First Division - Day 6

Deportivo 1 - Numancia 0

Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Colotto, Filipe Luis; Sergio, Juan Rodríguez; Pablo Alvarez (Riki 17'), Lafita (Verdú 72'), Guardado; Omar Bravo (Mista 52'). 4-2-3-1.
Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Boris, Palacios, Domingo Cisma; Nagore; Mario Martínez (Del Pino 46'), Felipe (Goiria 61'), Barkero, Bellvis (Quero 66'); Gorka Brit. 4-1-4-1.

Team changes: Deportivo: Manuel Pablo, Colotto, Sergio, Lafita, Omar Bravo for Laure, Zé Castro, Antonio Tomás, Verdú, Mista / Numancia: Felipe for Juan Carlos Moreno.

1-0. 21. Lafita. Back header into far corner of net from wide Sergio free kick.

Yellow cards: Cisma 24', Palacios 37', Lopo 43', Juanra 63'.

Deportivo followed up their epic midweek UEFA Cup tie with a 1-0 victory over Numancia which takes them up to the top half of the table. Both sides had not won in the league since the opening day of the season, but the Galicians took the three points thanks to Lafita's header from Sergio's free kick midway through the first half.

Thursday's penalty hero Aranzubia didn't have much work to do this time around, although he was called upon to keep out Bellvis and Brit after the break, and Del Pino volleyed another chance over the top. Other than that though Depor were on top, and with a bit more effort they could have won by a bigger scoreline.