Even after a throughout lead by the Catalan side, the highly-anticipated Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga game ended as a 1-1 draw. And with that score, Espanyol achieved the 10th place of La Liga with 34 points in 27 matches having 9 wins till now. On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao is now occupying the 11th place with 7 wins.
Facundo Ferreyra scored the first goal for Espanyol just nine minutes after the starting whistle. Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, failed to score any equalizer in the first half. Their only goal came from a brilliant strike by Raul Garcia in the 80th minute. Even after several attempts, both the teams failed to score any more goals.
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As an interesting fact, Espanyol recently gathered a huge follower in china due to the €2 million inclusion of Chinese forward Wu Lei on their side. According to the TV figures, Espanyol has a viewership of 177 thousands in Spain. But, they touched an unbelievable 40 million viewership in China alone.
While talking about the overwhelming response, La Liga president Javier Tebas said, “Wu Lei is a great forward, the whole of China is supporting him and Espanyol.” He then further added, “La Liga is looking towards the Chinese market and players who are in the Chinese Super League who have the potential to do well in Spain.”
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The President said, “I believe Espanyol should go to China on a pre-season tour because there would be a big interest in the player and the club from those who live here.” He then added, “We want Chinese people to view La Liga as the second most important league in the world, alongside their own league and we want to maximize that potential.”
Javier Tebas said, “That is a market that is developing quicker than any other and now they have a very important player who is playing in the best league in the world.” La Liga president then further added, “Playing La Liga matches in China? We do not want to rule anything out.”