Mixed night for Spanish sides in Europe

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-25 08:58:47|Editor: Wang Yamei
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MADRID, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Spanish sides had a mixed night in Thursday's Europa League ties as Espanyol won away from home and Sevilla had a comfortable home win, while Getafe suffered a home defeat.

Fran Vazquez netted the first two goals of the game as Sevilla defeated the side from Luxembourg, F91 Dudelange 3-0 in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

Munir scored the third goal in a win which means Sevilla have nine points from three Europa League games to leave them odds on to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition.

A first goal from striker Victor Campuzano gave Espanyol a morale boost with a 1-0 win away to Bulgarian side Ludogorets, which takes them top of their qualifying group.

The side second from bottom in Spain played three central defenders and Wu Lei partnered Campuzano in attack and although Javi Lopez was sent off in the closing minutes Espanyol held on to give new coach Pablo Machin his first win since replacing David Gallego as coach.

However, there was disappointment for Getafe, who also made a lot of changes to their side, only to crash 1-0 at home to Swiss outfit Basel.

Fabian Frei scored the only goal of the game in the 18th minute and Basel held on until the end despite playing with 10 men for the last 17 minutes of normal time after Kevin Bua was sent off in the 73rd minute.