First Division - Day 27

Sporting Gijón 3 - Deportivo 2

Sporting: Lafuente; Raúl Cámara, Iván Hernández, Neru, José Angel; Michel, Matabuena; Luis Morán (Camacho 68'), Carmelo, Diego Castro (Kike Mateo 88'); Barral (Bilic 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Deportivo: Aranzubia; Laure, Lopo, Colotto, Filipe Luis; Juan Rodríguez, Sergio (Valerón 78'); Guardado (Riki 55'), Verdú, Lafita; Lassad (Pablo Alvarez 62'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sporting: Raúl Cámara for Sastre / Deportivo: Colotto, Guardado for Piscu, De Guzmán.

1-0. 48. Luis Morán. Chipped ball over Aranzubia after he failed to hold Barral shot.
2-0. 52. Barral (penalty). After Carmelo fell in area under challenge from Lopo.
2-1. 67. Sergio (penalty). After Neru pushed over Verdú inside penalty area.
2-2. 71. José Angel. Drilled low shot inside post following short free kick.
3-2. 85. Riki (penalty). After Raúl Cámara fouled Riki himself inside area.

Yellow cards: Filipe Luis 31',Lopo 51', Iván Hernández 57', Luis Morán 61', Neru 67', Juan Rodríguez 70', José Angel 72', Raúl Cámara 85'.

Deportivo dropped out of the UEFA Cup spots after a 3-2 defeat at Sporting Gijón, who move away from the danger zone as a result. All the goals came in the second half after a dull first 45 minutes, with Luis Morán putting the Asturians ahead after Aranzubia failed to hold on to a shot from Barral. And Barral himself added a second from the penalty spot four minutes later after referee Rodríguez Santiago ruled that Lopo had fouled Carmelo inside the area.

Depor fought back though, and Sergio got one back from the penalty spot after Verdú was fouled inside the area. But youngster José Angel made it three with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net following a short free kick, and although Riki converted a third penalty after Raúl Cámara brought him down late on it was not enough to change the result.