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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Bernardo Espinosa (16')

Ten-man Espanyol cling on for goalless draw at Getafe

Struggling Espanyol secured a heroic 0-0 draw at Champions League-chasing Getafe on Tuesday after playing most of the La Liga match with 10 men.

Espanyol found themselves on the backfoot when defender Bernardo Espinosa was dismissed in the 16th minute for appearing to elbow an opponent while waiting for a cross.

The visitors initially coped well with the setback but were clinging on for most of the second half and it took two big interventions from goalkeeper Diego Lopez to thwart Getafe, including a double save in stoppage time.

The point took Espanyol off the bottom of the table and into 19th place on 24 points, two points from the safety zone. Getafe remain fifth on 47 as they again missed out on the chance to move into the top four having lost 2-1 at Granada last Friday.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 34 +39 76
2 Real Madrid 34 +34 74
3 Barcelona 34 +47 74
4 Sevilla FC 34 +22 70
5 Real Sociedad 34 +16 53
6 Villarreal 34 +13 52
7 Real Betis 34 -3 51
8 Granada 34 -12 45
9 Athletic Bilbao 34 +8 45
10 Celta Vigo 34 -5 44
11 Osasuna 34 -10 40
12 Cádiz 34 -20 40
13 Levante 34 -10 38
14 Valencia 34 -8 36
15 Getafe 34 -14 34
16 Alavés 34 -24 31
17 Real Valladolid 34 -14 31
18 Huesca 34 -18 30
19 Elche 34 -21 30
20 Eibar 34 -20 26