First Division - Day 30

Sporting Gijón 2 - Xerez 2

Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Botía (Iván Hernández 68'), Gregory, Canella; Rivera, Camacho (Matabuena 86'); Luis Morán (Kike Mateo 70'), Miguel De las Cuevas, Diego Castro; Barral. 4-2-3-1.
Xerez: Renan; Redondo, Gioda, Aythami, Casado; Víctor Sánchez, Keita; Momo (Michel 66'), Carlos Calvo (Armenteros 62'), Orellana (Alustiza 72'); Mario Bermejo. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 13. Rivera. Long cross from right wing which went past Renan in to the net.
1-1. 52. Bermejo. Controlled Redondo's cross and fired angled shot past keeper.
2-1. 56. Miguel. Drilled ball back in to net after Renan blocked Luis Morán shot.
2-2. 79. Alustiza. Intercepted bad Rivera back pass and shot wide of Juan Pablo.

Yellow cards: Camacho 74'.

Bottom club Xerez still believe they can save themselves, and they dragged another point out of the Molinón stadium after a 2-2 draw with hosts Sporting Gijón. The Asturians took the lead when Renan misjudged Rivera's long pass under pressure from Diego Castro, the ball passing under his feet and in to the net. Bermejo equalised seven minutes after the interval after controlling a long pass on his chest before beating Juan Pablo, but Miguel De las Cuevas restored the lead soon afterwards after the keeper could only push out a long shot from Luis Morán. Ten minutes from the end though Alustiza intercepted a poor back pass by Rivera to make it all square once again, taking his side to within a point of Valladolid in the table.