First Division - Day 11

Málaga 3 - Sporting Gijón 2

Málaga: Kameni; Rosales, Miguel Torres, Mikel Villanueva (Duda 76’), Juan Carlos; Pablo Fornals, Camacho; Jony (Michael Santos 35’), Juanpi (Javi Ontiveros 57’), Chory Castro; Sandro. 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Cuéllar; Lillo, Jorge Meré, Amorebieta, Canella; Moi Gómez (Víctor Rodríguez 68’), Sergio Álvarez (Rachid 41’), Nacho Cases, Isma López (Lora 74‘); Viguera, Duje Cop. 4-4-2.

0-1. 13. Viguera. Connected with return Cop centre to turn shot past Kameni.
1-1. 45. Fornals. Steered shot past Cuéllar after Michael Santos shots blocked.
1-2. 49. Duje Cop. Curled free kick over defensive wall and inside near post.
2-2. 65. Sandro. Near post header across Cuéllar from long Ontiveros centre.
3-2. 78. Michael Santos. Dived forward to head Juan Carlos cross past keeper.

Yellow cards: Lillo 11‘, 71’, Amorebieta 28’, Isma López 36’, Sergio Alvarez 40’, Chory Castro 42’, Villanueva 48’, Michael Santos 52’, Camacho 74’, Fornals 94’ / red cards: Lillo 71’.

Málaga came from behind twice to beat Sporting Gijón 3-2 on Friday evening, the result taking the Andalusians to within a point of the European spots and leaving Abelardo’s side down in the bottom three pending the rest of the weekend games. Viguera combined with Duje Cop to open the scoring in the twelfth minute, but Sandro went close a couple of times, and with half time approaching Pablo Fornals levelled the scores after two previous shots from substitute Michael Santos were blocked. Just three minutes in to the second half Cop restored the lead with a well struck free kick, but once again the hosts pegged them back, Sandro steering a header past Cuéllar from a Javi Ontiveros cross. Soon afterwards Sporting were left with ten men when Lillo was sent off for a second bookable offence, and with twelve minutes to go Santos headed a Juan Carlos centre past the keeper for the winner.