First Division - Day 33


Atlético: Leo Franco; Heitinga, Perea, Ujfalusi, Antonio López (Pernía 60'); Maxi, Paulo Assunçao, Raúl García (Nacho Camacho 70'), Simao; Agüero, Diego Forlán (Banega 80'). 4-4-2.
Sporting: Cuéllar; Sastre, Iván Hernández, Neru, Canella (José Angel 46'); Diego Camacho (Carmelo 56'), Michel; Pedro (Luis Morán 75'), Lora, Diego Castro; Bilic. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Atlético: Heitinga, Maxi for Pablo, Sinama-Pongolle / Sporting: Cuéllar, Iván Hernández, Michel, Pedro for Lafuente, Gerard, Luis Morán, Carmelo.

1-0. 27. Forlán. Long shot which took deflection off Neru and flew over keeper.
2-0. 40. Simao. Picked up Forlán return pass and ran past Sastre to score.
3-0. 47. Agüero. Collected Forlán pass and ran on to shoot from edge of area.
3-1. 48. Bilic. Got on end of Diego Castro cross to shoot wide of Leo Franco.

Yellow cards: Diego Camacho 16', Raúl García 19', Sastre 58', Assunçao 62', Simao 85', 86', Lora 87', Luis Morán 90' / red cards: Simao 86'.

Atlético Madrid moved back to sixth in the table after beating Sporting Gijón 3-1 in the last match on Sunday evening.

Diego Forlán got the first with a long shot which took a deflection off Neru, and then set up Simao for the second shortly before half time. Agüero made it three after another assist from Forlán soon after the restart, and Bilic replied at the other end from Diego Castro's cross a minute later.

Despite the win the fans gave their players a hard time after their recent disappointing results, and the locals ended with ten men after Simao was sent off late on. It was a fifth defeat in a row for the Asturians though, and they drop dangerously close to the relegation spots.