Thursday September 22, 2011 Day 5 Finished Estadio Cornellá-El Prat

RCD Espanyol 1 - 0 Getafe CF

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  1. Pandiani grabs late win for Espanyol

    Pandiani grabs late win for Espanyol

    Walter Pandiani's injury time goal sealed a much-needed 1-0 Liga win for Espanyol over Getafe at the Estadio Cornellá-El Prat. More

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    • RCD Espanyol
    • Getafe CF
    • 90+4' FULL TIME: Espanyol 1-0 Getafe. The hosts move up the table but Getafe remain second-from-bottom courtesy of Pandiani's late strike. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Sergio Garcia is booked for stopping play continuing but what drama here.
    • 90+2 GOAL! Would you believe it? Right at the death. Didac Vila's cross comes to Sergio Garcia but Moya saves again only for that man Pandiani, the super sub, to gobble up the rebound.
    • 90' A late corner for Espanyol is cleared and we're into stoppage time.
    • 89' Guiza is flagged offside and this game looks like ending in stalemate.
    • 87' Rui Fonte replaces Thievy, who was perhaps a little lucky not to pick up a second yellow card.
    • 85' Both teams are starting to look a little tired now..
    • 84' Not long to go now - can Espanyol mount some late pressure in front of their home fans?
    • 81' Dani Guiza replaces Miku, who remains the only Getafe player to hit the net in La Liga so far this season.
    • 80' Valera sends an effort too high when he really should do better. 10 minutes left.
    • 79' Pandiani is quickly into the action with a header but it's simple for Moya, who looks in no mood to surrender his clean sheet.
    • 78' Weiss' cross comes to nothing and time is starting to run out.
    • 76' Walter Pandiani, a big hero in these parts, replaces Marquez. Is the experienced striker the man to get us a goal?
    • 76' Weiss goes into the referee's notebook for a foul on Abdel.
    • 75' That was a warning to Espanyol, who have been the better side after the interval for sure. Can either side break the deadlock in the final quarter of an hour?
    • 73' Cata Diaz prods wide for Getafe from a set-piece - that would've been against the run of play in this second half.
    • 72' Thievy concedes another foul - the Frenchman is on thin ice as he's already been booked.
    • 70' A few fouls have broken up the play which is disappointing, particularly from Espanyol's point of view as they were building up a head of steam.
    • 67' Moya is finally beaten as substitute Weiss fires in a shot that is cleared off the line by Alberto Lopo. It's one-way traffic now but Getafe are clinging on.
    • 64' Verdu almost has a candidate for goal of the season with a spectacular volleyed effort from way out that forces a superb tip over from the excellent Moya. So unlucky - it deserved to be the opener.
    • 63' Diego Castro replaces Pedro Rios as Getafe make another alteration to their side.
    • 62' Joan Verdu's drive hits Cata Diaz and there are hopeful shouts for a penalty but there's nothing doing from the referee.
    • 60' Medhi Lacen picked up a knock after making a rash challenge but he seems okay to continue.
    • 58' Espanyol make their first change - former Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss is on for Alvaro Vazquez.
    • 57' Moya stops the ball again after a rebound off Juan Valera. He's definitely the busier of the two keepers but he's stood up to everything well so far.
    • 56' Sergio Garcia is in the thick of things. The in-form Espanyol ace is unable to score with a header from close range as the pressure begins to build.
    • 53' Sergio Garcia is afforded far too much time and space but his shot takes a slight deflection off Torres and goes wide.
    • 51' Miguel Torres has a moan but the substitute is right to be penalised.
    • 47' Miku's cross causes a little alarm, it's been a bright start to the second 45 minutes.
    • 47' Marquez's shot takes a deflection and beats Moya but it's off target and there's relief for Getafe. Great start to the second half from Espanyol.
    • 46' Moya is looking the part in the visitors' goal as he does well to keep out a shot from Thievy.
    • 46' The second half kicks off with the scores level at 0-0.
    • 45+1' HALF TIME: Espanyol 0 Getafe 0. Join us for the second half.
