Espanyol

  • Vela's injury-time goal snatches win for Sociedad against Espanyol 20-04-2014 09:24 AM

    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...
  • La Liga: Sevilla thump Espanyol to trim gap to Bilbao 07-04-2014 09:14 AM

    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...
  • Lionel Messi gives Barcelona 1-0 win at Espanyol 29-03-2014 11:47 PM

    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,...
  • Espanyol ease to 3-1 win over Elche in Spainish League 09-03-2014 07:22 PM

    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...
  • Villarreal's late heroics earn 2-1 win at Espanyol 25-02-2014 08:24 AM

    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...
  • 10-man Espanyol beat Granada 1-0 in La Liga 08-02-2014 07:07 AM

    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...
  • Real Madrid ease past Espanyol into King's Cup semis 29-01-2014 08:32 AM

    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...
  • Barcelona face Levante, Real visit Espanyol in Copa del Rey 22-01-2014 03:54 PM

    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...
  • Karim Benzema header sinks Espanyol to put Real Madrid in charge 22-01-2014 06:59 AM

    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...
  • Real Madrid close in on leaders after 1-0 win 13-01-2014 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Almeria draw 0-0 with Espanyol in Spanish league 15-12-2013 07:26 PM

    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...
  • Lionel Messi draws another blank but Barcelona win derby 02-11-2013 08:10 AM

    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...
  • Villarreal edge Espanyol 2-1 to stay unbeaten in La Liga 27-09-2013 09:32 AM

    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...
  • Espanyol beat Athletic Bilbao 3-2 in Spanish League 24-09-2013 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Sociedad earn 1-1 draw at Elche, Espanyol down Valencia 25-08-2013 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Barcelona register easy win over 10-man Espanyol 27-05-2013 09:43 AM

    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 10-05-2013 06:19 PM

    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 22-04-2013 08:57 AM

    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 21-04-2013 10:48 PM

    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...
  • Juan Carlos Valeron scores as Deportivo thrash Levante 4-0 14-04-2013 10:25 AM

    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...
  • Real Sociedad beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga 21-12-2012 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Pellegrini can put spanner in Mourinho's works 19-12-2012 05:55 PM

    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...
  • Real Madrid held to a 2-2 draw at home by Espanyol 17-12-2012 02:32 AM

    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...
  • Atletico's title credentials face Barcelona test 14-12-2012 05:12 PM

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid have a second chance to prove that they can be considered a real contender for the Spanish league title when they visit high-flying Barcelona on Sunday. Two weeks ago, Atletico flopped in its 2-0 loss at Real Madrid in the first serious test of their championship credentials....
  • Bilbao win 2-1 at Granada for 1st away victory 05-11-2012 08:42 AM

    Barcelona: Striker Aritz Aduriz scored twice to give Athletic Bilbao a 2-1 victory at Granada on Sunday, the struggling Basque side's first away win of the Spanish league season. Bilbao finally showed flashes of the attacking verve that led it to the finals of the Europa League and Copa del...
  • Falcao gives Atletico 1-0 win at Real Sociedad 22-10-2012 08:52 AM

    Barcelona: Radamel Falcao struck a free kick in the 90th minute to give unbeaten Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday, extending its winning run to seven games to remain level with Barcelona at the top of the Spanish standings. After being held in check until the...