Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Javi López,
Forlín, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Raúl Baena, Javi
Márquez; Rui Sergio García (Romaric 75'), Verdú,
Albín (Thievy 13'); Alvaro Vázquez (Pandiani 65'). 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Gurpegui, San José, Amorebieta, Iñigo Pérez (Iturraspe 46'); De Marcos, Javi Martínez; Gabilondo (Susaeta 46'), Ander Herrera (Toquero 66'), Muniain; Llorente. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 25. Sergio García. Ran in to head Alvaro's lifted cross back past Iraizoz.
1-1. 61. Llorente. Got above marker to head corner past keeper in to roof of net.
2-1. 73. Sergio García. Hooked ball in to net after Iraizoz dropped free kick.
Yellow cards: Javi López 06', De Marcos 07', Sergio García 52'.
Espanyol picked up their first points of the season with a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the last match on Sunday evening. Bielsa was returning to his old hunting ground, and his team started well, with Gabilondo going close a couple of times and Ander Herrera testing Christian Alvarez. Javi Márquez brought a good save out of Iraizoz at the other end though, and soon afterwards Sergio García headed the opening goal from an Alvaro Vázquez cross. Alvarez pulled out two or three top class saves from Llorente, Iturraspe and Susaeta either side of half time, but he could do nothing to stop Llorente heading the equaliser from a corner. However with a quarter of an hour Iraizoz failed to hold on to a wide free kick, and Sergio García lifted the ball over the head of the keeper before volleying a shot in to the empty net to win the match.