First Division - Day 28

Osasuna 1 - Espanyol 0

Osasuna: Roberto; Azplicueta, Miguel Flaño, Josetxo, Monreal (Javier Flaño 87'); Juanfran (Masoud 63'), Nekounam, Puñal, Plasil; Dady (Portillo 72'), Pandiani. 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Chica, Jarque, Pareja, David García; Sergio Sánchez, Lola; Luis García (José Callejón 66'), De la Peña (Iván Alonso 82'), Nené; Tamudo. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Josetxo, Pandiani for Sergio, Antonio Hidalgo / Espanyol: Chica, Lola for Moisés Hurtado, Rufete.

1-0. 92. Nekounam. Got free of marker to head Puñal's free kick down past keeper.

Yellow cards: Josetxo 35', David García 50', Juanfran 57', Puñal 65', Pandiani 69', Masoud 84', Chica 85', Nené 92', Plasil 94'.

The relegation battle is hotting up already, and Osasuna moved to within a point of safety after a last minute 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Espanyol. It was a tense game, and only a Nekounam header and a Sergio Sánchez free kick caused any problems for either keeper in the first half.

After the restart Nené and Callejón brought good saves out of Roberto. Pandiani fired a deflected shot just wide and Nekounam tested Kameni, but with the match in the second minute of injury time Nekounam headed the only goal from Puñal's free kick to take the three points. It was a blow for Pochettino's side, who are now four points adrift at the foot of the table.