Espanyol

  • Alvaro Morata scores twice as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 3-1 May 17, 2014

    Spain: Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid close their Spanish league season with a victory that was tempered by concerns over the health of Cristiano Ronaldo before the Champions League final. Ronaldo was expected to play in the 3-1 win over Espanyol but came off during pre-match warmups. The Portugal forward continues...
  • Coach Javier Aguirre to leave Espanyol after disappointing campaign May 16, 2014

    Espanyol coach Javier Aguirre will leave at the end of the season when his contract expires after an indifferent campaign in which Barcelona's second club flirted with relegation. Winless since the end of March, Espanyol are 12th with one game left, six points above the drop zone in a crowded lower...
  • Almeria fight back for 2-1 win against Espanyol in La Liga April 27, 2014

    Almeria fought back for a 2-1 win at nine-man Espanyol on Sunday to keep alive their hopes of staying in Spain's first division. Espanyol went ahead at Cornella-El Prat Stadium when Christian Stuani headed in Sergio Garcia's cross in the 42nd minute. But the game swung in Almeria's favor when Stuani was...
  • Vela's injury-time goal snatches win for Sociedad against Espanyol April 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Carlos Vela skillfully chested down a long pass before firing in Real Sociedad's injury-time winner to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win at home over Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday. Vela's 13th goal in league play allowed Sociedad to rise into provisional sixth place, and moved the Basque club...
  • La Liga: Sevilla thump Espanyol to trim gap to Bilbao April 7, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla kept up the pressure on Athletic Bilbao in the battle for Spain's fourth Champions League spot when Kevin Gameiro struck twice in a 4-1 win at home to mid-table Espanyol on Sunday. The victory for fifth-placed Sevilla at a festive Sanchez Pizjuan trimmed the gap to Bilbao to three...
  • Lionel Messi gives Barcelona 1-0 win at Espanyol March 29, 2014

    Spain: Lionel Messi converted a late penalty to give Barcelona a contentious 1-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday, provisionally lifting the defending champions to the top of the Spanish league standings. Espanyol's physical style had kept Messi and the visitors in check until defender Javi Lopez handled in the area, and...
  • Espanyol ease to 3-1 win over Elche in Spainish League March 9, 2014

    Spain: Espanyol eased to a 3-1 win at home over Elche in the Spanish league on Sunday, keeping the Barcelona-based club in the chase for a Europa League berth. Forward Simao Sabrosa set up Espanyol's first two goals. David Lopez headed in Simao's corner to open the scoring two minutes in,...
  • Villarreal's late heroics earn 2-1 win at Espanyol February 25, 2014

    Barcelona: Goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo saved a stoppage-time penalty to preserve Villarreal's 2-1 victory at Espanyol in the Spanish league on Monday. Asenjo dove correctly to his right to deny Sergio Garcia's spot kick after Villarreal defender Gabriel Armando handled inside the area. Villarreal led 2-0 by the 50th minute at Cornella El-Prat...
  • 10-man Espanyol beat Granada 1-0 in La Liga February 8, 2014

    Spain: Hector Moreno's late goal gave 10-man Espanyol a 1-0 win at home over Granada in the Spanish league on Friday, as the Barcelona-based side ended a four-game winless run. Granada goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez saved Moreno's first two headers from corner kicks taken by Sergio Garcia, but the defender beat him...
  • Real Madrid ease past Espanyol into King's Cup semis January 29, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid set up a King's Cup semi-final against holders Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao when they beat Espanyol 1-0 in their quarter-final, second leg on Tuesday for a 2-0 aggregate success. Real lost 2-1 to Atletico at their own Bernabeu stadium in last year's final and will be keen...
  • Barcelona face Levante, Real visit Espanyol in Copa del Rey January 22, 2014

    Madrid: The Copa del Rey is back this week, and Barcelona will travel to Levante for the second time in three days. The Spanish league leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Levante on Sunday, but now play in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Also, Real Madrid will visit Espanyol for...
  • Karim Benzema header sinks Espanyol to put Real Madrid in charge January 22, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid continued their impressive start to the new year with Karim Benzema giving them a 1-0 victory in the King's Cup quarter-final first-leg tie away to Espanyol on Tuesday. Benzema's 25th-minute goal meant Real have come out on top in each of their six games since Christmas, a burst...
  • Real Madrid close in on leaders after 1-0 win January 13, 2014

    Madrid: With Cristiano Ronaldo missing his scoring touch, Real Madrid needed defender Pepe to score in the second half to secure a 1-0 victory at Espanyol on Sunday to pull within three points of the Spanish league co-leaders. Pepe was left unmarked to head in Luka Modric's corner kick in the...
  • Almeria draw 0-0 with Espanyol in Spanish league December 15, 2013

    Barcelona: Almeria settled for a 0-0 draw at home against Espanyol on Sunday after their coach was ejected from the dugouts and Jose "Verza" Garcia missed a penalty he had to repeat in the first half. The result kept Almeria near the bottom of the Spanish league while Espanyol stayed in...
  • Lionel Messi draws another blank but Barcelona win derby November 2, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona extended their near-perfect start to the season when Alexis Sanchez tapped in at the far post from Neymar's clever assist to secure a 1-0 win at home to city rivals Espanyol in La Liga on Friday. The biggest surprise of the night was that Barca's World Player of the...
  • Villarreal edge Espanyol 2-1 to stay unbeaten in La Liga September 27, 2013

