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First Division - Day 28

Espanyol 3 - Racing Santander 1

Espanyol: Kiko Casilla; Javi López, Jordi Amat, Héctor Moreno, Didac; Forlín, Cristian Gómez; Sergio García (Weiss 40'), Verdú (Romaric 69'), Coutinho (Alvaro Vázquez 86'); Kalu Uche. 4-2-3-1.
Racing: Toño; Francis, Alvaro, Bernardo (Torrejón 46'), Christian; Marcos Gullón, Colsa; Arana (Kennedy 69'), Adrián González, Jairo Samperio (Diop 59'); Stuani. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 12. Stuani. Got on the end of Adrián cross and fired shot wide of Casilla.
1-1. 26. Verdú. Picked up Sergio García pass and struck angled shot over Toño.
2-1. 32. Coutinho. Shot from outside of area after Sergio García cross cleared.
3-1. 79. Moreno. Header from close up after Countinho headed corner back in.

Yellow cards: Bernardo 19', Marcos Gullón 31', 50', Sergio García 37', Verdú 52', Francis 53', Forlín 77', Coutinho 80' / red cards: Marcos Gullón 50'.

Espanyol beat Racing Santander 3-1 in the Monday night game to move above Osasuna to sixth spot. The Cantabrians struck first though, Stuani turning in an Adrián González cross in only the twelfth minute. That was about all they could muster however, and twenty minutes later Pochettino's side were ahead, Verdú firing a long shot over the head of Toño, and Coutinho beating the keeper for a second time after Sergio García's cross came back out to him. Racing were left with ten men when Marcos Gullón picked up a second booking early on in the second half, and although Kennedy added some spice to proceedings, Héctor Moreno wrapped things up with a third goal after Coutinho headed a long corner back in to the six yard box. It was a second defeat for new coach Alvaro Cervera, and his side find themselves even further down in the bottom three.