The game on Saturday was to be a goalless affair. Neither the home side Espanyol nor the visiting Villarreal managed to get their finishing touches in order and the game in the La Liga ended in a goalless 0-0 draw.
The last meeting between the teams ended in a 1-2 away win for Espanyol in January 2020.
In the next games in the La Liga, Espanyol will take on Mallorca (away) on 2021-08-27, Atletico Madrid (home) on 2021-09-12 and Real Betis (away) on 2021-09-19. Villarreal play Atletico Madrid (away) on 2021-08-29, Alaves (home) on 2021-09-12 and Mallorca (away) on 2021-09-19.