Deportivo: Aranzubia; Silvio, Marchena,
Zé Castro, Ayoze; Paulo Assuncao (Juan Domínguez 65'), Abel
Aguilar; Bruno Gama (Nelson Oliveira 77'), Valerón, Pizzi; Riki (Salomao
Rayo: Rubén; Tito, Gálvez, Jordi Amat, Casado; Javi Fuego (Adrián González 81'), Trashorras; Lass, Chori Domínguez (Delibasic 73'), Piti; Leo Baptistao (José Carlos 68'). 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Javi Fuego 16', Gálvez 42', Chori Domínguez 44', Casado 65', Jordi Amat 66', Zé Castro 76', Marchena 78', 85' / red cards: Marchena 85'.
Bottom club Deportivo are even further away from safety after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The Galicians were clearly lacking in confidence, and an inspired Lass ran rings round them in the first half. The young winger fired a shot just wide in the opening minutes, and hit the post before heading a good chance right at Aranzubia when free on goal. The local keeper had to be at his best as well to save a deflected shot from Trashorras, and Depor's only reply before the break was a timid lob from Riki before he limped off injured midway through the first half. Fernando Vázquez's half time pep-talk did motivate his team for a short while, Salamao shooting just wide, Rubén having to keep out Valerón and Abel Aguilar heading just over the bar. But with five minutes to go Marchena was sent off after picking up a second booking, and Delibasic came close to winning it for the visitors near the end.