First Division - Day 16

Espanyol 1 - Las Palmas 0

Espanyol: Pau López; Javi López, Alvaro González, Enzo Roco, Duarte; Víctor Sánchez (Abraham 79’), Pape Diop; Hernán Pérez, Marco Asensio, Gerard Moreno (Salva Sevilla 57’); Caicedo (Burgui 86’). 4-2-3-1.
Las Palmas: Javi Varas; David Simón, Aythami, Hernán, Dani Castellano; Roque Mesa (Culio 77‘), Vicente Gómez; Momo, Tana (El Zhar 57’), Nauzet (Willian José 66‘); Araujo. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 67. Caicedo. Got on the end of Javi López cross to fire shot past Javi Varas.

Yellow cards: Diop 19’, Hernán 34’, Gerard Moreno 51’, Roque 60’, Hernán Pérez 78’, Salva Sevilla 91’, Willian José 94’.

Espanyol moved up safely to mid-table after beating next to bottom club Las Palmas 1-0, a second victory in four days for new coach Constantín Galca after his side knocked Levante out of the cup midweek. Pau López had to save from Araujo and Momo early on though, and Nauzet fired a good chance wide with the goal at his mercy. But either side of half time Marco Asensio, Moreno, Hernán Pérez and Caicedo all went close, and midway through the second half Caicedo got on the end of a Javi López cross to score what was to prove the only goal of the game. After that substitute Salva Sevilla put Caicedo through only for him to fall over his own feet, and then floated in a free kick which Abraham turned against the upright, but the Catalans had already done enough to clock up only their second league win in eight games.