First Division - Day 10

Racing Santander 1 - Mallorca 2

Racing: Ceballos; Pineda, Moratón, Juanma, Sietes; Ismael, Messias (Diego Alonso 60'); Morán (Benayoun 46'), Munitis, Regueiro; Javi Guerrero (Matabuena 70'). 4-2-3-1.
Mallorca: Leo Franco; Cortés, Olaizola, Nadal, Poli; Novo (Campano 87'), Lozano, Ibagaza, Riera (Marcos 73'); Eto'o (Turu Flores 90'), Pandiani. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Racing: Messias for Nafti / Mallorca: No change.

1-0. 33. Ismael (penalty). After Cortés brought down Munitis on edge of area.
1-1. 42. Ibagaza. Scored directly from free kick taken from left of penalty area.
1-2. 55. Pandiani (penalty). After Sietes ruled to have brought down Eto'o.

Mallorca made it an incredible seven wins in a row after coming from behind to beat Racing Santander. The game was heavily influenced though by referee Moreno Delgado, who awarded two controversial penalties, one to each side during the match. The game started at a frantic pace, with Regueiro hitting the post from a wide angle and Ceballos saving well from Novo at the other end.

With just over half an hour on the clock, Munitis received a short corner and advanced into the penalty box where he was brought down by Cortés. It looked like a reasonable tackle and it may not have been quite in the area, but Moreno had no doubts and pointed to the spot. Ismael converted the kick without too many problems to put the home side in front.

Just before half time though the visitors were given a free kick wide on the left of the home penalty area, again for a foul which was heavily protested by the defence. However with Ceballos expecting a cross, Ibagaza directed his kick goalwards and the keeper did not have time to react before the ball entered the net.

Ten minutes into the second half it was Mallorca's turn to be given a dubious penalty, Eto'o falling under a challenge from Sietes. Ceballos guessed right, but could only turn Pandiani's kick onto the post and in to the net for the striker's sixth goal in three games. Racing came close to levelling the scores in injury time when Olaizola cleared off the line from Regueiro, but Manzano's side held on to move up to second place in the table, within a point now of leaders Real Sociedad.