Espanyol: Pau López; Víctor Sánchez, David López, Mario Hermoso, Aarón Martín; Diop (Marc Roca 70’), Sergi Darder; Leo Baptistao, Jurado (Sergio García 65’), Piatti (Granero 60’); Gerard Moreno. 4-2-3-1.
Deportivo: Pantilimon; Juanfran, Schär, Arribas, Luisinho; Valverde, Guilherme (Andone 69’), Celso Borges; Fede Cartabia (Bruno Gama 85’), Lucas Pérez, Çolak (Borja Valle 74’). 4-3-3.
1-0. 05. Leo Baptistao. Angled near post header past keeper from Víctor cross.
2-0. 22. Arribas (own goal). Deflected ball in after Moreno headed on corner.
2-1. 53. Celso Borges. Got on the end of Luisinho cross to bundle ball in to net.
3-1. 72. Moreno (penalty). After Arribas tripped up Granero inside the area.
4-1. 90. Moreno. Turned ball in from close to goal after Baptistao crossed in.
Yellow cards: Luisinho 19’, Víctor Sánchez 75’, Bruno Gama 93’.
Espanyol clocked up a 4-1 victory over Deportivo in the Sunday mid-day kick-off to move to within two points of the European spots. Baptistao headed the opener and Arribas deflected a corner in to his own goal to put the Catalans two up at the break. Pau López had a couple of saves to make before Celso Borges got one back, but in the last twenty minutes Gerard Moreno converted a penalty and then turned in Baptistao’s centre to make it seven points in as many days for Quique’s side.