First Division - Day 33

Celta 2 - Racing Santander 2

Celta: Cavallero; Velasco, Sergio, Berizzo, Juanfran; Luccin, José Ignacio (José Juan 56'); Edu, Mostovoi (Vagner 63'), Gustavo López; Catanha (Jesuli 50'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Lemmens; Coromina, Moratón, Pablo Casar, Juanma; Diego Mateo (Diego Alonso 87'), Ismael; Benayoun, Javi Guerrero (Regueiro 63'), Munitis; Bodipo. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Celta: Mostovoi, Catanha for Angel, Mido / Racing: Juanma for Neru.

1-0. 35. Juanfran. Volley on far post after Catanha headed back corner.
1-1. 57. Javi Guerrero (penalty). After Bodipo pulled down by Cavallero.
2-1. 85. Edu (penalty). After Moratón pulled Edu back by shirt.
2-2. 99. Diego Alonso. Header over defence after long cross touched on.

Celta consolidated their fourth place with a 2-2 draw against Racing, although they felt cheated of a win after Diego Alonso headed the equaliser for the visitors in the ninth minute of injury time. In the absence of the injured Mido, Catanha returned to lead the attack, and team captain Mostovoi was also in the starting line up after his recuperation. Catanha headed wide and Lemmens saved from Sergio in a lively start, and Bodipo should have scored for the visitors when alone in front of Cavallero. Then ten minutes before the break the locals took the lead, Juanfran volleying home his first goal of the season after Catanha headed back a corner.

Racing came out strongly after the break with an active Bodipo having a penalty appeal turned down and then going close after Munitis put him away. Lotina decided to take off a lost Catanha to bring on Jesuli, Edu moving up to the striker's role, but the new man almost immediately put his team in difficulties with a wild back pass from the half way line. Bodipo intercepted the ball and closed in on goal, and Cavallero had no option but to bring him down. Referee Ramírez Domínguez had no doubts, sending off the keeper and awarding a penalty which Javi Guerrero stuck past reserve keeper José Juan, who had come on for José Ignacio.

Numbers were evened up a few minutes later when Coromina picked up a second booking, but the Cantabrians were looking dangerous and Bodipo had a goal disallowed for a borderline offside and then hit the post with another effort. But then with five minutes to go Moratón held on to Edu's shirt in the area, and Ramírez pointed once again at the penalty spot. The young Brazilian converted the kick himself and it appeared that Celta were on the way to a win, but the referee surprised everyone adding eight minutes of injury time. The time ran out but play continued, and in the last seconds José Juan hesitated as his opposite number Lemmens came right up the pitch to challenge for a cross, and the ball fell to late substitute Diego Alonso for him to head into an empty net.