Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Chica, Nico Pareja,
Víctor Ruíz, Didac; Javi Márquez, Raúl Baena; Luis
García, Verdú (Roncaglia 89'), José Callejón (Coro
66'); Osvaldo (Iván Alonso 80'). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, Ustaritz (Muniain 60'), Amorebieta, Koikili; Gurpegui, Orbaiz, Iturraspe; Toquero (De Marcos 64'), Llorente, Yeste (Susaeta 18'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 58. Luis García. Following up after Gorka pushed out shot from Javi Márquez.
Yellow cards: Amorebieta 36', Javi Márquez 39', Raúl Baena 54', Coro 84', Chica 86', Cristian Alvarez 91', Gorka 94'.
Espanyol kicked off the weekend beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to move away from the danger zone. Luis García got the only goal with just under an hour on the clock after Gorka Iraizoz could only push out a shot from Javi Márquez. The Catalans had dominated the first half before that, with Osvaldo missing a good chance and Javi Márquez bringing a couple of good saves out of the keeper, and the only real reply from the visitors was a shot over the top from Susaeta later on.