Espanyol 1-0 Athletic Bilbao: Borja Iglesias downs struggling Basque’sNovember 6, 2018
Espanyol moved up to second in La Liga with a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, who now sit 17th.
After watching the rest of the top six struggle to put pressure on league leaders Barcelona, it was down to Rubi’s side to move to within three points of their city neighbours.
Visitors Athletic have really struggled and the pressure is now firmly on Eduardo Berizzo to turn the club around.
Yeray Alvarez was forced off for the visitors after just 16 minutes and from that moment on – it is true to say that Los Leones – struggled.
The home side took full advantage and they took the lead through the ever lively Iglesias, who headed in after 41 minutes.
Chances were few and far between after that moment as the away side did threaten, but nothing of note.
Iglesias’ goal sees Espanyol now sit second, having lost just two games this season.
They will now prepare to face Sevilla at the weekend before another international break halts La Liga.
Athletic, who now sit 17th and are in dire need of a change in form – will address the club’s state on Tuesday morning.
Pressure is now firmly on Berizzo, who has guided the Basque club to just one win in 11 games this term.