Espanyol: Kiko Casilla; Javi López,
Colotto, Héctor Moreno, Víctor Alvarez (Raúl
Rodríguez 70'); Forlín, Víctor Sánchez; Stuani,
Verdú (Raúl Baena 84'), Simao (Petrov 80'); Sergio García.
Real: Zubikarai; Carlos Martínez, Mikel González, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Bergara (Ifrán 63'), Illarramendi (Rubén Pardo 73'); Xabi Prieto, Zurutuza, Griezmann; Agirretxe. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 09. Sergio García. Got on the end of Simao cross to turn shot past Zubikarai.
1-1. 24. Zurutuza. First time volley after Casilla punched out Illarramendi centre.
2-1. 38. Stuani. Poked shot past keeper after Sergio García crossed from left wing.
2-2. 76. Javi López (own goal). Deflection after Griezmann played on Pardo centre.
Yellow cards: Forlín 24', Iñigo Martínez 50', Víctor Sánchez 67', Agirretxe 74', Mikel González 78', De la Bella 87'.
Real Sociedad remain in fourth place, a point now above Málaga, after they drew 2-2 at Espanyol on Sunday. The Catalans twice took the lead, the first time in the eighth minute when Sergio García got ahead of his markers to turn Simao's cross past Zubikarai. A quarter of an hour later Zurutuza equalised with a first time volley over the head of Kiko Casilla after the keeper punched away Illarramendi's centre, but Stuani restored the lead before the break with an acrobatic shot from Sergio García's cross. After the interval Casilla was called upon a couple of times to keep out Agirretxe, but with a quarter of an hour to go he was left stranded when Javi López deflected the ball in to his own net when Griezmann tried to play Rubén Pardo's pass across the area. A useful point though for Javier Aguirre's side, and after a bad start to the season they are almost safe for another year.