First Division - Day 38

Sporting Gijón 2 - Betis 2

Sporting: Cuéllar; Douglas, Babín, Jorge Meré, