First Division - Day 12

Espanyol 1 - Sevilla 0

Espanyol: Toni; Lopo, Soldevilla, Domoraud, David García; Morales (Tayfun 67'), Héctor; Velamazán (Tamudo 52'), Fredson, Jordi Cruyff; Maxi (De la Peña 72'). 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Esteban; Redondo, Javi Navarro, Alfaro, Marañón; Gallardo (Navas 82'), Casquero, Martí, Reyes; Antoñito (Carlos 85'), Hornos. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Espanyol: Soldevilla, David García, Morales, Velamazán, Fredson, for Torricelli, Wome, Bastía, Tayfun, Raúl Molina / Sevilla: Marañón, Gallardo, Hornos for Daniel Alves, David, Darío Silva.

1-0. 90. Domoraud. Got on the end of De la Peña free kick to head past Esteban.

A last minute goal from Domoraud gave bottom club Espanyol a 1-0 victory over Sevilla, their first win at home this season. Luis Fernández was in charge for the first time at the Luis Companys stadium in Montjuic, and he made five changes to his side, with Fredson and youngster Héctor recalled and Maxi acting as makeshift centre forward. Caparrós was also forced to make changes to his starting line up, with both full backs out and Darío Silva suspended, and youngsters Marañón and Navas came in to the squad, the former starting the match and the latter making his debut late in the second half.

Scoring chances were few and far between, but the best fell to the Andalucians. Javi Navarro directed a header against the bar midway through the first half with Toni nowhere to be seen, and the keeper making a spectacular save from a Casquero free kick just beofre the break. Maxi and Fredson both tested Esteban after the break, but things seemed to be going against them when Lopo was given a second booking by an over-zealous referee, leaving his side with ten men. But Fernández turned to his new signing Iván De la Peña to try his luck, and in the last minute he picked out Domoraud with a long free kick to head the winner past the keeper.