Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo, Chico,
Acasiete, Cisma; Bernadello, M'bami; Corona (Juanma Ortíz 56'), Soriano,
Crusat (Guilherme 76'); Goitom (Piatti 83'). 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Juan Pablo; Sastre (Borja Navarro 76'), Gerard, Gregory, Canella; Pedro, Rivera, Portilla (Carmelo 62'), Diego Castro; Barral, Bilic (Miguel De las Cuevas 57'). 4-4-2.
0-1. 12. Diego Castro (penalty). After Chico stopped Rivera shot with hands.
1-1. 15. Crusat. Ran on to Bernadello high pass and fired shot wide of keeper.
2-1. 42. Cisma. Long free kick which bounced past Juan Pablo in to net.
3-1. 80. Guilherme. Cut in from left wing and shot through legs of keeper.
Yellow cards: Portilla 19', Juan Pablo 39', Diego Castro 44', Rivera 55', Barral 59', Pedro 84' / red cards: Chico 11', Barral 79', Gregory 81'.
Almería climbed away from the danger zone in an incident packed 3-1 win over Sporting Gijón. Diego Castro put the visitors ahead in the twelfth minute after Chico was sent off for stopping Rivera's shot on the line with his hands, but Crusat ran on to Bernadello's pass to equalise three minutes later. Shortly before the break Juan Pablo incomprehensively allowed a long Cisma free kick to bounce past him in to the net, and after Barral was sent off for elbowing Juanma, Guilherme ran on to make it three. Sporting ended with nine men after Gregory was also red-carded for arguing with a ball-boy.