Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo,
Colotto, Morel; Rubén Pérez, Antonio Tomás (Juan
Domínguez 67'); Lassad (Pablo Alvarez 85'), Valerón, Guardado;
Xisco (Adrián 62'). 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Toño; Pinillos, Torrejón, Henrique, Christian; Colsa, Lacen, Cisma (Luque 59'); Iván Bolado (Rosenberg 57'), Ariel (Giovani 46'), Munitis. 4-3-3.
1-0. 45. Lassad. Guided far post header wide of Toño from Manuel Pablo cross.
2-0. 48. Xisco. Got on the end of Lassad's cross to steer header wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Pinillos 10', Antonio Tomás 34', Cisma 38', Xisco 48'.
Deportivo moved five points clear of the drop zone after a much needed 2-0 victory over Racing Santander. The Cantabrians started the day two points above Lotina's side, and for most of the first half neither side had the advantage, the best chances falling to Cisma and Xisco. However with the first half in injury time Lassad got on the end of Manuel Pablo's cross to head past Toño, and just three minutes after the restart Xisco headed a second after Lassad crossed in from the left wing. Young substitute Luque came close to getting one back for the visitors, but Adrián had a goal ruled out for offside and then brought a good save out of Toño, and Lassad wasted a chance to wrap things up late on.