PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 21 - 27 Jan 2013 (14.00 UK)
0 - 0 Espanyol
Estadio de La Romareda

Javier Aguirre admitted that a draw was a fair result as Manolo Jimenez was left with mixed feelings after the final whistle.

The Periquitos drew 0-0 at La Romareda with the Blanquillos, and the Mexican Coach has conceded that neither team deserved to win.

“Both teams played well,” he told a Press conference. “We neutralized their intensity and made it difficult for them to pass the ball.

“In the end a draw was a fair result because both teams have a clear chance to score.

“I have to demand more from my players, but today was very difficult because neither side wanted to make a mistake.”

Both teams had a man sent off late in the second half, but Jimenez conceded that he was fairly pleased with the point.

“The team have played badly,” he told a Press conference. “But I don't think the draw was bad.

“It brings us closer to our aim, so we will have to settle for it.

“Espanyol are a direct rival, so to keep a clean sheet and almost win the game in the second half is quite pleasing.”


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