First Division - Day 28

Numancia 2 - Sporting Gijón 1

Numancia: Juan Pablo; Juanra, Sergio Ortega, Boris, Cisma; Mario (Bellvis 71'), Nagore, Moreno, Barkero; Goiria (Palacios 65'), Aranda (Gorka Brit 77'). 4-4-2.
Sporting: Lafuente; Raúl Cámara, Iván Hernández, Neru (Gerard 46'), José Angel; Michel, Matabuena (Bilic 73'); Maldonado (Camacho 65'), Carmelo, Diego Castro; Barral. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Numancia: Juan Pablo, Juanra, Sergio Ortega, Mario, Moreno for Keleman, Felipe, Pavón, Guayre, Dimas / Sporting: Maldonado for Luis Morán.

1-0. 43. Barkero (penalty). After Neru pulled down Aranda inside penalty area.
1-1. 47. Barral. Turned ball back in to net after keeper saved free kick.
2-1. 55. Goitia. Intercepted Gerard's headed back pass and headed over keeper.

Yellow cards: Moreno 24', 59', Nagore 34', Carmelo 39', 85', Neru 42', Barral 44', José Angel 51', Brit 87' / red cards: Moreno 59', Carmelo 85'.

Numancia have not given up the fight yet, and they stayed four points away from safety after beating Sporting Gijón 2-1. The Soria based side have picked up 23 of their 26 points at home.

Barkero opened the scoring from the penalty spot shortly before half time after Neru fouled Aranda inside the area. And although Barral equalised soon after the interval after Juan Pablo could only push out a free kick, Goitia took advantage of a defensive mistake by Gerard to nip in between the defender and the keeper to head in the winner.

Both sides ended with ten men after Juan Carlos Moreno and then Carmelo were shown second yellow cards. But the three points stayed at home, and although the Asturians stay in eleventh spot, they are still only four points above the bottom three.