    • 45' Just a minute of stoppage time to be played at the end of the half..
    • 43' The best effort of the game so far comes just before the break. Didac Vila's cross is perfect for Alvaro Vazquez but Moya is equal to the effort, pulling off a smart stop.
    • 42' Amat makes a timely intervention to a cross from Abdel, who has been one of the liveliest players on show.
    • 39' Ruben Perez is cautioned for using his elbow in a challenge with Luis Garcia.
    • 38' Much better from the hosts. Approach play by Sergio Garcia and Verdu leads to a decent opening for Marquez but the midfielder's shot doesn't match the build-up work and it's over the bar.
    • 35' It's another booking, this time for Thievy following a mistimed tackle on Abdel.
    • 34' Moya shows a safe pair of hands as Amat threatens. It's nip and tuck but the best chances have fallen to Getafe.
    • 31' A first substitution as Tsepo Masilela is injured. On in his place comes Miguel Torres.
    • 30' Close again as Abdel's cross is dummied by Rios and Casquero moves onto the ball menacingly but can only steer his shot over the bar. The skipper should be hitting the target from there but it remains 0-0.
    • 26' The referee isn't too popular after playing an advantage following a foul on Marquez as the move breaks down.
    • 23' Javier Casquero cannot convert following a free-kick as he's off target but it's another chance for the visitors.
    • 21' Juan Valera cuts out a long diagonal pass by Javi Marquez to provide another example of some solid defending.
    • 18' Jordi Amat defends stoutly for Espanyol as the two back-fours look to be in charge at the moment.
    • 17' Hector Moreno goes into the book for a hefty challenge on Abdelaziz Barrada. It's the first caution of the night.
    • 16' Miguel Angel Moya, the keeper on loan from Valencia, gathers a cross without too many difficulties as we await the first goal.
    • 15' There's some eye-catching work from Thievy Bifouma but it comes to nothing in the end.
    • 13' The tackles are starting to go in but there's been no cards yet. Rios is pulled up for offside as the game still struggles to settle into any real pattern of play.
    • 11' Espanyol spring into life and win a couple of corners, to win the approval of the home crowd.
    • 9' There's a penalty shout from Miku when he strikes the ball against Didac Vila's hand but it would have been harsh against the on-loan Milan defender.
    • 8' Miku, the man in form, is unable to spring a counter-attack but the visitors look more than capable of posing a threat here.
    • 6' Pedro Rios has the first attempt on goal for Getafe but his shot is off target.
    • 5' Better from the visitors as they try to take the sting out of the opposition. Both teams are just getting to grip with things here.
    • 3' Espanyol have started on the front foot with Getafe already conceding the advantage but it's early days.
    • 1' We're underway on a typically warm night in Barcelona.
    • 19:00 Alberto Undiano Mallenco is tonight's referee and we're about to get underway.
    • 18:53 Not long until kick-off now. Here's what the benches look like: ESPANYOL: Pandiani, Weiss, R.Rodriguez, Casilla, Fonte, Romaric, Forlin. /// GETAFE: Guiza, J.Rodriguez, Sarabia, Codina, Castro, Leon, Torres.
    • 18:45 TEAMS: ESPANYOL: Cristian Alvarez; Galan, Amat, Hector Moreno, Didac; Marquez, Baena, Thievy, Verdu, Sergio Garcia; Alvaro Vazquez. /// GETAFE: Moya; Valera, Lopo, Cata Diaz, Masilela; Casquero, Ruben Perez, Lacen; Abdel, Miku, Pedro Rios.
    • 18:42 Venezuelan Miku is the only Getafe player to score in La Liga this term so he will be a danger man.
    • 18:41 There has been at least one goal in all 14 meetings between Espanyol and Getafe in Primera.
    • 18:40 The Cornellá-El Prat faithful will be cheering their charges on as the 14th-placed side in La Liga must feel capable of beating lowly Getafe, who only have a point so far.
    • 18:35 Both teams need the points so we could be in for an entertaining affair. We're just waiting on official confirmation of the line-ups.
    • 17:45 Live coverage of Espanyol v Getafe will appear here..
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    Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

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    Manager: Luis García Plaza

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