First Division - Day 16

Deportivo 4 - Recreativo Huelva 1

Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Ze Castro, Filipe Luis; Juan Rodríguez, Sergio; Lafita (Cristian 81'), Verdú (Omar Bravo 86'), Guardado; Bodipo (Riki 70'). 4-2-3-1.
Recreativo: Riesgo; Iago Bouzón, Morris, César Arzo, Poli; Camuñas, Javi Fuego, Jesús Vázquez (Nayar 57'), Akalé (Javi Guerrero 57'); Adrián Colunga, Marco Rubén (Ersen Martin 70'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Deportivo: Sergio, Bodipo for De Guzmán, Mista / Recreativo: Iago Bouzón, Poli for Lamas, Casado.

1-0. 09. Lopo. Deflected ball in with knee from Ze Castro shot following corner.
2-0. 20. Sergio (penalty). After Lafita sandwiched between Morris and Arzo.
2-1. 24. Adrián (penalty). After Aranzubia brought down Rubén on edge of area.
3-1. 43. Bodipo. Guided header in to top corner of net from Filipe Luis's cross.
4-1. 90. Filipe Luis. Ran on from midfield to lift shot over head of Riesgo.

Yellow cards: Aranzubia 23', Manuel Pablo 23', Ze Castro 41', Camuñas 63', Riki 74'.

Deportivo kept up their push for the European places, a 4-1 victory over Recreativo taking them to within two points of Real Madrid and Villarreal. Lopo gave them an early lead when he deflected Ze Castro's shot past Riesgo, and Sergio made it two from the penalty spot after Lafita was brought down in the area. And although Colunga got one back with a second penalty, Bodipo restored the two goal cushion before the break with an impressive header from Filipe's cross.

Poli did well to keep out a Lopo header soon after the restart, and Aranzubia was in action at the other end to save from Camuñas. Depor could have added to their lead after that though, Bodipo, Lafita and Riki all failing to convert chances, and with the game coming to an end Filipe completed the rout when he ran on to beat Riesgo for a fourth time.