Espanyol: Kiko Casilla; Javi López,
Colotto, Forlín, Capdevila; Víctor Sánchez, Raúl
Baena; Stuani, Verdú (Cristian Alfonso 77'), Simao (Longo 83'); Sergio
Celta: Javi Varas; Jonny Castro, Cabral, Demidov, Roberto Lago; Oubiña, Alex López; Augusto Fernández (De Lucas 58'), Mario Bermejo (Park Chu Young 72'), Krohn-Dehli (Toni 70'); Iago Aspas. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 24. Sergio García. Got on the end of Stuani cross to turn ball in on far post.
Yellow cards: Forlín 13', Javi López 29', Alex López 31', Víctor Sánchez 46', Simao 64', Raúl Baena 66', Colotto 82'.
Espanyol continued their revival under new coach Javier Aguirre, a 1-0 win over Celta on Saturday taking them out of the relegation spots. Despite their defeat against city rivals Barcelona last weekend, they began the game full of confidence, and Verdú fired a shot just over the top early on. Casilla had to save from Iago Aspas, but midway through the first half Javi López won the ball off Krohn-Dehli and played the ball on for Stuani to set up Sergio García for the opener. Both teams had chances after the restart, Demidov heading a free kick wide and Aspas causing more problems for the local defence, and Stuani bringing a good save out of Varas before Forlín headed a corner just past the post. But the Catalans held fast for a second home win in a row, and they are now level with their opponents in the table.