First Division - Day 12

Sporting Gijón 1 - Betis 2

Sporting: Cuéllar; Sastre, Gerard, Iván Hernández (Andreu 73'), Canella; Matabuena, Camacho; Luis Morán (Pedro 70'), Barral, Diego Castro (Kike Mateo 78'); Bilic. 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Casto; Nelson, Arzu, Juanito, Monzón; Mehmet Aurelio; Damià, Emaná (Melli 83'), Capi, Juanma; Sergio García. 4-1-4-1.

Team changes: Sporting: Iván Hernández, Matabuena for Neru, Michel / Betis: Monzón for Fernando Vega.

1-0. 25. Diego Castro. From close up after Castro dropped Barral shot at his feet.
1-1. 52. Monzón. Picked up short free kick and fired long shot in off crossbar.
1-2. 58. Emaná. Collected short Capi pass and struck low shot wide of Cuéllar.

Yellow cards: Arzu 08`, Iván Hernández 19', Diego Castro 34', Matabuena 71', Nelson 77', Gerard 84', Sergio García 86', Juanma 90'.

Betis moved up to eighth spot after coming from behind to beat Sporting Gijón 1-2. The Asturians started well, Bilic heading over before Diego Castro put them ahead, turning the ball in to an empty net after Casto spilled a shot from Barral midway through the first half. That opened the game up, with Cuéllar making good saves from Sergio García and Arzu, and the locals replying with Bilic testing Casto and Castro shooting over.

Sergio García fired a long shot just wide of the far post soon after the restart, and a couple of minutes later Monzón crashed a spectacular shot past Cuéllar following a short free kick to equalise. And six minutes later Emaná drilled home what was to prove the winner after Capi set him up. Bilic did his best after that to change things going close after a corner and having a penalty claim turned down, and then poking a low effort against the post. But Betis had their third win in a row, and their poor start to the season is now behind them.