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2018-2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Borja Iglesias (1')
  • Mario Hermoso (55')
  • Wu Lei (65')
  • Rubén Alcaraz (17')

Wu Lei becomes first Chinese goal scorer in La Liga in Espanyol win vs. Valladolid

Espanyol forward Wu Lei became the first Chinese footballer to score in Spain's top-division La Liga, netting his side's final goal in a 3-1 win at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Wu, 27, sealed victory with a cool finish from inside the area in the 65th minute, giving the Barcelona club a second win in eight league games.

The victory took Espanyol, who are by owned by Chinese company Rastar Group, up to 11th in the La Liga standings.

China international Wu was the top scorer in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG FC until Espanyol signed him in January. His goal came in his fifth appearance for the La Liga side.

After the game, Wu handed his shirt to an emotional supporter in the crowd.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 25 +33 55
2 Real Madrid 25 +29 53
3 Atletico Madrid 25 +10 43
4 Sevilla FC 25 +9 43
5 Getafe 25 +11 42
6 Real Sociedad 24 +11 40
7 Villarreal 25 +8 38
8 Valencia 25 -2 38
9 Granada 25 +1 36
10 Levante 25 -5 32
11 Athletic Bilbao 25 +2 31
12 Osasuna 25 -4 31
13 Real Betis 25 -5 30
14 Alavés 25 -8 30
15 Real Valladolid 25 -6 29
16 Eibar 24 -15 24
17 Celta Vigo 25 -12 24
18 Mallorca 25 -16 22
19 Leganes 25 -19 19
20 Espanyol 25 -22 19