Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Galán,
Raúl Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Forlín
(Thievy 46'), Romaric (Raúl Baena 46'); Weiss, Verdú, Cristian
Gómez (Cristian Alfonso 76'); Alvaro Vázquez. 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Andrés Fernández; Damià, Miguel Flaño, Rubén (Roversio 69'), Satrustegui; Puñal, Nekounam, Raúl García; Cejudo (Nino 69'), Ibrahima, Lamah (Lolo 76'). 4-3-3.
0-1. 43. Lamah. Ran on to Raúl García pass and steered shot past Alvarez.
0-2. 49. Nekounam. Struck shot past keeper after Ibrahima laid ball back.
1-2. 55. Alvaro Vázquez. Got above defence to head Verdú cross in to net.
Yellow cards: Forlín 27', Damià 36', Satrustegui 45', 75', Raúl Rodríguez 58', Verdú 86', Puñal 88', Thievy 91', Nekounam 92', Andrés 93' / red cards: Satrustegui 75'.
Osasuna are up to seventh in the table after a 1-2 win over Espanyol, who drop a point below them in the rankings after a fourth game without a victory. Both sides were missing key players, and there were few chances until two minutes before the interval, when Raúl García won the ball in midfield and sent Lamah away for him to shoot low past Cristian Alvarez. Just four minutes after the restart however the visitors went two up, Ibrahima and Lamah combining to lay the ball back for Nekounam to beat the keeper once again. Alvaro Vázquez headed one back from Verdú's long cross soon afterwards, and Weiss and Verdú in particular tried their best to level the scores. But despite having Satrustegui sent off for a second bookable offence (his second red card in his first two games with the first team), the visiting defence held fast for their first away win of the season.