First Division - Day 20

Sevilla 0 - Racing Santander 2

Sevilla: Palop; Fernando Navarro, Squillaci, Escudé (Chevantón 46'), Dragutinovic (Pukki 62'); Adriano, Romaric (Maresca 68'), Renato, Diego Capel; Luis Fabiano, Kanouté. 4-4-2.
Racing: Toño; Valera (Pinillos 21'), Oriol (Moratón 75'), César Navas, Marcano; Colsa, Lacen; Munitis, Jonathan Pereira (Toni Moral 58'), Oscar Serrano; Zigic. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Palop, Fernando Navarro, Squillaci, Adriano, Romaric for Javi Varas, Mosquera, David Prieto, Jesús Navas, Duscher / Racing: Jonathan Pereira for Toni Moral.

0-1. 24. César Navas. Following up after Palop pushed out Zigic's header.
0-2. 46. Zigic. Got ahead of marker to turn Munitis free kick wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: Valera 12', Munitis 27', Toño 84', Zigic 90' / red cards: Oscar Serrano 31'.

Sevilla lost ground on the top two after they were beaten 0-2 by Racing Santander on Sunday evening. Injuries and the tough cup calendar had taken their toll on Manuel Jiménez's side, especially down the right flank where the coach had to fill the gap with left-sided players. Even so Romaric tested Toño early on, but midway through the first half César Navas opened the scoring midway for the visitors after Palop could only push out Zigic's header from a Munitis free kick.

Racing were left with ten men soon afterwards when Oscar Serrano was sent off for bringing down Adriano, but Zigic turned in another Munitis free kick after the break to make it two, his third goal since rejoining the club on loan from Valencia a month ago. Luis Fabiano, Chevantón and then young Finnish striker Pukki all tried their luck, but it was not their day. The Cantabrians move up to ninth in the table after a third away win in a row.