La Liga round-up Leganes continue good start with Espanyol victory
Last Updated: 28/08/17 1:36pm
Defender Martin Mantovani scored the only goal of the game as Leganes continued to enjoy an impressive start to just their second season in La Liga with victory at Espanyol on Sunday.
Mantovani stabbed home a loose ball in the 28th minute after Espanyol goalkeeper Sabata Pau Lopez had saved superbly from Gabriel Pires' header and the follow up from Javier Eraso.
The win gives Leganes six points from their first two games of the season, while Espanyol have just one point to show from their opening two matches.
One goal was also enough for Athletic Bilbao to win on the road at Eibar, with Aritz Aduriz ghosting between two defenders to power home a header from six yards following a superb cross from Inaki Williams.
The home side's best chances to equalise both fell to Enrique Kike, who got on the end of an excellent cross from substitute Bebe but saw his close-range effort well saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga, who also got down smartly at his near post to gather Kike's header from a free-kick.
Sevilla made it three 1-0 away wins on the day with victory at Getafe, Paulo Ganso producing a rare moment of quality to light up a mediocre contest.
The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Ganso deftly flicked Gabriel Mercado's cross into the far corner in the 83rd minute, while substitute Luis Muriel wasted a golden chance to double Sevilla's lead in injury time.
Amath Diedhiou missed the home side's best chance in the first half when he blazed his shot over the bar from 12 yards out after being played through by Jorge Molina.