Rayo: Joel; Tito, Arribas, Pulido, Casado (Tamudo 38'); Javi Fuego, Movilla (Piti 38'); Trashorras, Michu, Armenteros (Raúl Bravo 74'); Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1. Racing: Toño; Alvaro, Torrejón, Bernardo, Cisma; Diop, Colsa; Arana, Jairo Samperio (Babacar 69'), Adrián González (Mario 03'); Stuani (Christian 60'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 09. Torrejón. Turned ball in on far post after Stuani headed on Cisma free kick.
0-2. 27. Colsa. Ran on to Stuani's through ball and lifted shot over advancing Joel.
1-2. 45. Michu. Guided header down inside near post from Piti's wide free kick.
2-2. 63. Michu. Beat Mario on the follow up after keeper saved from Diego Costa.
3-2. 67. Tamudo. Got ahead of keeper to steer header in to net from Costa cross.
4-2. 72. Piti. Picked up return pass from Costa and drilled low shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Arana 02', Armenteros 39', Diego Costa 41', Javi Fuego 52', Tamudo 53', Alvaro 70', Diop 85', Bernardo 90' / red cards: Toño 02'.
Rayo Vallecano are now just a point outside of the European places after a high scoring 4-2 victory over Racing Santander. The Cantabrians were up against it from the second minute when keeper Toño was sent off for bundling over Diego Costa outside of the area. But even so they put up a brave fight, Torrejón giving them the lead after Stuani headed across a Cisma free kick, and Colsa running on to Stuani's through ball to make it two midway through the first half. With the first half coming to a close however Michu headed one back from Piti's wide free kick, and the on-form midfielder levelled the scores midway through the second half after replacement keeper Mario could only push out a angled shot from Diego Costa. Four minutes after that Tamudo headed in another Costa assist to put Rayo ahead, and five minutes later it was all over when Piti collected a return pass from Costa before drilling a low shot past Mario once again.