First Division - Day 1

Recreativo Huelva 1 - Betis 1

Recreativo: Sorrentino; Edu Moya, Martín Cáceres, Iago Bouzón, Dani Bautista; Jesús Vázquez, Martins (Poli 81'); Varela (Aitor 80'), Camuñas, Marquitos; Sinama-Pongolle. 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Ricardo; Ilic, Juanito, Nano, Babic (Fernando Vega 60'); Somoza, Rivera (Juande 63'); Odonkor, Sobis, Caffa (Fernando 77'); Pavone. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 25. Sinama-Pongolle. Ran on to Camuñas pass and turned shot under keeper.
1-1. 39. Nano. Got ahead of defence to head Caffa's corner across Sorrentino.

Recreativo Huelva were held to a 1-1 draw by local rivals Betis in their opening game. The home side dominated the early minutes, and Sinama-Pongolle put them in front after good work by Camuñas midway through the first half.

But Sorrentino had to make a couple of important saves after that, in particular pushing one effort against the crossbar, referee Pérez Burrull turning away claims from the visitors that the ball had crossed the line.

A couple of minutes later Nano got on the end of Caffa's corner to head home the equaliser for Héctor Cúper's side, and that neither team particularly troubled the two goalkeepers.