Manu Garcia (Alaves) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Espanyol.
2 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
A cross from Jony (Alaves) fails to reach the box as the defence clears the ball away to safety.
Oscar Melendo (Espanyol) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
Oscar Melendo (Espanyol) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Ruben Duarte (Alaves) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva had an easy-decision to make.
Jony (Alaves) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
Alaves have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Jonathan Calleri (Alaves) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked. Alaves win a corner.
Victor Sanchez (Espanyol) is penalised for holding. Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva signals a set piece.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) will deliver the ball into the penalty box from a corner kick.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. Espanyol will have a chance to score from a corner kick.
A clumsy foul by Manu Garcia (Alaves) and Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows his whistle.
Jony (Alaves) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Roberto Rosales departs the field of play to be replaced by Javi Lopez (Espanyol).
Roberto Rosales (Espanyol) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
The foul by Victor Laguardia (Alaves) was seen by Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva who didn't hesitate to blow the whistle.
Jony (Alaves) whips the ball in, but it fails to reach any of his teammates as the opposition's defence averts the threat.
Takashi Inui (Alaves) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Jony (Alaves) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
Naldo (Espanyol) makes a bad challenge and receives a yellow card. The referee had no doubt.
It's in the back of the net! Oscar Melendo slips the ball through to Adria Giner Pedrosa (Espanyol), and he darts into the box to unleash a magnificent shot into the bottom left corner. He makes it 1:0.
Jonathan Calleri (Alaves) is penalised for a foul. Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva had a clear view and blows his whistle.
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva blows the whistle, Victor Sanchez (Espanyol) is penalised for a foul.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) has a goal ruled out for offside!
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) takes the corner but it's cleared.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. Espanyol force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
Victor Sanchez (Espanyol) runs onto a good long pass and tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort flies high over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Alaves will have a goal kick.
Oscar Melendo (Espanyol) works the corner short instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Victor Sanchez (Espanyol) tries to send a pass but it's blocked. It will be a corner kick for Espanyol.
Marc Roca (Espanyol) takes a mid-range shot, but it lacks accuracy and it goes way over the bar. The ball goes out of play and Alaves will have a goal kick.
An attempted cross from Roberto Rosales (Espanyol) is cleared.
Jony (Alaves) sends a cross into the box, but Diego Lopez comes off his line to gather the ball.
Sergi Darder (Espanyol) tries to create a chance, but puts too much weight on his pass. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Alaves.
Lei Wu (Espanyol) gives away a foul during an attacking move and the referee blows his whistle.
Manu Garcia (Alaves) fouls an opponent. At least that's what referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva signals.
Today's match has just started, enjoy the game!
Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva will referee today's match.
Hello and welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of the upcoming clash. We will try to provide you with as-accurate-as possible picture of the happenings on the pitch. Have fun.
The players are out at last! Espanyol will take the kick-off.