He blasted home after a wonderful Bebe equaliser had canceled out Abraham’s first-half opener. Espanyol were made to pay for these huge misses when Bebe blasted home a bolt from the blue, rammed home from the left-hand sid of the box, the strike flying past the helpless Pau Lopez. Upd. at 22:21 They eventually took the lead when the outstanding Marco Asensio zipped into the box and crossed for Abraham to turn home, although Yoel Rodriguez could have been better between the sticks. Rik Sharma Hernan Perez’s brilliant volley gave Espanyol a crucial win over Rayo Vallecano in a real relegation six-pointer. Then it was Gerard Moreno’s turn to fluff his lines, holding onto the ball well in the box but firing straight at Yoel. Another brilliant run by Aesensio carved open Espanyol but Burgui, another Real Mdarid loanee, fired wide of the near post when he should have drilled home. It was enough to win it despite some late Rayo pressure and takes Espanyol 14th with 31 points, while the visitors are 17th on 26th, equal with Granada who are 18th. Espanyol started the game more intensely, getting into Rayo’s box a few times but failing to find any firm chances. 07/03/2016 CET But as time ticked on, Espanyol levelled with a brutal blast of their own, Perez rifling home a dropping ball on the edge of the box on the volley. He made amends, in part at least, by tipping a Victor Sanchez shot around the post, which was bound for the top corner.