La Liga's Espanyol, which has shown improvement under new head coach Rubi, defeated Bundesliga's Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 for its sixth pre-season win in as many matches.
The Spanish team first threatened the German club's goal in the 28th minute, when Leo Baptistao controlled a pass from Borja Iglesias and fired into the body of Swiss net minder Yann Sommer in a one-on-one opportunity.
Sommer then prevented Pablo Piatti from notching a goal minutes later, but on the last play of the first half he allowed the Argentine midfielder to score when he slipped while trying to control a pass from a defender.
However, Espanyol doubled its lead in the 62nd minute when Iglesias received a clever pass from Batistao on a free-kick play and put the ball in the back of the net.
The German club managed to pull one back when Josip Drmic punished the Espanyol defense for a failed clearance in minute 74.
Espanyol's Marc Roca, however, scored the third goal with nine minutes to go before second-half stoppage time, putting the finishing touch on the club's sixth friendly win in as many matches.
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