First Division - Day 23

Sporting Gijón 1 - Atlético Madrid 4

Sporting: Cuéllar; Lillo, Jorge Meré, Amorebieta, Canella; Sergio Alvarez, Mikel Vesga; Douglas, Moi Gómez (Duje Cop 84’), Burgui (Víctor Rodríguez 84’); Lacina Traoré (Carlos Castro 76’). 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Moyà; Vrsaljko, Savic, Lucas Hernández, Filipe Luis; Correa (Saúl Ñíguez 62‘), Koke, Gabi, Carrasco (Thomas 68’); Fernando Torres (Gameiro 62’), Griezmann. 4-4-2.

0-1. 46. Carrasco. Ran on to beat Cuéllar after Torres headed on Gabi pass.
1-1. 49. Sergio Alvarez. Controlled Burgui cross and struck shot past Moyà.
1-2. 80. Gameiro. Picked up Griezmann pass and rounded keeper to score.
1-3. 81. Gameiro. Fired shot past Cuéllar after Thomas won ball outside area.
1-4. 85. Gameiro. Controlled Griezmann pass and angled shot past keeper.

Yellow cards: Mikel Vesga 57’, Thomas 72’.

Atlético Madrid closed temporarily to within a point of Sevilla pending their game later in the evening after they beat Sporting Gijón 1-4 on Saturday, the result leaving the Asturians still down in the bottom three. Griezmann, Fernado Torres and Correa all failed to convert chances for the visitors in the first half, and Traoré turned a shot against the upright for the locals. All the goals though came after the break, Carrasco giving Atleti the lead after Torres headed on a long pass from Gabi just a minute after the restart, and Sergio Alvarez equalizing with a low volley past Moyà just three minutes later. Substitute Gameiro came on though to help himself to a hat-trick in a five minute period near the end with assists from Griezmann (twice) and Thomas.