Levante: Munúa; Javi Venta, Ballesteros,
Nano, Del Horno; Xavi Torres, Iborra; Valdo (Pallardó 82'), Xisco
Muñoz (Jefferson Montero 60'), Juanlu; Caicedo (Stuani 69'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Javi López, Jordi Amat, Galán, David García (Víctor Alvarez 87'); Duscher, Verdú (Manuel Molina 73'), Sergio García (Eric López 81'), Luis García, Callejón; Alvaro Vázquez. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 26. Caicedo. Ran in to head Valdo cross past Kameni from near post.
Yellow cards: Duscher 06', Galán 12', Xisco 51', Munúa 58', David García 63', Callejón 74', Jordi Amat 76', Del Horno 81', Iborra 84'.
Espanyol were beaten 1-0 by Levante on Sunday evening, a fourth away defeat in a row which means they drop a place to sixth. Levante themselves had won their last three home games, and they should have gone ahead when Juanlu's early shot appeared to bounce down over the line, Kameni reacting quickly to clear the follow up header from the winger. However referee Turienzo Alvarez gave the visitors the benefit of the doubt, and waved play on. A quarter of an hour later though there was no question when Caicedo ran in to head Valdo's cross past the keeper to open the scoring, and Valdo could have made it two when he broke free only to shoot wide. Alvaro Vázquez and Verdú went close either side of half time for an Espanyol side which was packed with youngsters following injuries to first choice players, but the locals held fast, and Jefferson Montero came close a couple of times to adding to the lead later on.