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RCD Espanyol 4 - Swansea City 0

25th July 2008

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RCD Espanyol 4-0 Swansea City

Swansea City opened their Spanish tour with a disappointing 4-0 defeat against La Liga side RCD Espanyol.

It was always going to be a tough test with the home side fielding 5 of their regular starters.

Line-ups:

Espanyol: Chica, Victor Ruiz, Didac, de la Pena, Luis Garcia, Callejon, Coro, Jarque, Moises, Tamudo, C Alvarez.

Swansea City: (first-half) de Vries, Collins, Bessone, Monk , Serran, Tudur Jones, Bodde, Gomez, Orlandi, Gower, Pintado.

Attendance: 3,500

Gorka Pintado had a chance early on but after that the Spanish side caused problems for our defence. Monk was forced to put in an excellent tackle after a miss-placed pass from Gomez.

Moments later, De Vries pulled off a decent save from a lobbed effort by Tamudo.

The Swans slowly started to create chances of their own as Orlandi and Bessone teamed up well on the left side. Gower went close but his volley was blocked by Didac.

Gomez went close to breaking the deadlock after running clean through on goal but he was brought down by Ruiz. Gomez's shot from the resulting free-kick was saved by the keeper.

7 minutes before the break though, Espanyol took the lead as Tamudo headed home from Garcia's cross.

Swansea: (second-half): de Vries, Tate, Painter, Lawrence, Williams, MacDonald, Pratley, Allen, Britton, Butler, Bauza.

Martinez made a number of changes for the second half but there were no improvements as RCD went on to score 3 more goals.

20 minutes in and Espanyol doubled their lead through substitute Jonathan who scrambled the ball home.

Albert Riera extended Espanyol's lead even further with a lovely back-heel kick before getting his second of the game in similar superb fashion.

Visit Vital Swansea tomorrow for match updates and live chat for our second friendly against Peralada CF.


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Date:Friday July 25 2008

Time: 9:12PM

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