La Liga round-up: Valencia claim first win of season against Alaves
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 22/09/16 10:57pm
Dani Parejo's 88th minute penalty handed Valencia their first win of the season thanks to a 2-1 victory over Alaves at the Mestalla.
Valencia dismissed coach Pako Ayestaran on Tuesday with the side rooted to the bottom of La Liga having lost their opening four games of the season.
Salvador Gonzalez Marco took over as caretaker for the fourth time and his latest spell in charge started with a much needed three points.
Valencia took the lead in the 28th minute after Víctor Laguardia headed into his own net but the visitors were back on level terms just before the break with Gaizka Toquero grabbing the equaliser.
The match appeared to be heading for a draw until Zakaria Bakkali was brought down by Marcos Llorente and Parejo stepped up to seal a much needed three points for the hosts and move them off the bottom of the table.
Gerard Moreno grabbed the winner as Espanyol claimed their first La Liga win of the season with a 2-1 success at promoted Osasuna.
Moreno finished off a swift break with a neat turn and strike 18 minutes from time, shortly after Sergio Leon had brought the hosts back into the game at Estadio El Sadar.
Leo Baptistao had opened the scoring late in the first half with a firm header. Osasuna did get the ball in the net again after 88 minutes but Roberto Torres' tap-in was ruled out for offside.
Leganes bounced back from their 5-1 home defeat to Barcelona by coming from behind to claim a second away win of the season, 2-1 at Deportivo La Coruna.
Celso Borges had fired the home side in front as they bossed the first half, but it was a different story after the break as two headed goals in six minutes from Brazilians Luciano and Gabriel swung the game in Leganes' favour.