Espanyol: Kameni; Javi López, Jordi
Amat, Galán, David García; Luis García, Javi
Márquez, Verdú, Callejón (Manuel Molina 86'); Sergio
García (Duscher 65'), Alvaro Vázquez (Rui Fonte 78'). 4-4-2.
Real: Claudio Bravo; Estrada, Demidov, Mikel González, De la Bella; Illarramendi, Bergara; Xabi Prieto (Sarpong 72'), Zurutuza (Agirretxe 84'), Griezmann (Sutil 77'); Tamudo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 42. Estrada (own goal). Deflected Alvaro Vázquez shot wide of own keeper.
1-1. 44. Estrada. From close up after Demidov headed back Griezmann corner.
2-1. 54. Sergio García. Picked up Verdú cross and turned past marker to score.
3-1. 81. Callejón. Collected Rui Fonte pass and beat Bravo with angled shot.
4-1. 91. Javi Márquez. Fired wide free kick round defensive wall in to far corner.
Yellow cards: Galán 29', Illarramendi 53'.
Espanyol returned to winning ways after four defeats in a row, a 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad taking them back up to fifth. Tamudo was making an emotional return to his old side, and he and Zurutuza brought good saves out of Kameni early on. Near the end of the first half though Estrada scored at both ends, deflecting a wayward shot from Alvaro Vázquez past his own keeper, and then making up for his mistake by levelling the scores after Demidov headed back Griezmann's corner. However Sergio García put the Catalans back in front after turning past his marker to beat Bravo a few minutes in to the second half, and in the last ten minutes Callejón and Javi Márquez added two more, the first from Rui Fonte's pass and the second with a well struck free kick.