BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Raúl de Tomás and Javi Puado scored late goals as Espanyol fought back to win 2-1 at 10-man Valencia and earn its first away victory of the Spanish league season on Friday.
The match that closed out 2021 will be the last one to be played with 100% occupancy for at least a month in Spain. Health authorities have reinstated caps of 75% seating for games during January given the sharp rise in coronavirus cases. Spanish stadiums had gone back to full capacity at the start of October.
Valencia appeared to be on its way to winning after Omar Alderete headed the hosts in front in the 51st minute.
But Espanyol tilted the match in its favor in the second half, and substitute Jofre Carreras proved key to its comeback.