Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Colotto,
Laure; Juca, Juan Rodríguez; Pablo Alvarez, Riki (Iván
Pérez 48'), Guardado (Adrián 59'); Bodipo (Valerón 74').
Xerez: Renan; Francis, Gioda, David Prieto, Casado; Moreno (Alustiza 62'), Keita; Carlos Calvo (Antoñito 82'), Víctor Sánchez, Momo (Viqueira 70'); Mario Bermejo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 03. Guardado (penalty).After Moreno pulled back Colotto inside penalty area.
2-0. 07. Riki. Cut in from left wing and steered shot inside Renan's near post.
2-1. 38. Bermejo. Guided header wide of Aranzubia from Víctor Sánchez cross.
Yellow cards: Moreno 02', Riki 08', Francis 41', Keita 54', Laure 56', Antoñito 72', Lopo 83' / red cards: Gorosito 05'.
Deportivo moved above Mallorca to fifth after beating bottom club Xerez in the first match of the weekend. The Galicians appeared to be on the way to a comfortable victory when they went two up in only seven minutes, Guardado converting a third minute penalty after Moreno fouled Colotto, and Riki running on to a long pass to beat Renan for a second time. But Bermejo headed one back shortly before half time, and although Juan Rodríguez rattled the crossbar after the break, the result was in doubt right up to the final whistle.