    UD Las Palmas 1:1 Valencia CF
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    2019-20 UEFA Champions League: Match Day 4 Results:
    FC Barcelona 2:0 Olympique Lyon
    RSC Anderlecht 1:2 Dortmund
    CSKA Moscow 2:2 SL Benfica
    Manchester City 3:2 Schalke
    Tottenham Hotspur 2:1 Torino
    PAOK 1:1 Sporting CP
    Spartak Moscow 1:0 Inter Milan
    FC Bayern Munchen 4:1 Ajax
    Real Madrid 1:0 Leverkusen
    Shakhtar Donetsk 0:1 PSG
    Manchester United 3:0 Real Betis
    Galatasaray 1:1 Napoli
    Juventus 3:1 Lokomotiv Moscow
    FC Kobenhavn 1:1 Liverpool
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    Vodafone Park (Capacity: 41,903)

    Gary Medel scored again and was named your Man of the Match in Besiktas' victory.

    30' - (BJK) - U. Nayir
    85' - (BJK) - G. Medel

    74' - (ESP) - S. Darder (Yellow)
    87' - (ESP) - T. Weah (Yellow)

    Istanbul, TUR (AP) - RCD Espanyol suddenly finds themselves in a bit of danger in the Europa League after a 2-nil loss on Thursday evening to Besiktas JK in damp Istanbul. Gary Medel scored for the second straight match against Espanyol as Besiktas drew even on points with six after four match days.

    Besiktas JK would take the lead in the 30th minute after a giveaway by Theo Hernandez. Atiba Hutchinson then passed the pass into the box and Umut Nayir one timed it into the top left corner to give the home side a 1-nil advantage. Gary Medel had a chance to extend that lead just before halftime, but he headed one just wide off the side netting.

    Timothy Weah volleyed one just over the bar on a perfect cross from Frank van der Meer in the 69th minute. It would be Espanyol's best chance to core all evening.

    Gary Medel then put Espanyol away in the 85th minute as he headed one past Edu Frias on a cross from Jeremain Lens to make it 2-nil.

    Besiktas JK outshot Espanyol 11-6, but they had 10 shots before halftime. Their lone shot in the second half was Medel's goal. The second consecutive shutout of Espanyol marks the first time that this has happened since Raul Tamudo took over the club at the beginning of 2018-19.

    Through four match days, Group A has all four teams at (2-0-2, 6 pts). Espanyol will face Club Brugge at home on November 28th and travel to Malmo FF on December 12th. The club returns to La Liga competition on Sunday as they will host Celta Vigo.

    2019-20 UEFA Europa League Match Day 4 Results:
    Malmo FF 0:1 Club Brugge
    TSG Hoffenheim 5:0 Viktoria Plzen
    Lech Poznan 1:3 KAA Gent
    Arsenal 3:1 FC Basel
    AS Saint-Etienne 2:2 Hertha Berlin
    AC Milan 3:0 Nottingham Forest
    Brondby IF 1:1 V. Guimaraes
    RB Leipzig 5:0 Panathinaikos
    Legia Warszawa 1:3 KRC Genk
    Olympique Marsaille 3:0 Basaksehir
    IF Elfsborg 1:0 Dynamo Kyiv
    Villarreal CF 2:1 SK Rapid Wien
    FC Zurich 0:1 AZ
    Lazio 3:1 Rosenborg BK
    Santa Clara 1:1 PSV
    Chelsea 1:1 Celtic
    MKE Ankaragucu 1:0 RB Salzburg
    SC Braga 4:1 BSC Young Boys
    AIK 0:2 Standard Liege
    Roma 2:0 Rangers
    Sparta Praha 1:1 Feyenoord
    Valencia CF 5:0 Slavia Praha
    De Graafschap 0:1 Fenerbahce
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 12

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    RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)

    Emmanuel Boateng scored twice as RCD Espanyol rallied to victory.

    21' - (CEL) - B. Mendez
    27' - (ESP) - E. Boateng
    51' - (ESP) - E. Boateng

    28' - (CEL) - D. Costas (Yellow)
    42' - (ESP) - E. Ponce (Yellow)

    Barcelona, ESP (AP) - RCD Espanyol used two goals from Emmanuel Boateng to rally from an early deficit to defeat Celta Vigo at RCDE Stadium on Monday evening. The victory moved Espanyol into sixth place in La Liga.

    Celta Vigo took a surprising lead just 21 minutes in on a giveaway from Filipe Benkovic. Benkovic tried passing across the box to Theo Hernandez, and Brais Mendez intercepted his pass and hit a laser into the top left corner past a helpless Edu Frias to give the visitors the lead.

