Deportivo: Aranzubia; Laure, Lopo, Ze Castro,
Filipe Luis; Juca, Juan Rodríguez; Adrián López (Pablo
Alvarez 60'), Valerón (Mista 60'), Guardado; Riki (Lassad 60'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Chica, Forlín, Nico Pareja, David García; Moisés Hurtado, Verdú (Roncaglia 83'); Coro, José Callejón (Marqués 86'), Luis García; Ben Sahar (Javi Márquez 63'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 19. Callejón. Poked ball back in to net after Forlín header came off bar.
1-1. 27. Adrián. Picked up Valerón pass and rounded keeper to score.
1-2. 41. Forlín. Glancing header wide of Aranzubia from Callejón's cross.
1-3. 53. Verdú. Ran on to David García through ball and shot inside near post.
2-3. 75. Lassad. Slid ball in from close up after David García cleared from Mista.
Yellow cards: Callejón 17', David García 73', Mista 89', Pareja 90'.
Espanyol got their first points on the board with a 2-3 victory at Deportivo. Callejón started things off after Nico Pareja had headed Luis García's corner against the bar. And although Adrián beat the offside trap to pick up Valerón's clever through ball and equalise, Forlín restored the lead with a guided header past Aranzubia close to half time. Ex Depor midfielder Verdú made it three soon after the restart, and although Lassad scrambled one back a few minutes later, it was not enough to prevent the defeat.