Sporting: Juan Pablo; Damián
Suárez, Gregory, Botía, Ayoze; Lora, Moisés García;
De las Cuevas (Bilic 74') Trejo (Rivera 81'), Colunga (Mendy 65'); Sangoy.
Rayo: Joel; Rober (Pulido 62'), Labaka, Raúl Bravo (Michel 77'), Casado; Movilla, Trashorras; Piti, Michu, Armenteros (Delibasic 34'); Diego Costa. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 18. Sangoy. Ran ball in to net after Joel pushed out rebound.
1-1. 51. Labaka. Turned ball in following wide Trashorras free kick.
2-1. 77. Bilic. Struck free kick over defensive wall wide of Joel.
Yellow cards: Casado 20', 86', Ayoze 32', Gregory 47', Bilic 64', Damián Suárez 85', / red cards: Labaka 75', Casado 86'.
Sporting Gijón kept their slim hopes of survival alive with a 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday evening. Javier Clemente's side started strongly, Sangoy bringing a good save out of Joel before opening the scoring following a corner in the eighteenth minute, the Argentinian striker eventually managing to run the ball in to the net after the keeper had pushed out a previous shot. Diego Costa came close to levelling the scores when he rounded Juan Pablo only to steer his shot wide of the target, and although Sangoy rattled the crossbar with a free kick minutes after the restart, Labaka made it all square after a Trashorras free kick fell to him close to goal. Labaka blotted his copybook with a quarter of an hour to go though when he was sent off for bringing down Bilic, and two minutes later Bilic himself restored the lead with a well struck free kick. Four minutes from the end Rayo were left with ten men when Casado was also sent off for a second bookable offence, but even so there was a late scare for the home fans when Bravo had to make the save of the day from Delibasic.