Osasuna: Roberto; Azpilicueta, Miguel Flaño,
Josetxo, Monreal; Puñal, Rúper; Masoud, Vadócz, Calleja
(Jokin Esparza 67'); Dady (Jorge Galán 67', Oier 86'). 4-2-3-1.
Xerez: Renan; Francis (Momo 57'), David Prieto, Gioda, Casado; Víctor Sánchez, Alex Bergantiños (Michel 75'); Orellana, Carlos Calvo (Antoñito 57'), Armenteros; Mario Bermejo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 55. Dady. Picked up Calleja pass and fired shot inside Renan's near post.
1-1. 61. Antoñito. Shot from outside of area which Roberto let through hands.
Yellow cards: None / red cards: Orellana 89'.
Xerez's brave attempt to stay up ended after they could only draw 1-1 at Osasuna, although as things panned out even a win would not have been enough. A magnificent effort though, and with only eight points to their name at the midpoint of the season nobody could have imagined them coming in to the last day with a chance of survival.
For a few minutes they held on to the dream, Roberto having to make a couple of first class saves from Víctor Sánchez and Mario Bermejo, and Orellana shooting just wide. But a few minutes after the interval Dady picked up Calleja's pass to put the locals ahead, and although Antoñito equalised a few minutes later with a shot which span out of Roberto's hands in to the net, results elsewhere meant their chances were slimmer than ever.
A frustrated Orellana got himself sent off in the final minute after kicking out at Esparza, and the dejected players left the pitch knowing they had given it their best shot.