Espanyol: Kameni; Chica, Forlín, Nico
Pareja, David García; Moisés Hurtado, Verdú; Luis
García (Iván Alonso 52'), Coro, Ben Sahar (Nakamura 63');
José Callejón (Roncaglia 88'). 4-2-3-1.
Málaga: Munúa; Jesús Gámez, Weligton, Cuadrado, Mtiglia; Xavi Torres (Benachour 76'), Juanito (Forestieri 82'); Fernando (Edinho 61'), Obinna, Duda; Baha. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 28. Fernando. Shot from right of area which took a deflection off Forlín.
1-1. 55. Sahar. Steered header down past Munúa from Coro's long cross.
2-1. 80. Iván Alonso. Picked up Nakamura pass and fired angled shot in to net.
Yellow cards: Juanito 46', Pareja 70', Weligton 78', Duda 78', Alonso 82', Edinho 92'.
Espanyol beat Málaga 2-1 on Wednesday evening to record their first ever official win in the new Cornellà stadium, and their second victory in a row in the league.
Things didn't look so good for the Catalans at the beginning, the visitors dominating the early minutes before Fernando's deflected shot gave the Andalusians a half time lead. And it could have been more when Fernando's cross came back off the bar and then Obinna tested Kameni soon after the restart.
However Sahar headed the equaliser from Coro's cross a few minutes later, entering the history books as the first Espanyol player to score in the new ground. And with ten minutes to go Iván Alonso picked up a pass from fellow substitute Nakamura and turned a defender before striking an angled shot past Munúa to win the match.