First Division - Day 18

Sporting Gijón 2 - Valladolid 1

Sporting: Sergio Sánchez; Sastre, Iván Hernández, Neru, Canella; Michel, Camacho; Luis Morán (Maldonado 72'), Carmelo (Alberto Lora 81'), Diego Castro; Barral (Bilic 65'). 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Justo Villar; Luis Prieto, Iñaki Bea, García Calvo, Marcos; Alvaro Rubio, Vivar Dorado; Pedro León (Aguirre 65'), Canobbio (Goitom 46'), Jonathan Sesma; Víctor (Oscar Sánchez 63'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sporting: Sastre, Iván Hernández, Neru, Michel, Camacho, Luis Morán, Carmelo, Barral for Raúl Cámara, Gerard, Jorge, Alberto Lora, Matabuena, Pedro, Maldonado, Bilic / Valladolid: Luis Prieto, Marcos, Vivar Dorado, Canobbio for Pedro López, Oscar Sánchez, Borja, Goitom.

1-0. 18. Carmelo. Fired shot wide of Villar after Barral crossed in from left wing.
2-0. 35. Barral. Turned ball in to net after Carmelo laid pass back from by-line.
2-1. 88. García Calvo. Sttered header wide of Sergio from Aguirre's wide free kick.

Yellow cards: Marcos 10', 31', Barral 17', Camacho 32', Luis Prieto 66', Michel 92' / red cards: Marcos 31'.

Sporting Gijón moved above Valladolid to ninth after beating Mendilibar's side 2-1. The Asturians had beaten their opponents in the cup just a few days ago, and they went ahead when Barral set up Carmelo early on. Carmelo returned the favour a few minutes later for Barral to score, but their were some nervous moments for the home fans when García Calvo headed one back from Aguirre's free kick near the end.