First Division - Day 34

Sporting Gijón 1 - Espanyol 1

Sporting: Cuéllar; Douglas, Babín, Jorge Meré, Canella (Isma López 78’); Sergio Alvarez, Mikel Vesga, Nacho Cases (Carlos Castro 68’); Víctor Rodríguez (Carmona 72‘), Duje Cop, Burgui. 4-3-3.
Espanyol: Diego López; Marc Navarro, David López, Diego Reyes, Aarón Martín; Jurado, Víctor Sánchez, Javi Fuego, Piatti (Melendo 76’); Caicedo (Leo Baptistao 46’), Gerard Moreno. 4-4-2.

1-0. 39. Víctor Rodríguez. Struck free kick from left of area inside near post.
1-1. 55. Moreno. Picked up Leo Baptistao pass and rounded keeper tp score.

Yellow cards: Javi Fuego 15’, Víctor Rodríguez 18’, Víctor Sánchez 83’.

Sporting Gijón and Espanyol drew 1-1 on Tuesday evening, a result which didn’t help either team with their objectives in the run up to the end of the season. Diego López had to save a couple of times from Víctor Rodríguez in the first half, and Marc Nvarro headed a good chance wide of the mark at the other end. With six minutes to go to the break Víctor Rodríguez caught out the visiting keeper with a wide free kick which he fired inside the near post, but soon after the restart Gerard Moreno made it all square following a good run by Leo Baptistao. Cuéllar kept out Moreno and Baptistao after that, and Duje Cop missed a sitter when free on goal, but in the end both teams had to settle for a point which leaves the Asturians three points away from safety, and the Catalans six points off the Europa League spots, all still dependent on the rest of the midweek games.