First Division - Day 29

Espanyol 2 - Betis 1

Espanyol: Diego López; Javi López (Alvaro Vázquez 83’), David López, Diego Reyes, Aarón Martín; Piatti, Víctor Sánchez, Javi Fuego, Jurado (Melendo 56’); Caicedo (Reyes 56’); Gerard Moreno. 4-4-2.
Betis: Adán; Rafa Navarro, Bruno, Pezzella, Tosca, Durmisi (Joaquín 71’); Brasanac (Alex Martínez 89’), Rubén Pardo, Dani Ceballos; Sanabria, Rubén Castro (Petros 80’). 5-3-2.

0-1. 78. Rubén Castro (penalty). After Javi Fuego tripped Sanabria in area.
1-1. 88. Javi Fuego. Fired shot past Adán after Moreno cross deflected to him.
2-1. 90. Reyes. Picked up Vázquez pass and struck shot inside near post.

Yellow cards: Javi Fuego 76’, Javi López 82’, Petros 87’, Gerard Moreno 88', Rafa Navarro 90' .

La Liga returned after the two week international break, Espanyol coming from behind late on to beat Betis 2-1 on Friday evening. Brasanac went close for the visitors a couple of times early on, and Adán made good saves from Víctor Sánchez and Diego Reyes either side of half time. With twelve minutes to go though Rubén Castro gave the Andalusians the lead from the penalty spot after Sanabria fell under a challenge from Javi Fuego. However some ten minutes later Javi Fuego equalized after Gerard Moreno played a Reyes free kick across the area, and with the game in the last minute of normal time Reyes fired home the winner to take the Catalans up to eighth pending the rest of the weekend games.