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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 12 +18 25
2 Real Madrid 12 +16 25
3 Atletico Madrid 13 +7 24
4 Sevilla FC 13 +3 24
5 Real Sociedad 13 +7 23
6 Athletic Bilbao 13 +5 20
7 Getafe 13 +3 20
8 Granada 13 +2 20
9 Valencia 13 +1 20
10 Osasuna 13 +3 19
11 Villarreal 13 +7 18
12 Levante 13 0 17
13 Real Valladolid 13 -3 17
14 Alavés 13 -4 15
15 Eibar 13 -7 15
16 Mallorca 13 -7 14
17 Real Betis 13 -8 13
18 Celta Vigo 13 -12 9
19 Espanyol 13 -16 8
20 Leganes 13 -15 6