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Sep 25, 2014 at 7pm UK at Estadi Cornellà-El Prat
Espanyol
2-0
Getafe
Garcia (65'), Stuani (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Sergio Garcia, Christian Stuani guide Espanyol to first win

Espanyol score two second-half goals to beat Getafe 2-0 and pick up their first win in La Liga this season.

Sergio Garcia and Christian Stuani struck second-half goals to help Espanyol beat Getafe 2-0 at the Cornella-El Prat and secure their first La Liga win of the campaign.

Garcia fired the Catalans ahead not long after the hour mark, before Stuani put the result beyond doubt late on as the Periquitos opened their account at the fifth time of asking.

The hosts started brightly but it took 16 minutes for them to threaten Getafe's goal, as Garcia saw his header expertly tipped away by Vicente Guaita.

However, Sergio Gonzalez's side failed to build on that early promise and the visitors nearly snuck ahead seven minutes after the interval.

Diego Castro found Abdoul Karim Yoda waiting on the edge of the box, but the midfielder's shot whistled narrowly wide of the post.

It proved a decisive miss as Garcia opened the scoring 13 minutes later, collecting a Salva Sevilla pass before passing first time beyond Guaita.

Cosmin Contra's side looked keen to level matters but Getafe struggled to create the clear-cut chances necessary to do so.

Espanyol then took a big step toward their first league win this season as Stuani struck on 83 minutes, tucking home after Guaita saved from Garcia.

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Alvaro Vazquez of Getafe CF celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and UD Almeria at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on August 29, 2014
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