The second-half goal from de Tomas was to be the only goal of the game when Espanyol won 1-0 (0-0) at home to Alaves in La Liga.

The first half finished 0-0 and it took until the 54th minute before Raul de Tomas scored to make it 1–0 for Espanyol, a goal that decided the game.

Alaves now have five straight defeats.

It was the first victory for Espanyol after a five-game winless run.

Espanyol have 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses with a 4–5 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Alaves have 5 losses and a 1–11 goal difference.

The last meeting between the teams ended in a 0-2 home win for Espanyol in June 2020.

Espanyol have scored 4 goals. They have scored two goals at home. They’ve conceded 5 goals in total.

Alaves have scored 1 goal in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 1 goal. They’ve conceded 11 goals in total.

Espanyol have opened the score in 0 of their 5 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 0 percent when scoring the first goal.

In the next games in the La Liga, Espanyol will play Sevilla (away) on 24 September 2021, Real Madrid (home) on 02 October 2021 and Cadiz (home) on 16 October 2021. Alaves play Atletico Madrid (home) on 24 September 2021, Atlethic Bilbao (away) on 30 September 2021 and Real Betis (home) on 16 October 2021.