First Division - Day 31

Recreativo Huelva 0 - Real Madrid 1

Recreativo: Riesgo; Iago Bouzón, Morris, Lamas, Casado (Akalé 58'); Barber; Sisi (Ersen Martín 58'), Jesús Vázquez (Maidana 74'), Camuñas, Aitor; Adrián Colunga. 4-1-4-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Cannavaro, Marcelo; Higuaín, Lass, Gago, Robben (Miguel Torres 83'); Huntelaar (Sneijder 62', Van der Vaart 93'), Raúl. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Recreativo: Iago Bouzón, Jesús Vázquez, Aitor, Adrián Colunga for Alain Nef, Javi Fuego, Nayar, Marco Rubén / Madrid: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Gago for Miguel Torres, Heinze, Sneijder.

0-1. 49. Marcelo. Picked up long Gago pass and ran on to beat Riesgo.

Yellow cards: Cannavaro 20', Casado 45', Lass 69', Ramos 70'.

Real Madrid won 0-1 at Recreativo in the last match on Saturday evening to maintain the six point gap behind leaders Barcelona. Both keepers pulled off good saves early on, Riesgo keeping out Robben a couple of times and Casillas stopping Sisi and Aitor.

With a couple of minutes to go to half time Raúl fired a shot against the post, but four minutes after the restart Marcelo picked up a long pass from Gago to run on and beat Riesgo.

Madrid could have increased their lead after that, Riesgo making a string of saves from Huntelaar, Robben and Sergio Ramos. But a desperate Recre almost saved a point near the end when Camuñas tested Casillas for the last time.