First Division - Day 9

Racing Santander 2 - Getafe 0

Racing: Toño; Pinillos, Garay, Sergio Sánchez, Luis Fernández; Jorge López, Colsa (Jordi 70'), Duscher, Oscar Serrano (Ayoze 86'); Smolarek (Tchite 62'), Munitis. 4-4-2.
Getafe: Pato Abbondanzieri; Pallardó, Belenguer, Cata Díaz, Licht; Pablo Hernández, De la Red (Albín 84'), Casquero (Granero 71'), Sousa; Manu Del Moral (Braulio 46'), Uche. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Racing: No change / Getafe: Pallardó, Pablo Hernández, De la Red for David Cortés, Celestini, Nacho.

1-0. 39. Oscar Serrano. Ran on Smolarek return pass and fired shot into top of net.
2-0. 74. Jorge López. Guided headed back over Abbondanzieri from Munitis cross.

Racing Santander are in eighth spot after beating Getafe 2-0. Michael Laudrup's side were fresh from their triumph over Tottenham in the UEFA Cup, but only a couple of efforts from Manu and Uche caused any work for Toño in the first half, and Oscar Serrano put the Cantabrians ahead with a spectacular strike after picking up a return pass from Smolarek shortly before the break.

Earlier on Duscher and Smolarek had tested Pato, but Getafe did create a couple of chances at the start of the second half, Belenguer heading over and Cata Diaz having a goal disallowed for offside before another header hit Uche as it was going in. Jorge López brought a good save out of Pato again though, and with a quarter of an hour to go the veteran winger made it two when he headed a Minitis cross back over the keeper. Sousa went close with a header after that, but it was another defeat for the visitors, who stay in the drop zone as a result.