First Division - Day 31

Betis 2 - Sporting Gijón 0

Betis: Ricardo; Nelson, Juanito, Arzu, Monzón; Mehmet Aurelio, Capi (Rivera 63'); Edu (Juanma 78'), Emaná (Rivas 86'), Mark González; Oliveira. 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Cuéllar; Sastre, Gerard, Neru, José Angel; Camacho, Michel; Maldonado (Bilic 66'), Carmelo, Kike Mateo (Luis Moran 66'); Barral (Lafuente 77'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Betis: Ricardo, Nelson, Monzón, Oliveira for Casto, Melli, Fernando Vega, Odonkor / Sporting: Cuéllar, Gerard, Maldonado, Kike Mateo for Lafuente, Iván Hernández, Luis Morán, Diego Castro.

1-0. 07. Emaná. Picked up Oliveira return pass and fired shot wide of Cuéllar.
2-0. 70. Emaná. Received ball from Oliveira and scored in to empty net.

Yellow cards: Michel 41', Arzu 45', 78', Camacho 52', Mark González 92', Sastre 92', Moran 92' / red cards: Cuéllar 75', Arzu 78'.

Betis moved further away from the danger zone after beating Sporting Gijón 2-0 on Sunday evening, a second win in a row under new coach José María Nogués.

Emaná started things off in the seventh minute after picking up a return pass from Oliveira, and Oliveira himself missed a chance to make it two before the break.

Bilic tried his luck at the other end after the restart, but a bad clearance by Cuéllar gifted the ball to Oliveira, who passed across for Emaná to score his second of the night with twenty minutes to go.

Both sides ended with ten men after Cuéllar was sent off for handling outside of the area and then Arzu picked up a second booking, and Bilic and Nelson tested both keepers before the final whistle.

The win takes Betis four points clear of the Asturians, who are now only three points above the relegation spots.