Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Gregory, Botía,
Canella; Matabuena (Camacho 73'), Rivera; Luis Morán (Carmelo 69'),
Miguel De las Cuevas (Kike Mateo 82'), Diego Castro; Bilic. 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Pillud, Forlín, Nico Pareja, Chica; Moisés Hurtado, Verdú (Nakamura 54'); Marqués (De la Peña 40'), Luis García, José Callejón; Iván Alonso (Sahar 77'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 03. Bilic. Deflected Diego Costa's angled shot past Kameni from close up.
Yellow cards: Moisés 24', Lora 34', Forlín 51', Rivera 58', De la Peña 73', Diego Castro 91'.
Sporting Gijón and Espanyol started the day level on points in seventh and eighth places respectively, but it was the Asturians who came away with the spoils after a 1-0 victory. The only goal of the game came in the third minute, Bilic deflecting Diego Castro's angled shot past Kameni. Iván Alonso hit the bar, and Callejón fired a couple of shots at Juan Pablo before the break, and Nakamura tested the local keeper again after the restart. But the home side held fast to hand the Catalans their first defeat in eight games, and Diego Castro could have increased the lead when he shot just wide near the end.