Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Chica,
Forlín, Víctor Ruíz, David García; Javi
Márquez, Duscher; Sergio García (Alvaro Vázquez 63'),
Verdú, Dátolo (Javi López 78'); Callejón
(Raúl Baena 88'). 4-2-3-1.
Levante: Reina; Javi Venta, Nano, Ballesteros, Del Horno; Xavi Torres (Pallardó 76'), Sergio; Xisco Nadal, Rubén Suárez (Valdo 60'), Juanlu; Caicedo (Stuani 56'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 12. Dátolo. Volleyed angled shot back into net from Verdú's cross.
2-0. 80. Callejón. Drilled low shot past Reina after Verdú laid ball back.
2-1. 83. Stuani. Caught Alvarez off line with header from Valdo's cross.
Yellow cards: Xavi Torres 27', Rubén Suárez 31', Javi Márquez 32', Víctor Ruíz 37', Del Horno 43', Nano 45', Dátolo 49', Ballesteros 58', Verdú 61', Alvarez 79', Valdo 92' / red cards: Xisco Nadal 55'.
Espanyol kept up their 100% home record this season, beating Levante 2-1 to move up to fifth. With Osvaldo and Luis García suspended, Dátalo was given a start, and he took advantage to open the scoring after Verdú floated a cross over from the right. Callejón had a goal disallowed and Verdú fired a couple of long shots just wide, and a few minutes after the restart the visitors were left with ten men when Xisco Nadal was sent off for a tackle from behind on Dátolo. When Callejón drilled home a second minutes later it appeared to be all over, but Stuani caught Cristian Alvarez out of position with a near post header to set up an exciting finish.