Asensio scores his first goal and helps Espanyol to win
Brilliant win achieved today by Espanyol. After two months without winning a match, the white and blue team has won Deportivo de la Coruña thanks to a goal of Marco Asensio in the second half. Galca’s tam has many chances to score more goals but the goalkeeper Lux did a good job. Finally, suffering, Espanyol won the three points.
Espanyol and Deportivo, two of the worst teams in this 2016, meet each other at RCDE Satidim. The white and blue team needed desperately the three points because their situation in the table. Galca’s team started very concentrated the match but Deportivo was the first to knock with a good opportunity by Luis Alberto that Pau was able to refuse. Espanyol improved a better after the opponents chance and in the next play, Marco Asensio was near to score for the locals.
Deportivo tried to control the ball while Espanyol was concentrated on defending. Galca’s boys didn’t suffer much but they didn’t create many goal chances. However, the team improved as the match advanced and Álvaro had a great opportunity after a free kick served by Asensio. Felipe Caicedo was the next to try with a good throw that Lux was able to refuse when the ball was over the line. The forward had another good chance but he couldn’t connect a good assist from Marco Asensio. Espanyol had good opportunities to score before the half time but the white and blue team wasn’t lucky enough.
The second half started with good news for Espanyol. Asensio missed a great opportunity to score the first, but the player on loan by Madrid didn’t forgive a few minutes later. Burgui left the ball and Marco Asensio was able to score against Lux. The keeper did a great job during the second half and he became a nightmare for the white and blue strikers. Asensio had a double chance to score and also Gerard, who got in the second half. Unfortunately, they were not lucky and the team had to suffer until the end to gain the three points.
RCDE Stadium (28,455 viewers)
RCD Espanyol 1 - 0
Deportivo de la Coruña
With the head
With the foot
Double Yellow Card