Almería: Esteban; Michel Macedo (José
Ortíz 56'), Carlos García, Pellerano, Guilherme; Soriano,
Juanito; Juanma Ortíz, Kalu Uche (Piatti 83'), Nieto (Crusat 63');
Sporting: Cuéllar; Sastre, Jorge, Gerard, José Angel; Camacho, Michel (Barral 69'), Matabuena; Carmelo (Kike Mateo 75'), Diego Castro (Pedro 70'); Bilic. 4-3-2-1.
Team changes: Almería: Michel Macedo, Carlos García, Pellerano, Guilherme for Bruno, Acasiete, Chico, Mané / Sporting: Jorge, Matabuena for Iván Hernández, Barral.
0-1. 16. Carmelo. Angled header down past Esteban from Jorge's cross.
1-1. 26. Nieto. Collected Juanma's deflected cross and fired shot across keeper.
2-1. 55. Kalu Uche. Ran on to Negredo pass and shot wide of Cuéllar.
3-1. 90. Piatti. Rounded keeper to score after Negredo squared across.
Yellow cards: Carmelo 30', Guilherme 63', Negredo 64', Carlos García 71', Soriano 79', Barral 80', Juanma Ortíz 93'.
Sporting Gijón are running out of time in their battle to avoid the drop, and they stay in the bottom three after a 3-1 defeat at Almería. Carmelo did head them in to an early lead from Jorge's cross, but Nieto equalised before the break after picking up a deflected cross on the edge of the area. Kalu Uche put the home side ahead after picking up Negredo's pass ten minutes after the restart, and another Negredo assist allowed Piatti to make it three in the last minute.