PRIMERA MATCH REPORT

Primera Week 28 - 18 Mar 2017 (12.00 UK)
Eibar 1 - 1 Espanyol
Kike 20 (EI) Jurado 50 (ES)
Estadio Municipal de Ipurua

Oscar Duarte’s horror knee injury overshadowed a 1-1 draw at Ipurua on Saturday, which did little for Eibar or Espanyol.

Former Middlesbrough striker Kike got the ball rolling for Eibar when he sent a near-post cross past Diego Lopez.

Espanyol top goalscorer Gerard Moreno headed a corner wide in the dying embers of the first half, but Jose Manuel Jurado made no mistake with his first-time finish after he was level when meeting a swirling cross in the hosts’ box.

The Basques felt they should’ve been given a penalty when David Lopez appeared to push Pedro Leon in the Espanyol area, but Diego Lopez was still needed to keep out Bebe’s angled volley.

The game ended on a sad note, with Duarte collapsing unopposed after a clearance. The Costa Rican was later diagnosed with a damaged anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is not expected back until the start of next year.


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