First Division - Day 12

Racing Santander 4 - Recreativo Huelva 3

Racing: Toño (Calatayud 31'); Pinillos, Garay, Oriol, Luis Fernández; Scaloni, Antonio Tomás (Vitolo 50'), Colsa, Oscar Serrano; Munitis, Zigic (Juanjo 80'). 4-4-2.
Recreativo: López Vallejo; Edu Moya, Beto, Mario, Dani Bautista; Cazorla (Juanma 53'), Viqueira, Jesús Vázquez, Aitor (Pablo Amo 62'); Javi Guerrero (Uche 53'), Sinama-Pongolle. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Racing: Oriol, Antonio Tomás, Colsa for Rubén, Balboa, Vitolo / Recreativo: No change.

1-0. 14. Zigic. Got above defence to head Munitis free kick past López Vallejo.
1-1. 29. Beto. Turned ball in from close up following corner.
2-1. 33. Garay (penalty). After Edu Moya fouled Zigic in penalty area.
3-1. 41. Colsa. Ran through to chip ball over keeper from edge of area.
3-2. 61. Uche. Stooped to head Juanma cross wide of Calatayud.
4-2. 63. Zigic. Following up after keeper blocked shot from Scaloni.
4-3. 90. Jesús Vázquez. Curled low free kick past wall into near corner of net.

A thrilling match in Santander, where Racing moved away from the danger zone after a 4-3 win over Recreativo. Zigic was the match winner for the Cantabrians, the big man heading the opening goal from a Munitis free kick on the quarter hour mark. The Asturians had a penalty appeal turned down when Mario appeared to handle in the area, and soon afterwards Beto equalised, turning the ball in from close to goal following a corner.

Racing keeper Toño had to be replaced by Calatayud a few minutes later, but the Asturians restored the lead with a Garay penalty after Zigic was brought down in the area. And the Serbian striker had a hand in the third goal as well, setting up Colsa for him to run on and chip the keeper before the break.

The visitors were left a man short when Beto was sent off for a foul on Zigic on the hour mark, but a couple of minutes later Uche headed them back in to the game from Juanma's cross. But two minutes after that Zigic was there again to turn the ball in to the empty net after López Vallejo could only parry a shot from Scaloni, and he could have had a hat-trick had he been able to find the target after connecting with a cross from Oscar Serrano. Jesús Vázquez got a third goal for the visitors with a late free kick ,but it came too late to prevent a first defeat after a run of three wins in a row by the Andalusians.