First Division - Day 8

Deportivo 0 - Sporting Gijón 3

Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Colotto, Filipe Luis; Sergio (Juan Rodríguez 73'), De Guzmán; Pablo Alvarez (Valerón 37'), Lafita, Guardado; Riki (Mista 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Cuéllar; Sastre, Gerard, Neru, Canella; Michel, Camacho; Luis Morán, Carmelo (Bilic 66'), Diego Castro (Omar 87'); Barral (Matabuena 80'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Deportivo: Guardado, Riki for Juan Rodríguez, Mista / Sporting: Michel, Barral for Matabuena, Bilic.

0-1. 22. Barral (penalty). After Lopo brought down Barral himself inside area.
0-2. 26. Carmelo. Turned ball in on far post after Barral crossed in from right.
0-3. 84. Diego Castro. Picked up Camacho pass and shot low past Aranzubia.

Yellow cards: Neru 36', Camacho 40', Aranzubia 45', Lopo 71', Michel 73' / red cards Colotto 44'.

A bad week for Deportivo, a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Sporting on Sunday evening coming on the back of a similar loss against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Cup. Some 5,000 visiting fans turned one end of the Riazor stadium in to a sea of red and white, and they saw their side take the lead when Barral was brought down by Lopo and converted the resulting penalty midway through the first half.

Lopo was at fault again four minutes later when he failed to cut out Barral's cross, allowing Carmelo to slide the ball in to the net for Sporting's second. And a few minutes later he was left by himself in the middle of defence after Colotto was sent off for holding back Barral in a quick counter-attack, a harsh decision by referee Teixeira Vitienes.

Depor didn't react at first though, and Aranzubia had to be on his toes after the restart to keep out Morán and Diego Castro. Cuéllar was finally called upon to save from Guardado, Lafita missed the target and Mista had a goal ruled out for a borderline offside. But with six minutes to go Castro latched on to a pass from Camacho and fired a shot low in to the net. It was a third win in a row for the Asturians, and they move level with their opponents in the table.