Espanyol reach a 4-0 win over Malaga
Posted On July 2, 2021
Italia 1 Malaga 2 Espanyols 0 (Sergio Rios) More options Share this article Share The win over Espanyoles was the first in a series of games the Spanish outfit has lost since the international break, with the result giving them a 1-1 draw with Malaga.Sergios Sánchez scored twice and Mariano Vitolo provided the other assist for Espanyoli in the match that saw the reigning La Liga champions move up to third in the table.
The Spanish side have now lost two matches in a row after beating Barcelona 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Saturday and drew with Atletico Madrid 2-2 in Madrid last weekend.
They are currently top of La Liga after the break with seven points from six games.
“It was a difficult game, a difficult season, but we won and we played with great passion,” said coach Sergio Rios.
“We were not able to make any big chances in the first half and we had a tough game.”
It was the second consecutive game for Espana that they lost.
After the first leg, they suffered a 1,000-plus-degree heat wave at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, forcing coach Pablo Vidal to call time on his side.