Racing Santander coach Marcelino says part of their success this season is down to the sale of centre-forward Nikola Zigic to Valencia.

Marcelino explained: "His exit has not hurt us in the way people expected. Last season, our strength was at corners and set-pieces because of his presence.

"We are now beginning to put in practice a different way of playing. Now, Racing has another game model, different from the previous one."