Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez; Víctor
Sánchez, Raúl Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno, Didac;
Raúl Baena, Cristian Gómez (Alvaro Vázquez 46'); Sergio
García, Verdú, Coutinho (Weiss 78'); Kalu Uche (Pandiani 67').
Sporting: Juan Pablo; Damián Suárez, Gregory, Botía, Ayoze; Lora, Gálvez; De las Cuevas (Rivera 65'), Trejo, Colunga (Bilic 74'); Sangoy (Mendy 59'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 47. Colunga. Picked up Sangoy's headed pass and fired shot across keeper.
0-2. 51. Trejo. Collected Colunga pass and ran on to strike angled shot in to net.
0-3. 80. Bilic. Pulled down Rivera's long pass and struck shot past Cristian Alvarez.
Yellow cards: Gálvez 71', Héctor Moreno 74', Raúl Rodríguez 76', Botía 81', Ayoze 87'.
Sporting Gijón are still in with a chance of salvation after they won 0-3 at Espanyol, a result which takes Javier Clemente's side to within four points of their next opponents Villarreal. The Asturians had the worst away record in the league, and for 45 minutes they hardly troubled Cristian Alvarez in the local goal. Kalu Uche headed over and Coutinho brought a good save out of Juan Pablo as the locals had the better of the first half, but just two minutes after the restart Sangoy headed Trejo's cross over for Colunga to give Sporting the lead. With twenty minutes to go Trejo picked up Colunga's assist on a quick breakaway to make it two, and Bilic completed the scoreline later on after Rivera set him up. The defeat leaves Espanyol further away from the European places, and there were protests from the few home fans who stayed in the ground to the end.