Espanyol: Kameni; Galán, Jordi Amat,
Raúl Rodríguez, Chica; Javi López, Verdú; Luis
García (Javi Márquez 59'), Iván Alonso (Rui Fonte 81'),
Callejón (Alvaro Vázquez 70'); Osvaldo. 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: De Gea; Ujfalusi, Perea, Godín, Filipe Luis; Reyes, Mario Suárez, Tiago, Koke (Raúl García 40'); Agüero, Diego Costa (Juanfran 80'). 4-4-2.
0-1. 01. Koke. First time shot from inside area after Galán tried to clear.
1-1. 37. Osvaldo. Picked up Verdú pass and fired in shot which deflected off Perea.
1-2. 48. Agüero. Intercepted Callejón back-pass and ran on to chip Kameni.
2-2. 57. Osvaldo. Guided header wide of De Gea from Verdú's long pass.
Yellow cards: Jordi Amat 12', Filipe Luis 28', Chica 46', Mario Suárez 55', Tiago 71', Raúl García 78', Reyes 92'.
Espanyol and Atlético Madrid cancelled each other out in a 2-2 draw on Sunday evening, a result which kept Atlético in seventh spot, a point above their opponents in the table. With only a minute on the clock the visitors went ahead, Koke latching on to a poor clearance by Galán from Reyes to poke a shot wide of Kameni. Callejón and Agüero both went close as the two teams vied for possession, but with seven minutes to go to the break Osvaldo picked up a long pass from Verdú and fired in a shot which took a deflection off Perea to wrong-foot De Gea. Four minutes after the restart though another defensive mistake allowed Atlético to restore the lead, Callejón turning the ball back from the touch-line to stop it going out of play, but only finding Agüero who outstripped young defender Raúl Rodríguez before chipping a shot past Kameni. Osvaldo was there again though ten minutes later to head another long ball from Verdú past De Gea, and Kameni produced the save of the night from Tiago a few minutes later to ensure a point for his side.