First Division - Day 34

Almería 0 - Espanyol 1

Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo (Juanma Ortíz 74'), Acasiete, Chico, Cisma; Bernardello (Corona 63'), M'bami; Piatti, Soriano, Crusat (José Ortíz 82'); Kalu Uche. 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Chica (Roncaglia 45'), Nico Pareja, Víctor Ruíz, Didac; Forlín, Moisés Hurtado; Callejón, Verdú (Iván Alonso 74'), Luis García; Osvaldo (Sahar 85'). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 54. Luis García. Struck free kick over defensive wall in to top corner of net.

Yellow cards: Nico Pareja 03', 94', Chico 18', Didac 19', Forlín 32', Roncaglia 63', Víctor Ruíz 84', Cisma 87', Soriano 94'.

Almería and Espanyol came in to their Sunday night match level on 38 points, still needing two or three more to be sure of another season in the top flight. But it was the Catalans who came away with the spoils after a 0-1 win. Luis García got the only goal with a well struck free kick ten minutes in to the second half, and after that Verdú, Callejón and Osvaldo could have increased the lead. The game ended with a bust up between the players, Pareja picking up a second booking which puts him out of the next game.