Racing: Toño; Francis, Alvaro, Bernardo,
Christian; Jairo Sampeiro (Adrián González 75'), Tziolis, Diop,
Oscar Serrano (Cisma 62'); Ariel, Stuani (Munitis 67'). 4-4-2.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Varane, Carvalho, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Lass (Kaká 75'); Callejón (Di María 46'), Özil (Higuaín 67'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema. 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Özil 21', Stuani 37', Ariel 69', Tziolis 70', Lass 72', Christian 80', Munitis 85', Carvalho 93', Adrián 95'.
Real Madrid could do no more than draw 0-0 at a depleted Racing Santander on Wednesday, a worrying result for Mourinho after the weekend defeat at Levante. The coach made five changes to his line up to try and turn things around, but it was more of the same, and they only managed a couple of shots on target all evening. Héctor Cúper was missing several of his first choice players, but his side more than held their own, and Ariel could have scored early on had he not taken too long over his shot. Callejón failed to reach Marcelo's cross and Ronaldo fired a free kick well over the top, but that was about it for a dull first half. Probably the best chance of the match fell to Oscar Serrano three minutes after the restart, Casillas pulling off a top class save from his shot, and despite the appearance in the second half of Di María, Higuaín and Kaká, local keeper Toño had little work to do. Madrid drop out of the European spots, and the face of club president Florentino Pérez after the final whistle said it all.