Feb 2, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis
2-0
Espanyol
Castro (71', 89')
Sevilla (50'), Reyes (55'), Jordi (74')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sanchez (68')

David Lopez admits disappointment

Lopez admits disappointment
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Espanyol midfielder David Lopez admits that his side's gameplan failed in their 2-0 defeat to Real Betis at the weekend.

Espanyol midfielder David Lopez has admitted his disappointment with his side's 2-0 loss to Real Betis at the weekend.

Betis picked up just their third league win of the season courtesy of a double from Ruben Castro, and Lopez concedes that Espanyol's gameplan failed.

"We've lost against the team that's bottom of La Liga and we have to correct the mistakes we made. We set ourselves out to hold them in the first half and then go for the game in the second half," he told reporters at a press conference.

"If we'd done that, their fans would have started getting on their backs and their players would have started getting nervous. There's nothing we can do about it now though."

Espanyol lined up with three central defenders in Seville.

Betis' forward Ruben Castro heads the ball past Rijeka's defender Niko Datkovic during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match Real Betis Balompie vs HNK Rijeka at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on December 12, 2013
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