First Division - Day 35

Atlético Madrid 3 - Espanyol 2

Atlético: Leo Franco; Heitinga, Perea, Ujfalusi, Pernía; Maxi (Pablo 35'), Paulo Assunçao, Raúl García (Banega 71'), Simao; Agüero (Camacho 94'), Diego Forlán. 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Jarque, Pareja, Chica (Beranger 56'); Moisés Hurtado, De la Peña (José Callejón 66'); Luis García, Iván Alonso, Nené; Tamudo (Román 23'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Atlético: Simao, Agüero for Banega, Miguel / Espanyol: No change.

0-1. 38. Nené (penalty). After Pernía brought down Iván Alonso inside area.
0-2. 40. Jarque. Turned ball in with thigh on far post from Nené's long free kick.
1-2. 53. Forlán. Ran on to curl shot wide of Kameni from outside of area.
2-2. 60. Agüero. Got on end of Pernía's long cross to turn ball in on far post.
3-2. 93. Forlán. Picked up Simao pass and beat keeper with shot on turn.

Yellow cards: Sergio Sánchez 16', Iván Alonso 17', Raúl García 31', Heitinga 42', Moisés 52', Román 58', Agüero 60', Callejón 82', Beranger 83' / red cards: Perea 33'.

Atlético Madrid stayed in touch for a place in the Champions League after coming from two down to beat Espanyol 3-2. Abel Resino's side seemed to be on the way to defeat when Perea was sent off on the half hour mark for an aggressive tackle on Chica, and then when Nené converted a penalty and Jarque scored a second goal. But strikes from Forlán and Agüero soon after the restart levelled the scores, and Forlán got the winner in injury time.