Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol) will have to be careful for the rest of the match as he is shown a yellow card.
Youssef En Nesyri (Leganes) is punished with the yellow card.
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol) will replace Borja Iglesias.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) decides to try his luck with a first-time bullet of a shot. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't hit the ball perfectly and his effort ends well wide of the left post.
Espanyol work the corner short. The ball is passed to a nearby teammate.
Mauricio Pellegrino has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Nabil El Zhar (Leganes) replacing Recio.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Lei Wu departs the field of play to be replaced by Sergio Garcia (Espanyol).
Mario Hermoso will be replaced by Oscar Duarte (Espanyol).
Youssef En Nesyri (Leganes) meets a cross inside the box and heads it goalwards. Unfortunately for him, he sends the ball narrowly over the crossbar. What a chance!
Mauricio Pellegrino has decided to substitute Martin Braithwaite and he is replaced by Guido Carrillo (Leganes).
Substitution. Oscar is replaced by Arnaiz Diaz Jose Manuel (Leganes).
Goal! Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Andriy Lunin into the top right corner.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) is going to take the penalty!
Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes) probably handled the ball inside the penalty area. The referee blows his whistle and awards Espanyol a penalty after chaos inside the box.
Espanyol have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Lei Wu (Espanyol) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a promising strike towards the left post. Andriy Lunin guesses his intentions and denies him with a fine save. Espanyol force their opponents to concede a corner.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
The resulting set piece from Leganes is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Great save! Youssef En Nesyri (Leganes) had time and space inside the box after picking up a neat pass, but his shot towards the bottom left corner was brilliantly saved by Diego Lopez. Good work from Leganes as they win a corner.
Espanyol quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) receives a good pass and from just outside the box he unleashes a promising strike, but the shot is blocked by the defender. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Espanyol.
Long passes, short passes and one-two passes. Espanyol are showcasing great team work by keeping possession and producing pin-point passes from player to player. The opposition's players are finding it very difficult to intercept at the moment.
A corner kick by Espanyol is thwarted by the well prepared Andriy Lunin (Leganes).
Youssef En Nesyri (Leganes) times his run well to meet a lofted cross near the penalty spot, but mistimes his header and sends the ball high over the bar.
Lei Wu (Espanyol) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Lei Wu (Espanyol) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) is adjudged offside.
Marc Roca (Espanyol) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can't get to the ball. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Leganes.
The second half gets underway.
The match has reached half-time.
Second Yellow Card
Unai Bustinza (Leganes) sees a yellow card in the hand of Mario Melero Lopez. And as it's a second one this game, a red follows and Unai Bustinza (Leganes) is sent from the pitch.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Leganes are showing great team chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
A yellow card for a tackle by Recio (Leganes). Mario Melero Lopez doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
The resulting set piece from Espanyol is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Goal! Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) fires the rebound inside the right post after the ball breaks to him in the box. The score is 0:1.
Recio (Leganes) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but he fails to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
Mario Melero Lopez shows a yellow card to Unai Bustinza (Leganes), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Leganes seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by the offensive players allows the defenders to set up the attack.
Lei Wu (Espanyol) is unable to control an accurate defence-splitting pass properly and one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball.
Dimitrios Siovas (Leganes) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can't get to the ball.
Leganes didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
What a wasted chance that is! An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Martin Braithwaite (Leganes) who sends his header well wide of the left post.
Leganes have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Dimitrios Siovas (Leganes) finds himself some space to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick, and from near the penalty spot he attempts to score with a header. His effort lacks accuracy and floats high over the bar.
Roberto Rosales (Espanyol) commits a rough challenge and Mario Melero Lopez blows his whistle for a foul. Leganes are awarded a free kick.
Mario Hermoso (Espanyol) meets a cross inside the box, but Andriy Lunin wins the battle for the ball and the chance is gone.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition's defence.
Leganes take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Diego Lopez makes a superb save to deny a header which was nodded by Martin Braithwaite (Leganes) after a cross from the side.
Youssef En Nesyri (Leganes) latches on to a pin-point through ball, but one of the defending players dispossess him. Brilliant defending.
The first half of this match is about to start.
Espanyol will kick-off.
The referee of today's match will be Mario Melero Lopez.
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