Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Botía, Gregory,
Canella (Bilic 70'); Rivera, Camacho (Portilla 67'); Luis Morán, Miguel
De las Cuevas (Carmelo 65'), Diego Castro; Barral. 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Coltorti; Oriol, Torrejón, Henrique, Christian; Colsa, Diop; Toni Moral (Munitis 62'), Geijo (Canales 67'), Oscar Serrano; Tchité (Xisco 77'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 44. Geijo. Controlled Tchité cross and steered shot wide of Juan Pablo.
Yellow cards: Oriol 38', 88' / red cards: Oriol 88'.
Racing Santander followed up their midweek cup win against Osasuna with a 0-1 victory at Sporting Gijón, taking them to within a point of their opponents in the table. Coltorti was in action in the first minute to save from Luis Morán, but Tchité went close a couple of times and Gregory had to head off the line from Geijo with the keeper beaten. A minute before the break Geijo broke the ice after collecting a cross from Tchité, and Tchité could have added a second after the restart. But in the end Coltorti had to save the day with a point-blank save from Portilla, and the visitors held on for the last few minutes after Oriol was sent off after picking up a second booking.