Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Gregory, Botía,
Canella; Michel, Rivera; Miguel De las Cuevas (Carmelo 74'), Luis Morán
(Iván Hernández 80'), Diego Castro; Barral (Bilic 62'). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Garay (Raúl Albiol 64'), Pepe, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso (Van der Vaart 76'), Diarra; Granero, Kaká, Drenthe (Guti 57'); Raúl. 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Sergio Ramos 37', Raúl 40', Botía 48', Drenthe 55', Rivera 83', Diarra 83'.
A depleted Real Madrid could only draw 0-0 at Sporting Gijón on Saturday evening, and even though the result takes them to the top of the table on goal difference, Barcelona only need a point on Sunday to overtake them again. Raúl was the only fit striker, and he and Kaká both went close early on. Miguel De las Cuevas brought a good save out of Casillas at the other end before half time, and local keeper Juan Pablo did well to stop efforts from Granero and Van der Vaart after the restart. In the end though both sides settled for a point.