First Division - Day 31

Deportivo La Coruña 2 - Racing Santander 0

Deportivo: Molina; Manuel Pablo, Héctor, Coloccini, Capdevila; Duscher (De Guzman 70'), Sergio; Víctor, Iago (Momo 80'), Munitis; Diego Tristán (Xisco 55'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Dudu Aouate; Pinillos, Garay, Pablo Alfaro, Ayoze; Antonio Tomás (Antoñito 53'); Damià (Felipe Melo 46'), Casquero, Vitolo (Oscar Serrano 73'), Jonathan; Juanjo. 4-1-4-1.

Team changes: Depor: Manuel Pablo for César / Racing: Pinillos, Juanjo for Regragui, Antoñito.

1-0. 19. Capdevila. Turned ball in from close up after Víctor headed on corner.
2-0. 56. Iago. Controlled Manuel Pablo cross and fired low shot wide of Aouate.

Deportivo moved to within one place of the European spots after beating Racing Santander 2-0 on Sunday evening, only the second time this season they have won two home games in a row. The Cantabrians had been a bit of a bogey team at the Riazor in recent seasons, winning four of their last six visits, but they went behind in the twentieth minute when Víctor headed on a Munitis corner for Capdevila to score.

Diego Tristán and Garay went close at either end, and Sergio hit the post with a long shot on the stroke of half time. Visiting coach Manolo Preciado threw on more attacking players early in the second half, but that left gaps at the back and they were caught out when youngster Iago controlled Manuel Pablo's cross to beat Aouate, his first goal for the first team. The scoreline could have been bigger had the Israeli keeper not saved well from Munitis later on, but by then Caparrós's side had the three points in the bag.