The (mere) 10 men of Espanyol ended in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the Cornella- El Prat stadium. So, among other recent La Liga football results, Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao tied 1-1, and we cover the football news.
A draw last night means Athletic Bilbao missed the chance to climb into the top four of La Liga. Instead, Marcelino’s men are placing 7th after 10 La Liga fixtures.
Meanwhile, Espanyol remain right in the middle of the table 3 points behind their hosts, Espanyol, yesterday.
Like Espanyol, Villarreal also suffered a tie as hosts last night, in their high-scoring, 3-3 draw with Cadiz (football scores). And finally, elsewhere in the Spanish league, Alaves won their football match over Elche by 1-0.
La Liga Football Results – Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao Tied 1-1
Both sides started off quite actively and Bilbao came incredibly close to seizing the early initiative in this Spanish fixture.
Oihan Sancet raced through on goal but Diego Lopez stopped his effort.
However, Iker Muniain picked up the ball unleashing a strike towards the bottom left corner. And here, only Leandro Cabrera’s clearance kept the score level at a goalless draw.
The game soon turned on its head shortly after the half-hour mark. The referee pointed to the penalty spot allowing Raul de Tomas to step up and convert it for the hosts.
The Espanyol player delivered the ball past Unai Simon, though the Bilbao goalkeeper dived the right way to save it.
Despite being one down, Bilbao fought back and showed exactly why they are enjoying their best La Liga campaign start.
The guests found an equaliser in the 52nd minute with Iñaki Williams who find himself one-on-one with the Espanyol keeper. And he sent the ball into the back of the net to score his third league goal of the season.
Tensions boiled over in the dying moments as Raul de Tomas received the red card in an injury time.
Espanyol – Athletic Bilbao 1:1
Goals: de Tomas 33’ (p.) – Williams 52’
Alaves – Elche 1:0
Goals: Ndiaye 47’
Villarreal – Cadiz 3:3
Goals: Torres 43’, Dia 80’, Danjuma 90+5’ – Lozano 14’, 45+1’, 52’