Espanyol: Kiko Casilla; Arbilla, Alvaro, Héctor Moreno, Fuentes; Lucas Vázquez, Cañas, Abraham, Salva Sevilla (Paco Montañés 70‘); Sergio García (Víctor Sánchez 93’), Stuani (Caicedo 77‘). 4-4-2.
Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Augusto Fernández, Cabral, Fontàs, Jonny Castro; Krohn-Dehli (Sergi Gómez 84’), Radoja, Pablo Hernández; Orellana, Larrivey, Nolito. 4-3-3.
1-0. 90. Caicedo. Turned shot past keeper after Sergio García header blocked.
Yellow cards: Arbilla 54’, Cañas 58’, Fontàs 61’, Alvaro 73’, Pablo Hernández 82’, Nolito 85’.
Espanyol ended the day in ninth spot after beating Celta 1-0 in the last minute of the final match of Saturday evening, a result which takes them above their opponents in the table. The Galicians had only picked up two points in their last eight games, and had only scored once in that time, and they didn’t cause too many problems until the start of the second half, when Larrivey brought a couple of saves out of Casilla. Their hosts too hadn’t done much up to that point either though, the best a cross from Lucas Vázquez which Cabral just managed to clear, and a header over the top from Stuani, and with a quarter of an hour to go Sergio González brought on Caicedo, who had been the key man in their midweek cup victory over Valencia. That livened things up, the substitute setting up Sergio García for him to fire a shot against the post, then putting Sergio Alvarez to the test himself. And with the game coming to a close Sergio García’s header from a Lucas cross was blocked, and Caicedo was on hand to steer the rebound in to the net.