First Division - Day 7

Sporting Gijón 2 - Osasuna 1

Sporting: Cuéllar; Sastre, Gerard, Neru (Jorge 53'), Canella; Matabuena, Camacho; Luis Morán (Maldonado 66'), Carmelo, Diego Castro (Kike Mateo 78'); Bilic. 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Ricardo; Azplicueta, Roversio, Miguel Flaño, Oier; Juanfran (Masoud 46'), Nekounam, Puñal, Ezquerro; Kike Sola (Dady 81'), Portillo (Josetxo 46'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Sporting: No change / Osasuna: Ezquerro, Kike Sola, Portillo for Masoud, Plasil, Dady.

1-0. 11. Carmelo. Got in front of Ricardo to head Morán free kick in to net.
1-1. 14. Ezquerro. Controlled Oier pass and shot low inside near post.
2-1. 40. Bilic (penalty). After Bilic himself felled by Roversio inside area.

Yellow cards: Sastre 17', Gerard 28', Neru 51', Carmelo 63', Maldonado 76', Jorge 79', Kike Mateo 80', Puñal 81', Azpilicueta 87' / red cards: Roversio 40'.

Sporting Gijón put their poor start to the season behind them, moving out of the drop zone after a 2-1 win over Osasuna, who themselves are now in the bottom three. Carmelo took advantage of a flapping Ricardo to head the Asturians in to the lead from a Luis Morán free kick with ten minutes gone, but Ezquerro equalised three minutes later after good work by Oier, his team's first goal in five games. Ezquerro came close to second when his lob just missed the target, but with five minutes to go to the break the locals restored the lead from the penalty spot, Bilic converting the kick after Roversio had been sent off by referee Medina Cantalejo for pulling down the striker in the area.

Osasuna's new coach Camacho was forced to make two changes at the break, bringing on Josetxo to make up the back four and Masoud to strengthen midfield. The Iranian international made his mark quickly, floating in a free kick which Kike Sola headed against the bar, and then bringing a good save out of Cuéllar. Ricardo was in action a few minutes later to keep out Maldonado, but Dady could have saved a point had he not headed another Masoud free kick over in the dying minutes. Another defeat for Osasuna though, and Camacho has some work to do.