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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Gerard Moreno (55')

Espanyol 1-0 Getafe

Espanyol claimed their first win for three games as Gerard Moreno's close-range finish gave them a 1-0 win over Getafe in LaLiga.
The home side started brightly and almost opened the scoring after six minutes when left-back Aaron Martin was allowed to surge forward and unleash a stinging drive which goalkeeper Vicente Guaita acrobatically tipped over the crossbar.
Four minutes later Mario Hermoso's looping header from Pablo Piatti's free-kick came back off the frame of the goal, but it was Getafe who created - and squandered - the best chance of the first half.
Angel won possession on the halfway line and drove into the box before setting up Jorge Molina for what looked certain to be a simple finish.
However, Molina delayed for too long as he turned back on to his left foot and a combination of goalkeeper Pau Lopez and defender David Lopez diverted his shot to safety.
The visitors were made to pay for that missed opportunity when Moreno scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half, the striker getting the faintest of touches to Piatti's far-post free-kick.
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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 12 +16 24
2 Sevilla FC 12 +10 23
3 Atletico Madrid 12 +8 23
4 Alavés 12 +5 23
5 Espanyol 12 +6 21
6 Real Madrid 12 +4 20
7 Real Valladolid 12 0 17
8 Levante 12 -1 17
9 Girona 12 -1 17
10 Real Sociedad 12 +1 16
11 Getafe 12 +1 16
12 Real Betis 12 -3 16
13 Eibar 12 -6 15
14 Celta Vigo 12 +2 14
15 Valencia 12 -1 14
16 Villarreal 12 -2 11
17 Athletic Bilbao 12 -6 10
18 Leganes 12 -7 10
19 Rayo Vallecano 12 -11 7
20 Huesca 12 -15 6