Racing Santander vs Real Zaragoza Match Preview
Both Racing Santander and Real Zaragoza will be looking forward to celebrating their first victory in this competition this Sunday at El Sardinero. Markus Rosenberg might not make it into the starting eleven, struggling with injuries. Without the Sweden striker, Miguel Angel Portugal will have to find a way to sharpen his offensive weapons and secure the three points in Santander. Last week was disastrous for both squads -Real Zaragoza received five goals against Malaga and Racing was beaten for the second consecutive time- and only one of them will be able to leave the bottom of the positions table upon a victory.
The second match of the tournament exposed many weaknesses in Real Zaragoza's defense, and the celebrated draw against FC Barcelona has not been enough to please the crowds, eager to secure the category without fighting until the last moment in the relegation fight. Without Jorge López, Jose Aurelio Gay will have to come up with a scheme to break Racing's defense and return home with three decisive points. Sergio Canales' departure is still hurting Racing's creativity, and without a victory it'll take a long time for the Racinguistas to jump back on the fight for the title.