Atlético: Courtois; Silvio
(Adrián 76'), Miranda, Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Paulo
Assunçao (Mario Suárez 61'), Koke (Reyes 69'); Salvio, Falcao,
Sporting: Cuéllar; Lora, Botía, Gregory, Damián Suárez; Rivera, Ricardo León; Carmelo (Luis Morán 72'), Sergio Alvarez (Bilic 63'), Miguel De las Cuevas (Ayoze 78'); Trejo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 27. Lora (own goal). Turned ball in after Falcao played back Gabi corner.
2-0. 68. Domínguez. Ran in from behind to head Gabi corner down past Cuéllar.
3-0. 72. Falcao. Won ball back inside area and curled shot wide of keeper.
4-0. 80. Falcao. Steered header in to far corner of net from wide Gabi free kick.
Yellow cards: Lora 03', Damián 22', Carmelo 33', Paulo Assunçao 43', Koke 66', Rivera 90'.
Atlético Madrid mustn't be ruled out of the running for the title this season, and they continued their recent good form with a 4-0 victory over Sporting Gijón, their second such result in a row. Once again Falcao was the star of the match, the Colombian striker having a penalty appeal turned down and a goal incorrectly disallowed early on. Midway through the first half it was his shot from Gabi's corner which Lora could only turn in to his own net, and either side of half time he brought a good save out of Cuéllar and then hit the bar. It was Domínguez though who scored the second, running in to head another Gabi corner past the keeper, but Falcao rounded things off with two more goals, the first after a run which left three defenders for dead, and the second with an impressive header from Gabi's free kick. Agüero and Forlán may have moved on but there is a new king in the Calderón stadium, and Sporting (who have yet to pick up a point) could do little about it.