Espanyol: Kameni; Galán, Forlín,
Víctor Ruíz, David García; Javi Márquez, Duscher;
Luis García, Iván Alonso (Verdú 49'), Callejón
(Javi López 89'); Sergio García (Dátolo 72'). 4-2-3-1.
Almería: Diego Alves; Juanma Ortíz, Marcelo Silva (Valeri 72'), Carlos García, Jakobsen; Mbami (Nieto 87'), Bernadello; Piatti (Corona 72'), Vargas, Crusat; Ulloa. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 47. Callejón. Shot under Alves after Jakobsen headed out Márquez cross.
Yellow cards: Silva 15', Forlín 20', Duscher 22', Carlos García 61'.
Espanyol moved up to fourth after a 1-0 victory over Almería on Saturday evening, their second win in a row in the Cornellà stadium. There was little action until shortly before half time, when Diego Alves had to save from Iván Alonso and Callejón, and Bernadello brought a good save out of Kameni at the other end. Two minutes after the interval though Callejón ran in to drive a low first time shot through the hands of the keeper after Jakobsen headed out a cross from Javi Márquez, and Sergio García almost scored a second when he shot wide minutes later. The nearest the visitors came to scoring was when Víctor Ruíz almost turned Piatti's cross in to his own net, and Callejón and Dátalo could have increased the scoreline later on.