Hércules: Calatayud; David
Cortés, Abraham Paz, Juanra, Peña; Abel Aguilar, Tiago Gomes;
Kiko Femenía, Sendoa (Trézéguet 46'), Thomert (Rufete
05'); Valdez. 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Toño; Francis, Alvaro, Henrique, Torrejón (Christian 46'), Cisma; Diop (Luque 71'), Tziolis, Adrián González (Munitis 56'); Giovani, Rosenberg. 5-3-2.
0-1. 13. Giovani. Got between defenders to head Diop cross down past Calatayud.
1-1. 39. Sendoa. Latched on to loose ball in area and struck angled shot past Toño.
1-2. 40. Giovani. Picked up Rosenberg pass and lifted shot over head of keeper.
2-2. 42. Tiago Gomes. Angled shot from inside area which deflected in off defender.
2-3. 45. Henrique. Got behind defence to head Adrián González free kick in to net.
Yellow cards: Alvaro 22', Aguilar 84' / red cards: Valdez 60'.
Hércules look doomed to a quick return to the second division after a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Racing Santander left them six points adrift of safety. All the goals came in the first half, Giovani heading the visitors in front from Diop's cross early on, and although Sendoa equalised with six minutes to go to the break, Giovani restored the lead a minute later. Two minutes after that Tiago Gomes made it all square again with a shot which deflected in off Tziolis, but before half time Henrique gave the Cantabrians the lead once again from Adrián González's free kick. Any hopes Hércules had of coming back again were ruined when Valdez was sent off after the break for what the referee considered to be an elbow on Cisma.