First Division - Day 12

Numancia 1 - Atlético Madrid 1

Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Pavón, Sergio Ortega, Domingo Cisma; Nagore; Del Pino (Gorka Brit 76'), Juan Carlos Moreno (Bellvis 65'), Barkero, Quero; Goiria. 4-1-4-1.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Perea, Heitinga, Ujfalusi, Pernía; Maxi (Raúl García 81'), Paulo Assunçao, Maniche, Simao (Luis García 86'); Agüero (Sinama-Pongolle 76'), Diego Forlán. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Numancia: Sergio Ortega for Boris / Atlético: No change.

0-1. 33. Diego Forlán. Ran on to Simao pass and steered shot under keeper.
1-1. 94. Barkero (penalty). After Perea fouled Gorka Brit inside penalty area.

Yellow cards: Perea 87', Sinama 87'.

With only Real Madrid winning out of the top five, sixth placed Atlético Madrid had a chance to close the gap on the leaders. However they could do more than draw 1-1 at Numancia thanks to a last second penalty by the home side. Diego Forlán opened the scoring after Simao put him through with just over half an hour gone. And Forlán and Maniche both brought saves out of Juan Pablo as the visitors controlled the first half.

Things changed radically after the restart, especially after Kresic brought on Bellvis and Brit. Ortega brushed the top of the bar and Nagore hit the post, and Leo Franco had to scramble Goiria's header off the line, referee Ramírez Domíngez waving away appeals that the ball had crossed in to the net.

The local pressure continued, Brit hitting the post anf firing an overhead kick over the top. But just when it seemed that Atlético had held on, Ramírez ruled that Perea had fouled Brit, and Barkero stepped up to convert the resulting penalty. Atleti were gob-smacked, but on balance the locals more than deserved their point.