Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez,
Ansotegi, Mikel González, Cadamuro (Estrada 65'); Illarramendi (Aranburu
72'), Mariga (Rubén Pardo 77'); Xabi Prieto, Carlos Vela, Agirretxe;
Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Galán, Raúl Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Raúl Baena, Romaric; Sergio García (Thievy 16'), Verdú, Weiss (Rui Fonte 83'); Alvaro Vázquez (Cristian Gómez 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Didac 29', Llorente 41', Cadamuro 46', Ansotegi 56', Illarramendi 63'.
Real Sociedad stay bottom of the table, albeit that they are only a point away from fifteenth placed Getafe, after they could only draw 0-0 against Espanyol in the Sunday lunchtime match. Both teams had only scored nine goals all season, but whereas the visitors had managed to amass seventeen points in the that time, Montanier's side had only managed to clock up eight. Despite losing Sergio García to an early injury, Espanyol created the better chances in the opening minutes, Alvaro Vázquez steering a shot wide and Weiss coming up against Bravo. Real recovered later in the first half, Cristian Alvarez having to save from Llorente and Agirettxe going close. But after the interval the Catalans could have won it, in particular when a long shot from young substitute Cristián Gómez came back off the foot of the post later on.