First Division - Day 34

Sporting Gijón 0 - Valladolid 2

Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Botía, Gregory, Canella (Sastre 69'); Lola (Maldonado 82'), Rivera; Luis Morán, Miguel De las Cuevas, Diego Castro (Kike Mateo 75'); Barral. 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Jacobo; Pedro López, Sereno, Nivaldo, Del Horno; Nauzet (Keko 59', Luis Prieto 87'), Pelé, Javi Baraja, Barragán; Manucho, Diego Costa. 4-4-2.

0-1. 80. Manucho. Steered header wide of Juan Pablo from Keko's long cross.
0-2. 93. Javi Baraja. Drilled shot back in to net after keeper cleared from Manucho.

Yellow cards: Botía 11', Diego Costa 11', Nivaldo 13', Del Horno 27', 85', Pedro López 73', Kike Mateo 87' / red cards: Maldonado 85' Del Horno 85'.

Valladolid are now just two points away from safety, level with Tenerife after a 0-2 victory at Sporting Gijón. Chances were few and far between for most of the match, Barral wasting a couple in the first half and Keko forcing a good save out of Juan Pablo after the interval. With ten minutes to go though Manucho got on the end of Keko's cross to head the visitors in to the lead, and after Maldonado and Del Horno were both sent off, Javi Baraja made sure of three vital points for Javier Clemente's side in injury time.