Espanyol beat Levante – and the weather – to earn much needed win

first_img CET Upd. at 20:37 29/11/2014 It was surprising that there weren’t more goals after the break – point your finger at Morales for his open goal miss from six yards – but that can be blamed on the blizzard. Although, Espanyol might not turn down a similarly slow pitch when they go round to their neighbours next weekend. After five games without a win, Sergio Gonzalez’s side experienced that three point feeling once again courtesy of a 2-1 win over Levante to give them a four point cushion over the bottom three. It’s a timely success as well – next week Espanyol travel to Camp Nou for a Catalan derby against Barcelona. At one point, though, the Pericos may have been hoping for an abandonment. Not only were they getting beat up by the rain, but Jose Luis Morales had nudged the visitors in front and the ball was struggling to roll. One Kiko Casillas clearance got caught up in the swamp, fortunately Victor Casadesus couldn’t find the target with his free go at goal from 35 yards. A lot of supporters were put off by the downpour. At just under 13,000 it was the lowest attendance Cornella-El Prat has seen this season; those that did brave the conditions made sure they had their umbrellas with them. And shaded by those brollies at the end of the game, they trudged out of the stadium wet and cold but with a reason to smile. It rained, it rained again and it rained some more. In fact, it never stopped raining. Judging by the state of the pitch at the end of the game, Espanyol’s groundsman will have his work cut out over the coming week. The hot and cold Lucas Vazquez was surprisingly warm considering the weather, and it was he who crafted the equaliser. A solo run ended with a blocked shot, but Felipe Caicedo collected the ball and diverted into the bottom corner against his former club. Sam Marsden Lucas should have then put his team ahead when he wasted a one-on-one with Diego Marino, but his captain was soon on hand to show him how is it done. Picking the ball up in the Levante half in the 34th minute, Sergio Garcia raced past three defenders and drove home from just outside the penalty box. Umbrellas tangled as the home fans celebrated a special goal.last_img read more

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