First Division - Day 13

Osasuna 1 - Espanyol 2

Osasuna: Ricardo; Azpilicueta, Miguel Flaño, Cruchaga, Corrales; Juanfran (Plasil 71'), Javi García (Carlos Vela 48'), Puñal, Héctor Font; Pandiani (Portillo 56'), Dady. 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Lacruz (Chica 90'), Torrejón, Jarque, Clemente; Valdo, Moisés Hurtado, Angel (Lola 78'), Riera (Moha 62'); Luis García, Tamudo. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Osasuna: Azpilicueta, Miguel Flaño, Cruchaga, Corrales, Pandiani for Izquierdo, Josetxo, Monreal, Margairaz, Plasil / Espanyol: Lacruz, Angel for Zabaleta, De la Peña.

0-1. 30. Angel. Fired shot past Ricardo after Valdo headed back cross.
0-2. 33. Valdo. Cut in past two defenders and scored with angled shot.
1-2. 74. Portillo. Steered header back past Kameni from Vela's cross.

Espanyol's recent good form continued, and they are up to fourth after beating Osasuna 1-2. Valdo returned to the Reyno de Navarra stadium to set up Angel for the opening goal on the half hour mark, and then scored the second himself after a jinking run just three minutes later.

Up to that point both sides had had chances, Tamudo having a shot deflected over and Juanfran shooting wide. Other than an effort from Riera though, the second half belonged to the locals, with Dady heading over a couple of times and Carlos Vela having an effort saved soon after the restart.

Vela thought he had got a goal back only to have his strike ruled out for a dubious offside, but a few minutes later Portillo headed in a cross from the young Mexican forward, his first goal since joining Osasuna in the summer. But Kameni and his defence held on after that to extend their unbeaten run to nine games. Next up Barcelona in Montjuic!