First Division - Day 30

Sporting Gijón 2 - Valencia 3

Sporting: Lafuente; Sastre, Iván Hernández, Neru, José Angel; Camacho, Michel (Kike Mateo 80'); Luis Morán (Bilic 64'), Carmelo (Raúl Camara 85'), Diego Castro; Barral. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: César; Raúl Albiol (Miguel 80'), Maduro, Marchena, Alexis; Albelda, Michel (Baraja 52'); Pablo Hernández (Joaquín 80'), David Silva, Mata; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sporting: Camacho, Carmelo for Matabuena, Kike Mateo / Valencia: Marchena, Alexis for Moretti, Manuel Fernandes.

0-1. 19. David Silva. Picked up loose ball and beat three defenders to score.
1-1. 35. Barral (penalty). After Raúl Albiol fouled Carmelo inside penalty area.
1-2. 55. David Villa (penalty). After Mata tripped by Sastre inside area.
2-2. 71. Bilic. Header down past César from Diego Castro cross.
2-3. 88. Mata. Picked up Silva pass and ran on to shoot wide of Lafuente.

Yellow cards: Michel 23', Albiol 26', Marchena 34', Iván Hernández 39', Neru 39', José Angel 50', Camacho 60', Kike Mateo 84'.

Valencia moved back up in to the top four after a 2-3 win at Sporting Gijón, their third victory in a row. David Silva started things off with an impressive opener, cutting across the front of the area past two or three defenders before curling a shot wide of Lafuente.

Barral equalised from the penalty spot after Raúl Albiol fouled Camelo inside the area shortly before half time, but ex Sporting striker David Villa converted a second penalty against his old side after Mata was brought down soon after the restart.

Bilic made it all square again, heading a cross from Diego Castro down past César. But Mata ran through to score the winner near the end, and César saved a late effort from Barral to ensure the three points for his side. Sporting have yet to draw this season, and they ended the weekend just one place above the drop zone.