First Division - Day 14

Racing Santander 1 - Athletic Bilbao 1

Racing: Toño; Pinillos (Gonçalves 69'), Garay, Marcano, Sepsi (Juanjo 54'); Colsa, Lacen (Luccin 77'); Munitis, Jonathan Pereira, Oscar Serrano; Tchité. 4-2-3-1.
Athletic: Gorka Iraizoz; Iraola, Aitor Ocio, Amorebieta, Koikili; Javi Martínez, Orbaiz; David López (Etxeberría 92'), Ion Vélez (Garmendia 75'), Yeste (Gurpegui 65'); Llorente. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Racing: Sepsi for César Navas / Athletic: Amorebieta, Koikili, Orbaiz, Ion Vélez for Etxeitia, Mikel Balenziaga, Susaeta, Garmendia.

0-1. 49. Yeste. Long free kick which took deflection off defensive wall past Toño.
1-1. 82. Colsa. Long ball from out on left wing which Iraizoz let through his hands.

Yellow cards: Serrano 24', Orbaiz 67', 76', Javi Martínez 85', Pereira 92' / red cards: Orbaiz 76'.

Athletic Bilbao stay out of the relegation spots, above Espanyol on goal difference, after a 1-1 draw at Racing Santander. They must be ruing not taking the three points though after keeper Iraizoz dropped a long cross by Colsa in to his own net to square the scores near the end of the game.

After a dull first half, Yeste gave the Basque side the lead with a long free kick which took a deflection off Sepsi in the defensive wall to wrong-foot Toño. The keeper did well to save a David López free kick soon afterwards, but only a great tackle by Iraola prevented Pereira from equalising.

Athletic were left with ten men shortly before Colsa's goal after Orbaiz picked up a second booking, but even so they came close to winning, Toño making important saves from Iraola and Amorebieta in the dying minutes. It was not to be though, and once again it looks like being a long. hard season.