Two second half goals from Raul Garcia allowed Osasuna to recover from a nightmare week to beat nine-man Espanyol 2-0 .
Osasuna had conceded 11 goals to Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid in their previous two games, but had luck on their side throughout as Kalu Uche somehow blazed over from only five yards out early on.
Garcia then put the hosts in front eight minutes after the break as he volleyed in Lolo's cross and Espanyol were reduced to 10 men two minutes later when Philippe Coutinho was shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away.
The on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder then added a brilliant second as he cleverly lobbed Kiko Casilla and the visitors' misery was complete with eight minutes remaining as Juan Forlin also picked up a second booking for a foul on Garcia.
Espanyol have now gone five games without a win but they should have got off to the perfect start after four minutes as Javi Lopez and Sergio Garcia exchanged passes down the right and the former's cross...