    That lead was short lived though, as six minutes later it was Emmanuel Boateng. Marc Rosa passed the ball into Estaban Ponce, who one-timed a beautiful through ball to Boateng. He dribbled once and slipped it under Ivan Villar to level the match.

    Early in the second half, Mario Diaz found Emmanuel Boateng near the top of the box. He unleashed a howitzer into the top left corner to put Espanyol up 2-1.

    Jeremie Boga dribbled in from the left side in the 55th minute, and beat Villar between the legs, but his ball rolled just wide of the right post. Theo Hernandez cracked one over the bar in the 58th minute as Espanyol was just peppering Celta in the opening quarter hour of the second half.

    Edu Frias would then come up huge in the 60th minute as he made a fantastic save on Emre Mor. Espanyol would lock it down defensively to hold on for full points. Celta did get one final great chance in injury time, but Iago Aspas' shot sailed just over the bar from about 20 yards out.

    Espanyol (6-3-3, 21 pts) outshot Celta 15-6 and dominated possession. Up next is a trip to Basque Country and San Sebastian to take on Real Sociedad (4-1-7, 13 pts).

    La Liga Match Day 12 Results:
    SD Eibar 1:2 Sevilla
    Real Madrid 1:2 UD Las Palmas
    Getafe 0:1 Real Betis
    Atletico Madrid 3:0 Real Sociedad
    Valencia CF 2:1 Real Sporting
    Athletic Bilbao 1:2 RC Deportivo
    Alaves 2:0 Rayo Vallecano
    Real Valladolid 1:1 FC Barcelona
    Girona 0:3 Villarreal CF
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    2019-20 LA LIGA MATCHDAY 13

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    Estadio de Aneota (Capacity: 25,000)

    Jermaine Boga and friends celebrate a win over Real Sociedad.

    56' - (ESP) - J. Boga
    70' - (ESP) - V. Sanchez
    84' - (ESP) - T. Weah


    San Sebastian, Basque, ESP (AP) - RCD Espanyol took to the road and turned out a dominating performance in a 3-nil victory over Real Sociedad on Sunday afternoon. Three second half goals broke open a tight match and sent Espanyol to their second straight La Liga victory.

    Tim Weah blew a glorious chance in the opening moments of the match as Oscar Melendo sent in a pass to an open Weah in the box, but unmarked, he hit it over the bar.

    Real Sociedad returned the favor in the 16th minute when Andrea Favilli got open at the top of the six with Edu Frias out of position, but his volley skipped just wide. The teams would go to the break scoreless and even on shots at 4-4.

    After Tim Weah setup a Carles Alena miss in the 50th minute, Espanyol finally broke through in the 56th minute. Sergi Darder dribbled into the box, then passed it to Jeremie Boga, who roofed it to give Espanyol the lead. Carles Alena setup Victor Sanchez in the 70th minute for Espanyol's second goal. Sanchez, making a surprising start, rewarded Raul Tamudo, by scoring his first goal on the campaign.

    Timothy Weah would put a cap on this one with a goal in off the right post in the 84th minute. Sergi Darder passed it into Jeremie Boga, who dribbled it into the box, then dropped it back for the trailing Weah, who put it in off the post.

    Espanyol (7-3-4, 24 pts) moved up to fifth position in La Liga with the victory. Real Sociedad (4-1-8, 13 pts) dropped to 15th place. Up next for Espanyol is a huge Europa League match on Thursday at home against Club Brugge.

    La Liga Match Day 13 Results:
    Villarreal CF 0:1 Atletico Madrid
    Real Sporting 1:1 Real Madrid
    Real Betis 3:0 Girona
    Sevilla 1:0 Valencia CF
    UD Las Palmas 1:2 Real Valladolid
    Rayo Vallecano 1:2 SD Eibar
    Celta Vigo 1:1 Alaves
    FC Barcelona 3:1 Athletic Bilbao
    RC Deportivo 1:1 Getafe CF
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    2019-20 UEFA Champions League: Match Day 5 Results:
    FC Barcelona 2:0 RSC Anderlecht
    Olympique Lyon 1:1 Dortmund
    Manchester City 1:0 CSKA Moscow
    Schalke 1:1 SL Benfica
    Torino 1:2 Sporting CP
    Tottenham Hotspur 3:1 PAOK
    Ajax 1:1 Inter Milan
    Bayern Munchen 2:1 Spartak Moscow
    Real Madrid 2:0 Shakhtar Donetsk
    Leverkusen 1:0 PSG
    Manchester United 4:1 Galatasaray
    Real Betis 0:1 Napoli
    Juventus 4:0 FC Kobenhavn
    Lokomotiv Moscow 1:1 Liverpool
    FC Porto 1:1 AS Monaco
    Atletico Madrid 3:0 Dinamo Zagreb
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