Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso was sent off as his Espanyol recorded a their fourth defeat of the season with a slim 1-0 defeat at Real Betis on Saturday.
The 22-year-old was cautioned for a bad challenge on a Real Betis player moments before the end of the first half.
Things turn sour for the former Villarreal player after picking up a second yellow card in the 67th minute and ordered off the pitch.
Espanyol were unable to cancel Paulo Afonso’s 18th minute strike for Real Betis.
The Barcelona-based side have picked just a single point from their opening five games of the season and are second from bottom.