ALBION fans had plenty to celebrate as their side emerged victorious against Spanish club Espanyol last season.
A hat-trick from Leandro Trossard helped Brighton and Hove Albion win 5-1 at the Amex on Saturday afternoon.
Marc Cucurella, who reportedly made a transfer request on Friday due to interest from Manchester City, was a notable absentee from the matchday squad.
However, fellow defender Adam Webster put the hosts ahead with a short header at half-time.
His centre-back partner Lewis Dunk doubled Albion’s advantage early in the second half with a header of his own before Trossard scored the goals with a hat-trick in the 15th minute.
His first came from a volley, while the other two were rousing team moves.
Joselu withdrew one for the La Liga side but the Seagulls were comfortable winners ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20590705.brighton-v-espanyol-fans-gallery/?ref=rss Pictures: Albion defeated Spanish club Espanyol 5-1 last season