first_img Victor Sanchez pulled one back inside the final 10 minutes. The damage, though, had been done.  Espanyol remain winless away from home this season and are now without a victory in five league matches after they went down 3-1 against Athletic Club under the Friday night lights at San Mames.  Sergio Gonzalez will now have get things in order ahead of a vital game next weekend against Levante at the Power8 Stadium. Given they’ve drawn their last two matches at home against Deportivo la Coruna and Villarreal, a win is necessary. Ghosting in from the left, he weaved a perfect pass behind Espanyol’s defence and Borja Viguera produced an even better first touch to send the ball scuttling towards the back of the net. Upd. at 22:38 Athletic, meanwhile, are now unbeaten since they were tonked by Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, a run which stretches five games. Aritz Aduriz’s header just prior to the half hour mark took a handy deflection off Christian Stuani on the way past Kiko Casilla, who had debuted for Spain in midweek. It was the Basque forward’s fifth goal of the season and he then had a major role in his side’s second of the evening. center_img CET Stuani fired wide after the break and Salva Sevilla hit the woodwork as the visitors unsuccessfully sought a way back into game. There was nothing be found. 21/11/2014 With a comeback already looking unlikely, Ander Iturraspe struck the killer blow. Allowed to gallop into space in the Espanyol half, he was persuaded to shoot from a considerable distance. And considering he’d scored just twice previously, the result was incredible.  Sam Marsdenlast_img

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