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SD Huesca come away from El Sardinero with one more point

The Azulgranas are held to a (1-1) draw against Racing Santander, as Kanté equalised a penalty converted by Pombo

Although Ziganda’s men extended their winless streak away from home, this time at El Sardinero they secured one more point in a contested encounter that left both sides satisfied and resigned in equal measure.

A fall in the box following a side free-kick led to the opener at El Sardinero, when the referee pointed to the spot. An outstretched Andrés was really close to repel it, but Pombo’s shot was too powerful. SD Huesca had then to row upstream after the even opening stages. Huesca’s best chance of the game until then had fallen to Juan Carlos, whose curling effort at the second post eventually went wide. The referee disallowed a goal from Timor, who headed home Sielva’s free-kick, for a foul by Pulido when he jumped up in the penalty area. At this very moment, Huesca seemed to be set to go 1-0 down to the interval. However, the leveller went through Abou Kante. The striker won the ball back in the area when Racing were trying to bring the ball out and, slaloming through several bodies, powered a left-footed shot to make it 1-1 just before the break.

The restart saw a similar path to the rest of the encounter. On the one hand, Racing dominated proceedings but were unable to fancy clear opportunities in front of Andrés’ goal. On the other hand, the Oscenses managed to launch quick counter-attacks but struggle to create straightforward goalscoring chances once on the Racing half. To try and change this fact, Cuco Ziganda modified his attacking formation before the 65th, with a double substitution: Obeng-Gerard Valentin coming out for Joaquin and Kante. Finally, SD Huesca resisted and Enzo Lombargo was their bright spark, but ultimately the Azulgranas had to share out the spoils in Santander.