    Spain: Villarreal used a quick goal and Ruben "Cani" Gracia's playmaking to earn a hard-fought 2-1 win at home over Espanyol on Thursday, keeping the promoted side undefeated through six rounds in the Spanish league. Villarreal stayed in fourth place and two points behind third-place Real Madrid. Leader Barcelona and Atletico...
  • Espanyol beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in Spanish League September 24, 2013

    Spain: Two goals by Victor Sanchez and one by Sergio Garcia gave Espanyol a thrilling 3-2 home win against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Monday. Espanyol midfielder Sanchez intercepted Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz's clearance and, having spotted a gap, risked using his less-favored left foot to fire a beautifully...
  • Sociedad earn 1-1 draw at Elche, Espanyol down Valencia August 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Carlos Vela scored a 75th-minute equaliser on Saturday to give Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw at Elche in Spain, keeping the Basque side undefeated before it completes a critical playoff to reach the Champions League group stage. Also, Espanyol fought back to beat Valencia 3-1 for their first victory of...
  • Barcelona register easy win over 10-man Espanyol May 27, 2013

    Barcelona: With Lionel Messi injured and Brazil striker Neymar yet to arrive, Barcelona still had little trouble beating 10-man Espanyol to leave the Spanish league champions only one victory away from equaling the Spanish league's record point haul. Forward Alexis Sanchez scored in the 14th minute after a passing combination...
  • Real Madrid impose law of silence to end war of words May 10, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid decided against holding their traditional pre-match news conference on Friday in an apparent attempt to defuse the war of words between coach Jose Mourinho and members of his squad. The nine-times European champions visit Espanyol on Saturday when a failure to win would gift leaders Barcelona their...
  • Radamel Falcao gives Atletico Madrid 1-0 win at Sevilla April 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scored his 25th goal of the Spanish league season to give Atletico Madrid a hard-fought 1-0 win at Sevilla and keep his team in the hunt for a second-place finish on Sunday. Also, Real Sociedad extended their unbeaten run to 14 straight games by drawing 0-0 at...
  • Espanyol beat Getafe 2-0 for third successive win April 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Espanyol beat nine-man Getafe 2-0 for their third straight away victory in the Spanish league on Sunday. Joan Verdu finished off a well-orchestrated passing combination by his team culminating in Sergio Garcia's chested assist for the midfielder to volley home in the 37th minute. Getafe was decimated by Borja Fernandez's...
  • Juan Carlos Valeron scores as Deportivo thrash Levante 4-0 April 14, 2013

    Barcelona: Deportivo La Coruna rolled to a 4-0 victory at Levante to provisionally escape the Spanish league's relegation zone for the first time in 18 weeks after their fourth consecutive win on Saturday. Also, Malaga forward Julio Baptista struck in injury time to grab a 1-0 win over visiting Osasuna...
  • Malaga relinquishe 4th place with 2-0 loss to Espanyol March 17, 2013

    Barcelona: Malaga slipped to a 2-0 loss to visiting Espanyol on Sunday, wasting a chance to regain fourth place in the Spanish league. On Wednesday, Malaga beat Porto to reach the last eight in the Champions League, but a disciplined Espanyol proved too much for Manuel Pellegrini's side. After a...
  • Falcao gives Atletico 1-0 win over Espanyol February 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scored his 21st goal in the Spanish league this season to give 10-man Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday, ensuring the team stays in second place before their Copa del Rey semifinal. Falcao slotted a spot kick into the lower left corner of the...
  • Espanyol beat 10-man Mallorca 3-2 at home January 19, 2013

    Barcelona: Espanyol beat 10-man Mallorca 3-2 at home in the Spanish league on Friday as the Barcelona-based side confirmed their turnaround under coach Javier Aguirre. Simao Sabrosa scored a free kick to give Espanyol the lead in the 17th minute, but Giovani Dos Santos equalised in the 35th and former...
  • Pedro scores twice as Barcelona thrash Espanyol 4-0 January 7, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona continued their record start with 17 wins and a draw to maintain their 16-point lead over third-place Madrid. The leaders opened up a 12-point advantage over second-place Atletico Madrid ahead of their game later at Mallorca. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova returned to the touchline for the first time since...
  • Real Sociedad beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga December 21, 2012

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad dealt another blow to Sevilla's slumping season with a 2-1 home win Thursday that kept the Basque club unbeaten in seven rounds of the Spanish league. Also on Thursday, Espanyol beat last-place Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 to escape the relegation zone, while Rayo Vallecano downed visiting Levante 3-0. Sociedad...
  • Pellegrini can put spanner in Mourinho's works December 19, 2012

    Madrid: Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has the chance to put the future of the man who replaced him at Real Madrid under the microscope if his team beat Jose Mourinho's misfiring side when they visit on Saturday. Real's surprise 2-2 draw at home to lowly Espanyol on Sunday left them four...
  • Real Madrid held to a 2-2 draw at home by Espanyol December 17, 2012

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's woes in the Spanish league worsened on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 home draw by relegation-threatened Espanyol. Madrid appeared set to record their seventh straight home win in the league after Cristiano Ronaldo scored to cancel out Sergio Garcia's opener before setting up Fabio...