First Division - Day 13

Espanyol 2 - Betis 4

Espanyol: Argensó; Bertrán, Domoraud, Soldevilla, David García; Morales, Alex Fernández (De la Peña 73'); Martín Posse, Maxi, Crusat (Roger 30'); Tamudo (Milosevic 53'). 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Prats; Varela, Juanito (Rivas 65'), Filipescu, Luis Fernández; Marcos Assunçao, Arzu; Joaquín, Capi (Denilson 69'), Fernando; Alfonso (Ito 80'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Espanyol: No change / Betis: Filipescu, Arzu, Capi, Alfonso for Rivas, Ito, Denilson, Casas.

0-1. 11. Capi. Shot low past Argensó after good work by Alfonso and Fernando.
0-2. 21. Juanito. Deflected Assunçao free kick with his head past keeper.
1-2. 62. Roger. Following up after keeper pushed out Martín Posse shot.
2-2. 71. Milosevic. Turned defender and chipped ball into net past Prats.
2-3. 72. Fernando. From right of goal after Alfonso shot blocked.
2-4. 86. Fernando. Picked up pass from Luis Fernández to shoot past Argensó.

An event packed game at the Montjuic stadium, where Betis ran out 2-4 winners over Espanyol to move up to fourth in the league. Capi put the Andalucians in front after good work by Fernando and Alfonso, and Juanito deflected Assunçao's free kick past Argensó for the second with only twenty minutes gone. Espanyol's Domoraud was sent off by referee Carmona Méndez for a high tackle on Alfonso, and Alfonso missed the easiest of chances after the restart to extend the lead when he waited too long and was closed down.

Numbers were evened up though when Joaquín was given a red card for pushing David García in the face, and the Catalans came back with goals by Roger and Milosevic to level the scores. A minute later though Fernando scored from a possible offside position, and before the end added another for the final result. Espanyol were left with nine men at the end when David García was sent off, Soldevilla also picked up a fifth yellow card of the season, and they ended the day back down in next to last place. Not a good day for Moya's side.