Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez,
Ansotegi, Mikel González, De la Bella (Labaka 87'); Diego Rivas,
Aranburu; Xabi Prieto, Zurutuza, Griezmann (Sarpong 79'); Tamudo (Llorente
Espanyol: Kameni; Galán (Chica 31'), Forlín, Víctor Ruíz, David García; Javi Márquez (Coro 87'), Duscher; Luis García, Verdú, Callejón; Osvaldo (Alvaro Vázquez 72'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 83. Forlín (own goal). Turned in rebound after Kameni saved from Sarpong.
Yellow cards: Víctor Ruíz 07', Luis García 36', David García 51', Griezmann 75', Chica 89'.
Espanyol have been unable to reproduce their good home results away from their Cornellà stadium, and they were beaten 1-0 at Real Sociedad on Saturday evening. Tamudo was facing his old side for the first time, and he brought an early save out of Kameni with a header. Osvaldo tested Claudio Bravo for the first time at the other end, and the two keepers were in action early again in the second half, Bravo to turn a Luis García free kick round the post and Kameni to do likewise with a wide shot from Tamudo. Bravo saved again from Duscher and Callejón, but with a draw seemingly on the cards, Kameni could only push out a long free kick from Sarpong back in to play, and Forlín somehow managed to turn the ball back in to his own net with his heel trying to get it clear.