NEWS
Monday December 18 2017
La Liga Wk16: Las Palmas late show!

Las Palmas left it late against Espanyol in La Liga Week 16, Girona won again and unwanted history was made in the Basque derby.

Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad locked horns at San Mames with something to prove after recent poor runs, yet the two rivals could only play out a goalless draw – the first result of its kind since the turn of the millennium.

However, there was no stopping Girona, who made it back-to-back wins on Sunday morning, beating fellow new boys Getafe 1-0.

Neither was there any stopping former Middlesbrough striker Cristhian Stuani, who downed Los Azulones with his ninth goal of the season.

That put the pressure on Villarreal ahead of their trip to Celta Vigo, but Javi Calleja’s depleted side pulled through with a 1-0 victory.

The only goal of the game was scored by Pablo Fornals, just a week after he fainted in training and was diagnosed with low blood sugar.

Finally, Las Palmas came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Espanyol and pile even more pressure on Quique Sanchez Flores.

Gerard Moreno’s first-half brace seemed to have put the game to bed, yet Loic Remy and Jonathan Calleri netted in the final 10 minutes to not only move the islanders a point nearer to safety but also suck their opponents into the relegation equation.

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