Espanyol: Diego López; Marc Navarro, David López, Diego Reyes, Aarón Martín; Javi Fuego, Jurado; Hernán Pérez (Marc Roca 75’), Reyes (Salva Sevilla 81’), Piatti; Gerard Moreno. 4-2-3-1.
Granada: Ochoa; Foulquier, Lombán, Ingason, Tabanou (Gabriel Silva 46’); Sergi Samper, Krhin (Alberto Bueno 77’), Andreas Pereira; Aly Mallé, Kravets, Boga (Ponce 46’). 4-3-3.
1-0. 11. Reyes. Picked up ball on right of area and struck shot across Ochoa.
1-1. 23. Andreas Pereira. Fired free kick under defensive wall as they jumped.
2-1. 32. Piatti. Collected Jurado pass and beat keeper with shot on the turn.
3-1. 48. Marc Navarro. Took Reyes pass and curled angled shot past Ochoa.
Yellow cards: Ingason 18’, Foulquier 49’, Andreas Pereira 92’.
Next to bottom club Granada are now eight points away from safety after they lost 3-1 to Espanyol in the Saturday mid-day game. Reyes gave the home team the lead in the tenth minute after Tabanou failed to clear a Piatti cross, but Andreas Pereira made it all square a few minutes later with a clever free kick under the defensive wall as they jumped in the air. Piatti restored the lead however before the break, and debutant Marc Navarro fired home the third just six minutes after the restart to give the Catalans their first victory of the new year.