Deportivo La Coruna off to good start after seeing off Eibar

Deportivo La Coruna went to the top of the early La Liga standings with a 2-1 home win over Eibar on the opening night of the Spanish top flight.

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Lucas Perez converted Deportivo La Coruna's winner from the penalty spot Source: Getty Images

Lucas Perez won a late penalty when he went to ground after a push in the back from David Junca and got up to tuck it away himself in the 87th minute.

Depor had gone behind in the 55th minute when defender Ivan Ramis rose highest at the near post to head in a corner, though home goalkeeper German Lux should have kept it out.

Pedro Mosquera equalised for the hosts (69) as he stretched to volley home Raul Albentosa's free-kick and Perez then kept his nerve to slot home the winner from the spot.

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Published 20 August 2016 at 8:32am
Source: PA Sport