First Division - Day 20

Valladolid 1 - Espanyol 1

Valladolid: Justo Villar; Pedro López (Oscar Sánchez 72'), Luis Prieto, García Calvo, Marcos; Alvaro Rubio, Borja; Pedro León, Canobbio, Jonathan Sesma; Goitom (Aguirre 83'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Jarque, Pareja (Lacruz 46'), Beranger; Valdo (Rufete 70'), Moisés Hurtado (Lola 20'), Román, Nené; Luis García, José Callejón. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Valladolid: Marcos, Borja for Oscar Sánchez, Vivar Dorado / Espanyol: Pareja, Beranger, Valdo, José Callejón for Lacruz, Chica, Oscar Sielva, Rufete.

1-0. 41. Goitom. First time volley on far post from Jonathan Sesma's corner.
1-1. 78. Sergio Sánchez. Got above marker to head Luis García corner in to net.

Yellow cards: Valdo 39', Borja 52', Sergio Sánchez 56', Jarque 58', Lacruz 76'.

Espanyol's new coach Pochettino appears to be getting results, and after the 0-0 cup draw against Barcelona, his side took a point in a 1-1 draw at Valladolid.

Goitom put the locals ahead a few minutes before the interval, volleying a shot past Kameni on the far post from Sesma's corner. And the visiting keeper had to be on his toes to save from Pedro León and Sesma after the break.

Román brought a good save out of Villar at the other end though, and with twelve minutes to go Sergio Sánchez made it all square with a header from Luis García's corner. Still a long way to go, but the signs are promising.