That's it for today, Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea has blown his whistle and the game is over.
Second Yellow Card
Javi Lopez (Espanyol) makes a bad challenge and is given a second yellow card which means he's off.
Ezequiel Garay (Valencia) does well to meet the corner from Daniel Parejo, but his close-range header is soft and goes miles wide of the right post. The ball goes out of play and Espanyol will have a goal kick.
Daniel Parejo (Valencia) takes the corner.
There will be a minimum of 5 min. of added time.
Jose Gaya (Valencia) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Diego Lopez intercepts the ball.
Marc Roca (Espanyol) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn't seem to agree with the decision, but Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea ignores the protests.
Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia) runs onto a ball from Kevin Gameiro and tries an ambitious shot from mid-range. The keeper has it covered but it goes just over the bar anyway. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Espanyol.
The Espanyol players are exchanging some short passes to try and open up the opposition’s defence and hit them swiftly on the break.
Denis Cheryshev (Valencia) hasn't suffered any serious injury which would see him leave the pitch. He's back in the game now.
The booking goes to Facundo Roncaglia (Valencia).
Looks like Denis Cheryshev (Valencia) is struggling after picking up a knock. Hopefully he can run it off.
Valencia control the tempo of the game by exchanging some accurate short passes.
Alfa Semedo (Espanyol) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
The manager makes a subsitution with Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol) coming on for Borja Iglesias.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Marcelino Garcia Toral decides to make a substitution. Ferran Torres will be replaced by Santi Mina (Valencia).
Esteban Granero (Espanyol) is punished with the yellow card.
It's time for a substitution. Alfa Semedo (Espanyol) comes on in place of Lei Wu.
Daniel Parejo (Valencia) launches a cross from the corner, but Diego Lopez is alert to thwart the effort.
Daniel Parejo (Valencia) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear.
This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Daniel Parejo (Valencia).
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia) will replace Francis Coquelin.
Today's referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea rightly decides to book Francis Coquelin (Valencia) for his harsh tackle.
Joan Rubi has decided to make a change. Javi Puado (Espanyol) replaces Sergi Darder.
Here comes the ref’s decision after the VAR review. It’s not penalty as the referee indicates there was no infringement.
Celebrations by Valencia are cut short as the referee signals that the penalty decision will be checked using the VAR. Hopefully it won’t take too long.
Valencia are ruled offside.
Diego Lopez pulls off a great save to deny Daniel Parejo (Valencia) who, makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick low drive towards the middle of the goal.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Ruben Sobrino departs the field of play to be replaced by Goncalo Guedes (Valencia).
Denis Cheryshev (Valencia) tries to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition's defence averts the threat.
Esteban Granero (Espanyol) takes a short corner kick.
Ezequiel Garay (Valencia) evades his marker in the box and connects beautifully with the corner from Daniel Parejo. Unfortunately for him, the ball just zips a few inches past the left post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Espanyol.
Daniel Parejo (Valencia) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will swing the ball into the penalty box.
Espanyol seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. They are waiting for the right moment to create new attacking opportunities.
Everything is set for the start of the second half.
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
1 additional min. will be played.
Espanyol are bossing possession at the moment by exchanging some precise passes from player to player.
Good team movement sets up Lei Wu (Espanyol) on the edge of the box, but he slices the ball narrowly wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Valencia.
OFF THE POST! Kevin Gameiro (Valencia) takes a shot from outside the box and hits the right post!
Daniel Parejo (Valencia) will take a corner kick.
It's going to be a corner kick.
Daniel Wass (Valencia) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball.
Javi Lopez (Espanyol) is awarded a yellow card for his behaviour.
Denis Cheryshev (Valencia) had time and space on the edge of the box but sent his effort just over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Espanyol will have a goal kick.
A quickly taken corner by Espanyol.
Daniel Parejo (Valencia) will take the corner.
Valencia enjoy a period of possession as they are exchanging some passes and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
The Espanyol players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in the defence to open up.
Kevin Gameiro (Valencia) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
The resulting corner from Daniel Parejo (Valencia) is cleared.
Valencia fail to score from a corner as Diego Lopez (Espanyol) leaps to collect the ball.
The Espanyol players are exchanging some short passes.
The first half has started.
The players are on the pitch and Valencia will have the kick-off.
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea was nominated as the referee for this game.
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