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Villarreal remain unbeaten with Espanyol scalp

Published: Thursday 26 September 2013, 23.08CET
Villarreal CF's promising start to the Liga season continued with a 2-1 defeat of fifth-placed RCD Espanyol on a night when Athletic Club and Getafe CF also recorded victories.
Villarreal remain unbeaten with Espanyol scalp
Jérémy Perbet and Hernan Perez celebrate Villarreal's opener ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 26 September 2013, 23.08CET

Villarreal remain unbeaten with Espanyol scalp

Villarreal CF's promising start to the Liga season continued with a 2-1 defeat of fifth-placed RCD Espanyol on a night when Athletic Club and Getafe CF also recorded victories.

Villarreal CF remain unbeaten in the Liga this season after consigning RCD Espanyol to a 2-1 reverse, while there were also wins for Athletic Club and Getafe CF.

The Yellow Submarine made the perfect start when Jérémy Perbet struck inside the first minute, before Jonathan Pereira consolidated the lead after half-time. Sergio García's reply ensured a nervy final ten minutes but Villarreal weathered the storm to tighten their grip on fourth place. 

Elsewhere, Athletic showed their mettle to get past Real Betis Balompié. The home team were reeling when Jorge Molina broke the deadlock just three minutes after Beñat had missed from the spot. The midfielder's blushes were spared, however, when Óscar de Marcos restored parity and Mikel San José made it two with eight minutes left.

As for Getafe, they swept aside RC Celta de Vigo 2-0 courtesy of goals either side of the interval from defender Lisandro López and Álvaro Arroyo.

Last updated: 27/09/13 0.26CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 19:07 CET

26/09/2013

GetafeGetafe2-0CeltaCelta

López 44, Arroyo 50

Venue: Madrid

26/09/2013

VillarrealVillarreal2-1EspanyolEspanyol

Perbet 1, Jonathan Pereira 67

Sergio García 80

Venue: Castellon

26/09/2013

AthleticAthletic2-1BetisBetis

De Marcos 73, San José 82

Molina 62

Venue: Bilbao

25/09/2013

ElcheElche1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Boakye 90+1

Ronaldo 51, 90+6 (P)

Venue: Elche

25/09/2013

SevillaSevilla4-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Rakitić 17 (P), 53, Bacca 80, 88

Adrián González 55

Venue: Sevilla

25/09/2013

GranadaGranada0-1ValenciaValencia

Jonas 90+4

Venue: Granada

24/09/2013

AtléticoAtlético2-1OsasunaOsasuna

Diego Costa 18, 25

Oriol Riera 42

Venue: Madrid

24/09/2013

MálagaMálaga2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Tissone 68, Portillo 90+1

Venue: Malaga

24/09/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona4-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Neymar 5, Messi 8, Busquets 23, Bartra 77

de la Bella 64

Venue: Barcelona

24/09/2013

LevanteLevante1-1ValladolidValladolid

Baba Diawara 36

Guerra 42

Venue: Valencia

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