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Baptistao facing up to three weeks on the sidelines

Espanyol forward Leo Baptistao will be out of action for up to three weeks due to the thigh injury he picked up in the 2-0 loss to Valencia on Sunday. The Spaniard had to be replaced after just 15 minutes of the game at the RCDE Stadium by Jose Manuel Jurado when he pulled up with the muscle injury in his quadriceps. He was sent for a scan and the medical tests in the last few hours have confirmed the diagnosis provided immediately after Sunday’s match meaning he will be out for…

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Espanyol 0-2 Valencia: Los Che keeping pace with Barca

Valencia beat Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday afternoon thanks to goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina. With Barcelona beating Leganes on Saturday 3-0, pressure was on Valencia to maintain their impressive run and make next weekend’s clash between the top two a eye-catching clash. In truth, it wasn’t Los Che’s best performance of the season as their Catalan hosts had the best chances of the first half. Gerard Moreno and Sergi Darder both came close, hitting the post with their respective efforts. However, despite their domination, the home side fell…

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Former Espanyol striker Osvaldo quit football for beer, food and music

Former Espanyol striker Dani Osvaldo has revealed he quit the game for beer, food and music, rejecting a move to Sevilla in the process. The 31-year-old had spells with Fiorentina, Roma, Southampton and Inter Milan, among other clubs, before returning to Argentina to feature for Boca Juniors. However, an argument with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto over smoking in the dressing room saw the striker called an end to his career in the professional game at the age of 30. Various reports surfaced on the details of his decision which saw him reject numerous…

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Aaron Martin tempted with Premier League offers

Manchester City and Manchester United are both looking at a January move for Espanyol youngster Aaron Martin, according to various reports. Having brought in Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy over the summer transfer window, City boss Pep Guardiola was seemingly happy with his defensive options but an injury to the latter and an admiration of Martin have seen the English club linked with a winter move. Martin has been firmly impressing at left-back for the Barcelona-based side and has gained high recognition from a number of potential suitors, which…

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Alaves 1-0 Espanyol: Home side secure much needed three points

Alaves beat Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday evening thanks to a goal from Christian Santos after just 45 seconds on the clock. Gianni De Biasi’s men had lost nine of their opening 10 league games heading into the game, which made Quique Sanchez Flores’ visitors the favourites for all three points. Mario Hermoso gave the hosts hope though as he was sent off in the 39th minute, whilst Christian Santos’ early goal ensured an important three points. Elsewhere on Saturday, Girona beat Levante 2-1 and Barcelona won at home to Sevilla….

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Espanyol 1-0 Real Betis: Visitors lacklustre as Moreno strikes

Espanyol secured three points against Real Betis thanks to a Gerard Moreno strike on Monday evening. The hosts moved seven points clear of the drop zone with a surprising 1-0 victory over Quique Setien’s Betis. The Andalusian visitors had won five of their last night games in La Liga and were high favourites to come away with a win and three points, but they lacked little going forward with Sergio Leon rested on the bench. Quique Sanchez Flores’ side tested Antonio Adan in the first half through Hermoso, who attempted…

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La Copa Match Centre 

Wins for Los Blancos, Las Palmas, Levante and La Real – Copa del Rey Round Up

Real Madrid will begin the second leg two goals to the good as penalties from Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez helped them to a win against Fuenlabrada in a match that saw both teams end the game with ten men. Zinedine Zidane had made many changes to his team from last week’s win over Eibar and the youngsters struggled in the first half as Fuenlabrada gave their best. They took the lead however on 63 minutes from the penalty spot, Asensio sending the keeper the wrong way after Fran Garcia was…

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Copa del Rey Preview – Thursday

The Copa del Rey round of 32 first legs come to an end on Thursday with five more games across the night. Real Madrid make their bow in the tournament with a trip across the city to face third tier Fuenlabrada. Los Blancos go into the game on the back of a 3-0 win over Eibar last Sunday and are of course clear favourites to get past their hosts comfortably, with Zinedine Zidane clear with his intentions to win the cup this year. “Winning the cup isn’t something personal, it’s…

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Real Sociedad 1-1 Espanyol: Illarramendi sent off in draw

Monday evening’s La Liga action saw Real Sociedad and Espanyol play out a 1-1 draw at the Anoeta. Asier Illarramendi was in the thick of the action as he scored his first goal for La Real before being sent off. Quique Sanchez Flores’ side looked set for their first away win of the season and had hoped to move up in to the top ten of the La Liga standings, but they were pegged back by the home side. Leo Baptistao opened the scoring when he gained space inside the…

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Gerard Moreno slammed referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Espanyol striker Gerard Moreno has discussed his disallowed goal against Levante on Friday evening, criticising Alberto Undiano Mallenco. In what was La Liga’s opening fixture of the weekend following the international break – the game proved to be a fairly disappointing one in terms of entertainment. Both sides had lost before the break and were desperate to return to winning ways on Friday but the game was played out to a scoreless draw. Leo Baptistao had chances for the home side, but he sent two close range efforts over the top…

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