First Division - Day 35

Málaga 2 - Racing Santander 3

Málaga: Arnau; Gabriel, Fernando Sanz, Alexis (César Navas 68'), Nacho; Edgar, Gerardo, Bovio (Hidalgo 78'), Duda; Pablo Couñago, Salva. 4-4-2.
Racing: Dudu Aouate; Pinillos, Oriol, Moratón, Pablo Alfaro (Juanjo 46'), Ayoze; Damià, Casquero (Matabuena 76'), Vitolo (Antonio Tomás 83'), Oscar Serrano; Antoñito. 5-4-1.

Team changes: Málaga: Alexis, Edgar, Duda, Salva for César Navas, Juan Rodríguez; Manu, Antonio López / Racing: Moratón, Damià, Vitolo for Antonio Tomás, Felipe Melo, Juanjo.

0-1. 17. Casquero. Spectacular volley after Damía headed back cross.
1-1. 25. Alexis. Far post header over Aouate from Gerardo's long cross.
2-1. 31. Alexis. Got on the end of Duda's corner to turn ball in from close up.
2-2. 52. Antoñito. Nipped in between Alexis and Arnau to roll ball in to net.
2-3. 80. Juanjo. Following up after Arnau saved penalty from Antoñito.

The first issue of the season has been decided, Málaga now unable to save themselves from relegation after losing 2-3 to Racing Santander. Nando Yosu was in charge of the visitors for the first time (this season at least) after Preciado resigned midweek, and he saw his side take the lead with a spectacular Casquero volley.

The hosts turned the scoreline around though with two goals from Alexis in the space of five minutes, the first with a header from a long cross after Aouate misjudged his challenge, and the second from close to goal following a corner.

Racing equalised again when Antoñito took advantage of a hesitant Alexis to barge him off the ball and poke a shot past Aouate shortly after the break, and ten minutes from the end Juanjo got the winner after Arnau had saved a hotly disputed Antoñito penalty after the referee ruled that Fernando Sanz had handled the ball whilst on the ground. It was the Cantabrians first win in seven games, and they move four points clear of the drop zone as a result.