First Division - Day 9

Osasuna 2 - Espanyol 0

Osasuna: Elía; Javier Flaño, Cuéllar, Miguel Flaño, Clavero; David López, Puñal, Raúl García (Valdo 81'), Moha; Romeo (Webó 62'), Milosevic (Muñoz 68'). 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Zabaleta (Armando Sá 54'), Jarque, Lopo, Pochettino, Domi; Juanfran (Fredson 69'), Edu Costa, De la Peña, Riera (Luis García 54'); Tamudo. 5-4-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Elía, Miguel Flaño, Moha for Ricardo, Josetxo, Delporte / Espanyol: Pochettino, Domi, Juanfran, Riera for Moisés Hurtado, David García, Ito, Luis García.

1-0. 26. David López. Long shot from right wing which Kameni carried in to net.
2-0. 69. Muñoz. Placed shot wide of keeper after Webó crossed in from right.

Osasuna hold on to top spot for another week after a 2-0 win over Espanyol, their sixth victory at the Sadar stadium in a row. The visitors were desperate for a win, and had the better of the opening minutes. But they were unable to find the target, and Romeo almost put the locals ahead when he headed Miguel Flaño's free kick against the post.

Midway through the first half the Pamplona based side did take the lead, although it was only thanks to a gift from visiting keeper Kameni who caught David López's long cross but inexplicably stepped back over his own goal-line, the linesman signalling to referee González Vázquez that it was a goal.

Espanyol thought they had equalised soon after the restart when Tamudo headed a long cross past Elía, only for González to rule it out, again at the insistence of his assistant, for a non-existent offside. Kameni made a couple of good saves from López and Moha, but with twenty minutes to go he was at fault again when he swung a leg at a back pass only to miss completely, allowing Webó to run through and cross in for Muñoz to fire a shot into the empty net.

After that the challenge from the visitors died, especially when Edu Costa got himself sent off for a second bookable offence. Kameni almost gave away a third goal when he cleared straight at Valdo, but this time he caught the rebound. His colleagues were less than happy with him though, and at the end of the game the only players to console him were wearing red shirts. The result leaves the Barcelona based side in next to bottom spot, and manager Miguel Angel Lotina may have been in charge for the last time.