First Division - Day 6

Osasuna 0 - Racing Santander 1

Osasuna: Ricardo; Javier Flaño (David López 76'), Cruchaga, Josetxo, Corrales; Valdo, Puñal (Muñoz 83'), Raúl García, Delporte; Webó (Soldado 58'), Milosevic. 4-4-2.
Racing: Toño; Pinillos, Garay, Rubén, Luis Fernández; Antonio Tomás (Vitolo 70'), Colsa; Scaloni, Felipe Melo (Oscar Serrano 81'), Munitis; Zigic (Juanjo 88'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Osasuna: Javier Flaño, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Raúl García, Delporte, Webó for Izquierdo, Cuéllar, Miguel Flaño, Nekounam, Juanlu, Soldado / Racing: Garay, Scaloni for Oriol, Balboa.

0-1. 53. Felipe Melo. After Cruchaga pushed Zigic in back inside penalty area.

Osasuna are not having the same success as in the last couple of years, and they are now only three points above the relegation zone after losing 0-1 to struggling Racing Santander. The Pamplona based side had the better chances early on, Josetxo going close with a header and Webó being pulled up for a borderline offside. And Milosevic and Delporte both could have given them the lead at the start of the second half. But the visitors went ahead thanks to a hotly disputed penalty when referee Clos Gómez ruled that Zigic had been pushed by Cruchaga inside the area early in the second half, Felipe Melo converting the kick.

Ziganda brought on Soldado, and the ex Real Madrid forward and Milosevic brought a double save out of Toño. But the Cantabrians could have extended their lead had Ricardo not kept out Zigic a couple of times later on. In the dying minutes Soldado and Milosevic both failed to beat the keeper, handing Racing a first win of the campaign, which takes them out of the bottom three. It was a welcome relief for coach Miguel Angel Portugal who had already been written off more than once, although he will have to keep up this form if he is to hang on to his job for any length of time.