Elche fought back from a goal down to claim a vital 1-1 draw at Espanyol in its battle to avoid relegation from La Liga.
Cristian Herrera's late equalizer gave Elche a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Espanyol in La Liga on Monday.
Espanyol looked to be on its way to three points courtesy of a superb strike from captain Sergio Garcia after 17 minutes. Garcia collected a pass from Abraham and curled an unstoppable left-footed effort beyond Przemyslaw Tyton from 20 yards.
But Elche hung in there, and got its rewards 13 minutes from time when Herrera converted the rebound after Kiko Casilla had made a fine save.
The draw moves Elche three points clear of 18th-placed Almeria with nine games left to play, while Espanyol remains 12th.