First Division - Day 28

Sporting Gijón 3 - Granada 1

Sporting: Diego Mariño; Douglas, Jorge Meré, Babín, Canella; Sergio Alvarez, Mikel Vesga, Víctor Rodríguez (Traoré 56‘); Carmona, Carlos Castro (Dani Ndi 80‘), Burgui (Isma López 84’). 4-3-3.
Granada: Ochoa; Foulquier, Saunier, Ingason, Gastón Silva, Isaac Cuenca (Kravets 67‘); Carcela-González, Uche Agbo, Angban (Samper 76’), Andreas Pereira; Boga (Aly Mallé 76’). 5-4-1.

0-1. 51. Ingason. Slid ball past Mariño after Pereira crossed from left.
1-1. 60. Traoré. Picked up Burgui pass and fired shot past Ochoa.
2-1. 64. Babín. Steered header past Ochoa from Sergio Alvarez centre.
3-1. 67. Carmona. Poked shot past keeper from Carlos Castro pass.

Yellow cards: Angban 37’, Douglas 65’, Ingason 81’, Aly Mallé 86’, Jorge Meré 92’.

Sporting Gijón came from a goal down to beat relegation rivals Granada 3-1 on Sunday evening, the result taking them two points above their opponents in the table. Only a series of saves by Ochoa from Babín, Víctor Rodríguez and Burgui prevented the locals from going ahead before the break, but some six minutes in to the second half Ingason got on the end of Pereira’s centre to give the Andalusians the lead. Soon afterwards however Traoré made it all square on a quick counter-attack, and in the next seven minutes Babín and Carmona added two more. It could have been even worse for the visitors had Ochoa not saved a Traoré penalty after Ingason brought down Burgui in the area, but Rubi’s side had already done enough for a vital win which also gives them head-to-head advantage against their opponents.