Osasuna: Andrés Fernández; Marc
Bertrán (Echaide 75'), Lolo, Miguel Flaño Damià;
Puñal, Raoul Loe; Cejudo, Raúl García (Timor 90'), Lamah;
Nino (Lekic 86'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kiko Casilla; Javi López, Forlín, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Raúl Baena, Cristian Gómez (Romaric 74'); Sergio García (Weiss 63'), Verdú, Coutinho; Kalu Uche (Pandiani 71'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 53. Raúl García. Struck angled volley past Casilla from Lolo's cross.
2-0. 69. Raúl García. Controlled Bertrán pass and lobbed shot over keeper.
Yellow cards: Raúl García 01', Coutinho 16', 54', Baena 22', Forlín 35', 81',Cristian Gómez 55', Cejudo 61', Damià 88', Javi López 93', Héctor Moreno 94' / red cards: Coutinho 54', Forlín 81'.
Osasuna got their European campaign back on track, a 2-0 win against direct rivals Espanyol on Tuesday evening making sure of sixth spot for another few days at least. After two heavy defeats the Pamplona based side were being caught by several teams, and they could have gone behind early on had Kalu Uche been able to turn in Sergio García's cross from a couple of yards out. A first Puñal free kick bounced against the post though later in the first half, and Raúl García just failed to find the target from a second one minutes later. Eight minutes after the break Raúl García got on the end of Lolo's cross to open the scoring with a first time volley, and seconds after that Coutinho got himself sent off after picking up two rather unnecessary yellow cards, the first for a dive and the second for kicking the ball away. García made it two with a delightful lob with twenty minutes to go, and the visitors ended with nine men after Forlín was also sent off for a second bookable offence. A win and a clean sheet, and the happiest man on the park was keeper Andrés. He had let in eleven goals in the previous two matches!