First Division - Day 3

Valencia 2 - Sporting Gijón 2

Valencia: Moyà; Bruno, Alexis, David Navarro, Mathieu (Albelda 67'); Marchena, Banega (Michel 72'); Pablo Hernández (Joaquín 58'), Silva, Mata; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Gerard, Gregory, Canella; Rivera, Michel; Miguel (Camacho 32'), Maldonado (Bilic 61'), Diego Castro (Luis Morán 70'); Barral. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 07 Barral. Ran on to long Lora pass and beat Moyà on near post.
1-1. 24. Villa. Drilled ball in to net after Juan Pablo blocked Silva shot.
2-1. 60. Villa. Latched on to loose ball and lobbed shot on turn over keeper.
2-2. 86. Gregory. Header close to goal after Gerard headed on free kick.

Yellow cards: Gerard 08', Michel 15', 25', Marchena 74', Bruno 79', Alexis 84', Albelda 89', Lora 90' / red cards: Michel 25'.

Valencia lost ground on the leaders after they were held to a 2-2 draw by ten man Sporting Gijón. Barral caught out Moyà with a shot inside the near post to open the scoring early on, but David Villa equalised a few minutes later after Juan Pablo could only block a shot from David Silva.

Michel was sent off for the visitors after picking up a second booking for a silly hand ball just a minute after Villa's goal, and when Villa scored his second of the night with a clever lob on the hour mark it appeared to be all over. However Gregory saved a point for the Asturians with just four minutes to go, heading in from close up after Gerard had beaten Moyà to Rivera's wide free kick.