Raul Garcia earns point for Athletic Bilbao in draw with Espanyol



Posted Saturday, March 09, 2019 by PA

Raul Garcia earns point for Athletic Bilbao in draw with Espanyol

Raul Garcia struck 10 minutes from time for Athletic Bilbao as they held Espanyol to a 1-1 draw at San Mames.

Facundo Ferreyra scored his first goal since joining Espanyol from Benfica on a deal until June 2020 in the January transfer window, slotting low beyond Bilbao goalkeeper Iago Herrerin in the ninth minute.

Bilbao were seemingly heading towards their second defeat in a row – having lost to Valencia last Sunday – but Garcia came to their rescue in the closing stages.

The former Atletico Madrid midfielder was able to direct his header past Espanyol shot-stopper Diego Lopez as the spoils were shared.

The stalemate means Espanyol are unbeaten in their last six matches in LaLiga.

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