Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo,
Marcelo Silva, Acasiete, Jakobsen; Mbami, Bernardello; Piatti, Kalu Uche
(Vargas 56'), Crusat (Feghouli 82'); Ulloa (Goitom 89'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Chica, Jordi Amat, Galán, David García; Forlín (Alvaro Vázquez 42'), Javi Márquez; Luis García (Dátolo 58'), Verdú, Callejón (Iván Alonso 79'); Sergio García. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 05. Marcelo Silva. Got behind defence to head in long Bernadello free kick.
2-0. 06. Kalu Uche. Cut in from the right and fired shot under the legs of Kameni.
3-0. 18. Bernadello. Struck shot from right of area which went under Luis García.
3-1. 33. Verdú. Following up after Alves pushed Callejón shot on to crossbar.
3-2. 48. Alvaro. Got ahead of marker to slide ball in on near post from Chica cross.
Yellow cards: Galán 20', Forlín 23', Crusat 40', Verdú 45', Mbami 47', Vargas 64', Michel 70', Diego Alves 88'.
Espanyol drop down a place to sixth in the table after they were beaten 3-2 by Almería. The locals were already two up in the first six minutes, Marcelo Silva flinging himself forward to head in a long Bernadello free kick on the far post, and Kalu Uche firing in a shot from right of goal which went under the legs of Kameni. Callejón brought a good save out of Diego Alves at the other end, but soon afterwards Bernadello got the third with a shot which deflected off Luis García to wrong-foot the keeper. The visitors got two back after that, Verdú drilling the ball in to the net after Alves pushed a shot from Callejón on to the bar, and Alvaro Vázquez getting ahead of his marker to turn in Chica's cross three minutes in to the second half. But although Alvaro came close to equalising later on, the visitors could not prevent a second defeat in a row.