Fernandez hails vital victory
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Catalan outfit overcame the sending-off of Albert Lopo midway through the second half to secure all three points thanks to a last-minute Cyril Domoraud strike, and Fernandez admitted the success was much needed.
"I am very happy with what we have achieved," stated the French coach.
"This victory is worth a lot, especially how it was achieved.
"We never gave up, we always continued to look for the three points and at no moment did it seem like we were playing with ten.
"We will play better, but we are in a situation where we can not play to try and conserve (a draw).
"We must always go for the three points, draws are no good to us."
Espanyol still sit at the foot of the Primera table, but have now moved level on points with Murcia as they bid to extricate themselves from their difficult predicament.