First Division - Day 20

Valladolid 2 - Racing Santander 1

Valladolid: Bizzarri; Torres Gómez, Gaspar, Peña, Marcos; Colsa, Mario; Fernando Sales, Oscar González, Chema (Sousa 90'); Aganzo (Ciric 46'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Lemmens; Coromina, Arzeno, Juanma, Neru; Ismael, Diego Mateo (Bodipo 85'); Munitis, Diego Alonso, Javi Guerrero (Benayoun 60'), Txiki (Regueiro 70'). 4-2-4.

Team changes: Valladolid: Peña for Jesús / Racing: Coromina, Arzeno, Neru, Ismael, Javi Guerrero, Diego Alonso, Txiki for Pineda, Moratón, Sietes, Nafti, Pablo Lago, Bodipo, Regueiro.

0-1. 13. Munitis. Diving header on far post after Javi Guerrero crossed in.
1-1. 17. Chema. Forced his way through defence to slip ball wide of keeper.
2-1. 82. Fernando Sales. Ran on to Colsa through ball to shoot past Lemmens.

Valladolid came from behind for the first time in three years to beat Dmitri Piterman's Racing Santander 2-1 and move up to ninth in table. The game was overshadowed at the start by the controversial new president, who once again registered himself as a club photographer to be close to his manager Chuchi Cos, and his side lined up again with four forwards in a 4-2-4 formation. As a result the opening minutes were frenetic, with Txiki and Munitis going close early on for the visitors and Chema just failing to beat Lemmens at the other end. Shortly before the quarter hour mark Munitis put Racing ahead with a rare headed goal after Diego Alonso and Javi Guerrero combined to set him up, but Chema levelled the scores soon afterwards, running on to a Colsa pass to hold off Arzeno and score.

Marcos cleared off the line from Racing's Ismael before the break and Fernando Sales shot just wide after the restart as both sides jostled for control. Piterman brought on Benayoun who just failed to get on the end of a Munitis cross, but with the visitors looking most like scoring, Colsa sent Fernando Sales away for him to chip the ball past Lemmens for the winner. Arzeno was sent off for a second bookable offence a minute later leaving the Cantabrians with ten men, but Piterman responded by bringing on a fifth forward Bodipo, and Munitis almost saved them a point when his curling free kick struck the crossbar. The defeat was the fifth in a row though for Racing, and they drop into the relegation spots as a result.