Rayo: Dani Giménez; Tito, Arribas, Jordi
Figueras, Casado; Javi Fuego, Movilla (Dani Pacheco 61'); Piti (Delibasic 69'),
Michu, Botelho (Lass 56'); Tamudo. 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Javi López, Jordi Amat, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Forlín, Javi Márquez (Raúl Baena 73'); Sergio García, Romaric (Pandiani 88'), Verdú; Alvaro Vázquez (Rui Fonte 54'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 55. Romaric. Picked up forlín pass and struck angled shot across keeper.
Yellow cards: Javi Márquez 39', Romaric 60', Javi Fuego 79', Arribas 81', Jordi Amat 81', Tamudo 88'.
Espanyol kicked off the Sunday games at mid-day with a 0-1 victory at Rayo Vallecano, their first win away from home since January. Cristian Alvarez had to keep out a speculative shot from Piti in the opening minutes, but after that the visitors dominated, Dani saving a couple of times from an active Sergio García and Didac having a good penalty appeal turned down. Rayo's best chance came early in the second half when Alvarez had to come out quickly to clear from ex Espanyol striker Tamudo, but soon afterwards Romaric got what was to prove the only goal after picking up a pass from Forlín. Romaric and Sergio García tested Dani again after that, but they had already done enough by then.