Sporting: Juan Pablo; Pedro Orfila,
Botía, Gregory, Canella; Gálvez, André Castro (Nacho Cases
80'); Mendy, Trejo, Colunga (Bilic 73'); Barral (Lora 63'). 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Palop; Coke, Cala (Campaña 57'), Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Fazio, Rakitic (Trochowski 73'); Jesús Navas, Reyes (Babá Diawara 67'), Perotti; Manu del Moral. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 32. André Castro. Pulled down Colunga pass and struck shot across Palop.
Yellow cards: Trejo 03', Coke 13', Fernando Navarro 33', Colunga 59', Escudé 70', Perotti 74', Gálvez 86', Bilic 91'.
Sporting Gijón are now just three points away from safety after beating Sevilla 1-0 in the Molinón stadium. The pre-match build up was more about the bad feelings between new coaches Javier Clemente and Michel than anything else, but that was forgotten when the two teams took to the field. Barral could have put the locals ahead early on when he intercepted a bad back pass only to come up against Palop, and the visiting keeper did well to save a Trejo free kick as the Asturians dominated the opening minutes. Perotti headed against the post at the other end however, and Manu fired a shot over the bar, but with just over half an hour on the clock André Castro controlled a long ball from Colunga before poking a shot past the keeper from a wide angle. Juan Pablo tipped an effort from Reyes over the bar and Rakitic shot wide either side of half time, but Sporting could have increased the lead in the end when Palop had to keep out Bilic, and then when Mendy shot across goal later on.