Atlético: De Gea; Ujfalusi, Perea,
Godín, Filipe Luis; Reyes, Mario Suárez, Tiago (Raúl
García 67'), Simao (Fran Mérida 82'); Diego Forlán,
Espanyol: Kameni; Javi López, Jordi Amat, Forlín, Didac; Raúl Baena, Javi Márquez; Luis García, Verdú (Sergio García 73'), Callejón (Dátolo 59'); Osvaldo (Raúl Rodríguez 91'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 21. Luis García (penalty). After Reyes blocked free kick with his arms in area.
1-1. 45. Tiago. From close to goal after Kameni saved two previous efforts.
1-2. 53. Verdú. Turned ball into empty net after De Gea failed to hold Osvaldo shot.
2-2. 65. Agüero. Picked up Forlán centre and steered shot wide of Kameni.
2-3. 77. Osvaldo. First time volley in to near top corner from Luis García cross.
Yellow cards: Reyes 20', Javi López 23', Raúl Baena 24', Jordi Amat 38', Simao 44', Verdú 45', Kameni 65', Tiago 66', Forlín 86'.
Espanyol stay in fourth place in the table after a 2-3 victory at Atlético Madrid on Saturday evening. The Catalans took the lead three times in the match, the first somewhat against the run of play when Luis García converted a penalty after Reyes had blocked Callejón's free kick with his arms. Tiago equalised on the stroke of half time, beating Kameni at the third attempt following a corner after the keeper had saved his header and a shot from Godín. But after Kameni had kept out Agüero and Simao, Verdú restored the lead after De Gea failed to hold on to an angled shot from Osvaldo. The local keeper made an important save from Osvaldo minutes later, and Agüero levelled the scores once again after Forlán put him through. But with a quarter of an hour left to go Osvaldo thrashed home an impressive volley from Luis García's cross, and this time there was no way back.