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First Division - Day 28

Granada 2 - Sporting Gijón 1

Granada: Julio César; Nyom, Iñigo López, Borja Gómez, Siqueira; Moisés Hurtado, Mikel Rico; Franco Jara (Lucena 88'), Carlos Martins (Abel Gómez 66'), Dani Benítez; Uche (Ighalo 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Pedro Orfila, Botía, Canella; Gálvez, André Castro (Nacho Cases 52'); Mendy, Trejo (Bilic 76'), Colunga; Barral (Carmelo 53'). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 02. Martins. Struck wide free kick through gap in defensive wall in to net.
2-0. 23. Siquiera. Ran on to Dani Benítez pass and steered shot wide of keeper.
2-1. 92. Colunga. Controlled Cases pass and lobbed shot over Julio César.

Yellow cards: Gálvez 55' / red cards: Martins 89'.

Granada distanced themselves from the danger zone after beating Sporting Gijón 2-1 on Saturday evening. Martins gave the Andalusians the lead in only the second minute, catching Juan Pablo out with a wide free kick which went through a gap in the defensive wall. And midway through the second half Siqueira made it two after running on to a Dani Benítez through ball before steering a shot past the keeper. Sporting's only reply was a header wide by Barral, but early in the second half Benítez hit the bar, and Uche stuck a rebound in to the net after Juan Pablo saved from Mikel Rico only to be ruled out for offside. Trejo should have scored a few minutes later when he shot straight at Julio César with the goal at his mercy, and when Colunga did beat the keeper with an impressive lob it was too late to prevent a defeat which left Javier Clemente's side seven points adrift of their opponents in the rankings.