First Division - Day 7

Espanyol 2 - Racing Santander 2

Espanyol: Kameni; Velasco, Jarque, Torrejón, Chica; Zabaleta (Julián 75'), Moisés Hurtado; Luis García, Corominas (Pandiani 46'), De la Peña (Riera 61'); Tamudo. 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Toño; Pinillos, Garay, Rubén, Luis Fernández; Antonio Tomás (Vitolo 70'), Colsa; Scaloni (Balboa 89'), Felipe Melo (Oscar Serrano 77'), Munitis; Zigic. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Espanyol: Torrejón, Zabaleta, Luis García for Lacruz, Fredson, Rufete / Racing: No change.

0-1. 25. Munitis. Picked up Zigic pass and struck angled shot in off far post.
1-1. 45. Tamudo. Collected headed pass and beat Toño from close up.
1-2. 87. Chica (own goal). Turned Munitis cross past keeper on counter-attack.
2-2. 91. Tamudo (penalty). After Pinillos pushed over Tamudo inside area.

Espanyol and Racing Santander are both just two points above the relegation spots after sharing the points in a 2-2 draw. There was little action until midway through the first half, when Munitis put the Cantabrians ahead with an angled shot off the far post after Zigic put him through. But with the half time whistle looming Tamudo collected a headed pass from Corominas to force the ball past Toño and equalise.

Pandiani came on for Coro at the break, and should have given his side the lead within a couple of minutes of coming on. But the two metre tall Zigic caused several problems for Kameni before he put Munitis through with three minutes to go, and although Chica cut out the forward's cross, the ball ran back past the keeper in to his own net.

It appeared to be all over, but with the game already in injury time, Toño misjudged a long ball allowing it to bounce over his head. As Tamudo ran past him still outside of the area, the keeper pushed him down, but the team captain recovered quickly and ran on, only to be barged over by Pinillos inside the box.

Referee Undiano Mallenco had no doubts pointing to the spot and sending off the defender, and Tamudo tucked away the resulting penalty for his 100th goal in the first division, joining a small group of currently active players who have reached the "ton". The only Espanyol player to do so before him was Marañon, who ended his career with 111 goals in the 1980's.