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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Edu Expósito (25' PEN, 36')

Eibar beat Espanyol to pull clear of relegation zone

Eibar practically sealed their top-flight status by beating relegated Espanyol 2-0 away from home on Sunday in La Liga.

Edu Exposito scored both goals to earn Eibar their first win in four matches, giving them the lead by converting a penalty in the 25th minute.

The visitors won a second penalty soon after and Exposito's effort was saved by Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez but the midfielder pounced on the rebound to double his side's advantage in the 36th.

The victory took Eibar up to 15th in the standings on 39 points and they will be guaranteed survival if Real Mallorca, who occupy the final spot in the relegation zone on 32, lose at fourth-placed Sevilla later on Sunday.

Espanyol, relegated on Wednesday, stayed rooted to the bottom of the table on 24 points after losing a seventh successive game.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 36 +40 80
2 Barcelona 36 +47 76
3 Real Madrid 35 +34 75
4 Sevilla FC 36 +23 74
5 Real Sociedad 36 +17 56
6 Real Betis 35 -2 54
7 Villarreal 35 +11 52
8 Celta Vigo 36 -2 50
9 Athletic Bilbao 36 +7 46
10 Granada 35 -13 45
11 Osasuna 36 -9 44
12 Cádiz 36 -20 43
13 Levante 36 -10 40
14 Valencia 36 -6 39
15 Alavés 36 -22 35
16 Getafe 36 -16 34
17 Huesca 36 -18 33
18 Real Valladolid 35 -17 31
19 Elche 36 -25 30
20 Eibar 35 -19 29