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2018-2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Borja Iglesias (1')
  • Mario Hermoso (55')
  • Wu Lei (65')
  • Rubén Alcaraz (17')

Wu Lei becomes first Chinese goal scorer in La Liga in Espanyol win vs. Valladolid

Espanyol forward Wu Lei became the first Chinese footballer to score in Spain's top-division La Liga, netting his side's final goal in a 3-1 win at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Wu, 27, sealed victory with a cool finish from inside the area in the 65th minute, giving the Barcelona club a second win in eight league games.

The victory took Espanyol, who are by owned by Chinese company Rastar Group, up to 11th in the La Liga standings.

China international Wu was the top scorer in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG FC until Espanyol signed him in January. His goal came in his fifth appearance for the La Liga side.

After the game, Wu handed his shirt to an emotional supporter in the crowd.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 32 +39 71
2 Barcelona 33 +39 70
3 Atletico Madrid 33 +18 59
4 Sevilla FC 33 +15 57
5 Villarreal 33 +13 54
6 Getafe 32 +12 52
7 Athletic Bilbao 33 +10 48
8 Real Sociedad 32 +7 47
9 Granada 33 +2 46
10 Valencia 33 -7 46
11 Levante 33 -5 42
12 Osasuna 32 -9 41
13 Real Betis 33 -11 37
14 Real Valladolid 33 -10 36
15 Alavés 33 -18 35
16 Eibar 32 -14 35
17 Celta Vigo 33 -10 34
18 Mallorca 33 -21 29
19 Leganes 33 -25 25
20 Espanyol 32 -25 24