La Liga

November 25, 2012



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La Liga

11:00 +00:00, November 25, 2012

Estadi Cornella-El Prat

Wakaso in racism claims

Team Stat Comparison

Espanyol Getafe
Matches Played 38 38
Table Position 13 10
Points 44 47
Goal Difference -9 -14
Goals for * 1.3 0.9
Goals against * 1.5 1.8
Last 5 L-L-L-D-L L-L-L-L-W
Last 5 home L-D-L-D-D L-L-W-L-D
Last 5 away L-L-L-W-W L-L-L-L-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Espanyol | Getafe

Competition Stats

Espanyol Getafe
Goals Verdú 9 Diego Castro Gimenez 7
Assists Mubarak Wakaso 6 Pedro León 7
Yellows Víctor Sánchez 17 Alexis 11
Reds Mubarak Wakaso 2 Alexis 2
Squads: Espanyol | Getafe

Next Matches

Espanyol Getafe
4/19 A: Real Sociedad 4/19 A: Levante
4/27 H: Almeria 4/26 H: Malaga
5/3 A: Real Valladolid 5/3 A: Barcelona
5/11 H: Osasuna 5/11 H: Sevilla FC
5/18 A: Real Madrid 5/18 A: Rayo Vallecano

Espanyol midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has claimed referees in Spain are racist.

The Ghanaian has the worst disciplinary record in the Primera Division with six yellow cards and one red to his name from 10 games this season and ahead of his struggling side's clash at home to Getafe the 22-year-old accused referees of being biased against black players.

Wakaso told the club's website: "I am sorry to say, but referees show cards based on the colour of your skin.

"I think they respect some players and not others.

"Only against Osasuna did we deserve to lose. Every other game was influenced by the referee.''

Sergio Garcia and Hector Moreno are both suspended so Diego Colotto and Simao are expected to return to the starting line-up.

Getafe have far fewer problems as they sit comfortably in mid-table, but manager Luis Garcia believes it is matches like this one that will decide whether they will remain there or can push on to challenge for a European place.

He told Marca: "I think Espanyol will come out very fired up and we know that in extreme situations people can produce their best.

"After saving the game against Real Valladolid last week we now have to determine whether we're going to be mid-table, higher or lower.

"If we beat Espanyol we will advance positions, but what matters to me is getting 19 points at this stage, with a cup tie to come in December which will also define whether we have a season of excitement or suffering.''