First Division - Day 14

Racing Santander 2 - Deportivo La Coruña 2

Racing: Dudu Aouate; Oriol, Moratón, Bertín; Pedro López, Anderson Silva, Regueiro; Nafti (Parri 86'), Benayoun, Morán (Arizmendi 80'); Javi Guerrero (Matabuena 89'). 3-3-3-1.
Deportivo: Molina; Manuel Pablo, César (Capdevila 89'), Andrade, Romero; Duscher, Mauro Silva; Scaloni, Valerón, Fran (Víctor 75'); Luque (Pandiani 77'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Racing: Nafti for Parri / Deportivo: Mauro Silva for Munitis.

1-0. 23. Benayoun. Turned shot past Molina after Morán laid ball back from left.
1-1. 49. Luque (penalty). After referee ruled that Regueiro had handled in the area.
2-1. 87. Javi Guerrero. Controlled Pedro López cross and fired shot past Molina.
2-2. 93. Pandiani. Bent free kick past wall and through hands of keeper.

An exciting finish at Racing Santander's Sardinero stadium, where an injury time free kick from Walter Pandiani saved a point for Deportivo La Coruña in a controversial 2-2 draw. The Cantabrians started well, and Molina was called upon to keep out a shot from Javi Guerrero early on. And they took the lead midway through the first half when Benayoun turned Morán's pass wide of the keeper.

Depor could have scored a few minutes later when Scaloni burst through only to be closed down by the defence close to goal, referee Megia Dávila waving away appeals for a penalty. But he did award one to the visitors under far less clear circumstances in the opening minutes of the second half, ruling that Regueiro had handled in the area when the player was neither in the area nor did he touch the ball with his hands.

Luque stepped up to convert the kick, and for a few minutes Racing were unable to react. But they eventually woke up, and Molina had to be at his best to keep out efforts from Anderson Silva and Benayoun. Local manager Lucas Alcaraz was sent off for protesting, and the visitors thought they had scored when Aouate stopped Víctor's free kick on the line. But Javi Guerrero appeared to have given the home side a win three minutes from the end before Pandiani's late strike.

Megía dished out two more red cards to Morán (who had already been substituted) and Racing's physical trainer off the field as they protested that the free kick leading up to the goal should never have been given. But Deportivo had taken away a point, and there was nothing they could do about it.