Real: Zubikarai; Carlos Martínez, Mikel
González, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Bergara (Javi Ros
73'), Illarramendi; Estrada (Chory Castro 65'), Xabi Prieto (Ifrán 79'),
Carlos Vela; Agirretxe. 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Raúl Rodríguez, Colotto, Héctor Moreno, Víctor Alvarez; Cristian Gómez, Raúl Baena; Sergio García (Stuani 63'), Verdú, Wakaso (Christian Alfonso 63'); Longo (Simao 85'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 77. Colotto. From close to goal after Héctor Moreno played across corner.
Yellow cards: Mikel González 28', Wakaso 32', Cristian Gómez 41', Longo 74', Raúl Baena 82'.
Espanyol moved out of the relegation spots for a few hours at least after beating Real Sociedad 0-1 in the Sunday mid-day match. The Catalans had not won away from home in eleven months, and it looked as if they were heading for another defeat as the locals totally dominated a rainy first half. Only a string of saves by Cristian Alvarez prevented Xabi Prieto, Agirretxe, Vela and Illarramendi from giving the Basque side the lead, and the visitors only got close to their opponents goal once, when Zubikarai blocked a shot from Sergio García. After the interval it was more of the same, with Alvarez keeping out Vela, Agirretxe and Iñigo Martínez. But with a quarter of an hour to go Verdú's corner fell to Hector Moreno as he was lying on the ground, and although his shot was going wide, Colotto was there on the far post to turn it in to the net.