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Struggling Espanyol denied first victory

Published: Saturday 6 October 2012, 23.59CET
A late Óscar González goal prevented bottom-placed RCD Espanyol from registering their first victory, at Real Valladolid CF, while Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Getafe CF both won.
Struggling Espanyol denied first victory
Joan Verdú's opener looked to have won it for Espanyol ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 6 October 2012, 23.59CET

Struggling Espanyol denied first victory

A late Óscar González goal prevented bottom-placed RCD Espanyol from registering their first victory, at Real Valladolid CF, while Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Getafe CF both won.

RCD Espanyol were denied their first win of the season at the seventh time of asking as a late Óscar González goal earned a draw for Real Valladolid CF.

Having picked up just one point from their opening six games, and despite having Víctor Álvarez (45) sent off in the first half, Espanyol looked set to spring an upset when Joan Verdú (71) put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot. However, Valladolid, who put six past Rayo Vallecano de Madrid in the same stadium last Sunday, earned a share of the spoils through González (81).

Vallecano themselves returned to winning ways having lost their last three, first-half goals from Piti and José Carlos Fernández Vázquez earning them a 2-1 home triumph against RC Deportivo La Coruña.

Getafe CF secured a second consecutive 1-0 win, this time against nine-man Real Zaragoza. Diego Castro's second-half penalty proved the difference against the hosts, who had Ndri Romaric (9) and Álvaro (62) dismissed. Abdelaziz Barrada saw red for Getafe late on. In the late game, Real Betis Balompié overcame Real Sociedad de Fútbol 2-0.

Last updated: 08/10/12 0.32CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/04/2013 17:45 CET

06/10/2012

BetisBetis2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Paulão 17, Rubén 81

Venue: Sevilla

06/10/2012

ValladolidValladolid1-1EspanyolEspanyol

Óscar González 81

Verdú 70 (P)

Venue: Valladolid

06/10/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza0-1GetafeGetafe

Diego Castro 64 (P)

Venue: Zaragoza

06/10/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-1DeportivoDeportivo

Piti 18, José Carlos 29

Pizzi 41 (P)

Venue: Madrid

05/10/2012

CeltaCelta2-0SevillaSevilla

Aspas 60 (P), De Lucas 85

Venue: Pontevedra

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