First Division - Day 31

Espanyol 1 - Racing Santander 0

Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Jarque, Pareja, David García; Moisés Hurtado, Román (Lola 64'); Luis García, Iván Alonso (Rufete 84'), Nené; Tamudo (José Callejón 75'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Coltorti; Pinillos, Garay, Marcano, Luis Fernández (Sepsi 77'); Colsa, Lacen; Munitis, Jonathan Pereira, Oscar Serrano (Tchité 64'); Zigic. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Espanyol: David García, Luis García for Beranger, José Callejón / Racing: Coltorti, Luis Fernández, Colsa for Toño, Moratón, Luccin.

1-0. 57. Iván Alonso. Got above defence to head Nené's long free kick in to net.

Yellow cards: Colsa 37', Munitis 52', Luis Fernández 56', Iván Alonso 59', Lacen 72', Marcano 92'.

Espanyol moved off the bottom of the table with a 1-0 victory over Racing Santander, and they are now only five points away from escaping the drop zone after picking up seven points from their last three games.

Backed by a large crowd the Catalans had the better chances in the first half, Jarque bringing a good save out of Coltorti and Tamudo missing from close up.

Pochettino's side took the lead though twelve minutes in to the second half, Iván Alonso getting above the defence to head Nené's long free kick past the keeper. And they could have won by a bigger amount in the end, Marcano heading away from under the bar a dangerous cross-come-shot from Nené.