PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 22 - 10 Feb 2017 (19.45 UK)
Espanyol 1 - 2 Real Sociedad
Perez 35 (E) Vela 26, Illarra 61 (RS)
Estadi Cornella El-Prat

Espanyol had won three straight games upon welcoming Real Sociedad to Cornella-El Prat, and the latter lost top goalscorer Willian Jose to injury early on.

Nonetheless, they went ahead through Carlos Vela, who poked home from a long ball, yet their lead lasted just eight minutes, Hernan Perez cutting inside from the right-hand and curling a finish past Gero Rulli.

Both sides were evenly matched until the hour mark, when Asier Illarramendi showed exactly why La Real shelled out €15m to bring him back with an unstoppable shot from distance for all three points.


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