First Division - Day 11

Alavés 1 – Espanyol 0

Alavés: Pacheco; Alexis, Maripán, Rodrigo Ely, Adrián Diéguez, Alfonso Pedraza; Tomás Pina (Alvaro Medrán 67‘), Manu García, Wakaso (Dani Torres 90’); Christian Santos (Bojan 82‘), Munir. 5-3-2.
Espanyol: Pau López; Víctor Sánchez (Naldo 46‘), David López, Mario Hermoso, Aarón Martín; Sergi Darder, Javi Fuego; Leo Baptistao, Jurado (Melendo 73’), Piatti (Sergio García 82’); Gerard Moreno. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 01. Christian Santos. Latched on to loose ball and volleyed shot past keeper.

Yellow cards: Adrián Diéguez 15’, Mario Hermoso 21’, 39’, Alfonso Pedraza 26’, Tomás Pina 51’, Rodrigo Ely 58’, Alvaro Medrán 74’, Manu García 77’, Christian Santos 79’ / red cards: Mario Hermoso 39’.

Alavés are off the bottom of the table after a 1-0 victory over Espanyol on Saturday, their first win at home all season. Christian Santos got the only goal with less than a minute gone, and although the Catalans played over half the game with ten men after Hermoso was sent off for a second bookable offence, it took some important saves by Pacheco after the break to ensure the three points.