Málaga: Willy Caballero; Jesús
Gámez, Demichelis, Weligton, Eliseu; Recio, Apoño; Portillo
(Sandro Silva 74'), Sebas Fernández (Juanmi 78'), Duda; Rondón
(Maresca 87'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Javi López, Jordi Amat, Galán, David García; Raúl Baena, Verdú, Sergio García (Thievy 71'), Luis García (Eric López 86'), Alvaro Vázquez (Osvaldo 59'); Iván Alonso. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 07. Rondón. Ran on to shoot past Kameni after Amat failed to clear long pass.
2-0. 25. Rondón. Got on end of Portillo cross to turn ball past keeper on far post.
Yellow cards: Rondón 13', Sergio García 33', Jordi Amat 77'.
Espanyol stay in fifth spot despite a 2-0 defeat at Málaga, who themselves move off the bottom of the table as a result. The Andalusians got off to a great start, Rondón taking advantage of a failed clearance by Jordi Amat to volley home the first in the seventh minute, and then turning in Portillo's cross for the second a few minutes later. And for the rest of the first half Pellegrini's side came looking for more, Kameni making a string of first class saves from Rondón, Apoño, Portillo and Sebas to keep his side in the game. The Catalans improved a bit after the break, Osvaldo coming on to test Willy Caballero and the keeper saving a Luis García free kick, but once again Kameni had to be at his best to stop Recio late on. A second win in a row for the locals, and they are now just a point away from safety.