|First Division - Day 29|
Sevilla 0 - Racing Santander 0
Cobeño; Daniel Alves, Aitor Ocio, Escudé, Dragutinovic (Duda
70'); Jesús Navas, Renato, Maresca, Antonio Puerta; Luis Fabiano
(Kanouté 70'), Chevantón (Kerzhakov 60'). 4-4-2.
Team changes: Sevilla: Daniel Alves, Aitor Ocio, Escudé, Renato for Hinkel, Javi Navarro, David, Martí / Racing: Oriol, Scaloni for Cristian Fernández, Balboa.
Sevilla failed to take advantage of Barcelona's defeat the day before, the Andalusians remaining a point behind the leaders after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Racing Santander on Sunday evening. Juande Ramos gave a run out to Chevantón, but the Uruguayan striker was foiled twice by Toño early on, and wasted another chance later in the first half. Alves hit the crossbar with a cross-come-shot, and Luis Fabiano brought another good save out of Toño before the break.
Chevantón did get the ball in the net soon after the restart only for the strike to be ruled out for a foul on the keeper, and soon afterwards Ramos decided to replace the two front men with his first choice pairing of Kerzhakov and Kanouté. They too were unable to find the route to goal though, and a third substitute Duda also missed the target after Kerzhakov set him up later on. Racing only had a couple of chances throughout the game, Oscar Serrano testing Cobeño and Balboa shooting into the side netting, but their well ordered had done enough to extend their unbeaten record to seven games, consolidating them in eighth spot.