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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 27 +32 58
2 Real Madrid 27 +30 56
3 Sevilla FC 27 +10 47
4 Real Sociedad 27 +12 46
5 Getafe 27 +12 46
6 Atletico Madrid 27 +10 45
7 Valencia 27 -1 42
8 Villarreal 27 +6 38
9 Granada 27 +1 38
10 Athletic Bilbao 27 +6 37
11 Osasuna 27 -4 34
12 Real Betis 27 -5 33
13 Levante 27 -8 33
14 Alavés 27 -8 32
15 Real Valladolid 27 -10 29
16 Eibar 27 -14 27
17 Celta Vigo 27 -12 26
18 Mallorca 27 -16 25
19 Leganes 27 -18 23
20 Espanyol 27 -23 20