First Division - Day 23

Racing Santander 0 - Atlético Madrid 2

Racing: Coltorti; Pinillos, Garay (Oriol 80'), César Navas, Ayoze; Pablo Alvarez (Jonathan Valle 69'), Colsa, Duscher (Moratón 85'), Oscar Serrano; Iván Bolado, Smolarek. 4-4-2.
Atlético: Abbiati; Antonio López, Perea, Pablo, Pernía; Maxi (Reyes 84'), Cléber, Raúl García, Simao (Luis García 71'); Agüero (Mista 77'), Diego Forlán. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Racing: Pinillos, Garay, Iván Bolado for Sergio Sánchez, Oriol, Tchite / Atlético: Antonio López, Cléber for Eller, Motta.

0-1. 55. Forlán. Picked up Agüero square pass and shot low past keeper.
0-2. 73. Forlán. Made space outside area and curled shot into top corner.

Atlético Madrid moved back up to fourth in the table after beating sixth placed Racing Santander 0-2 on Sunday evening. Both goals were scored by Diego Forlán in the second half, the first after picking up a square pass from Kun Agüero, and the second with a spectacular shot from outside of the area.

The Cantabrians had started well, with Bolado and Garay going close and Abbiati having to save from Duscher and Colsa. But as the first half wore on they handed over control, and only some fine saves by Coltorti from Forlán and Pernia prevented a half time lead for the visitors.

Atlético could have won by more, with Coltorti keeping out Forlán and Agüero after the break, but they had already done enough for the three points. Despite the defeat Racing stay in the European spots, but three teams are now only one point behind them.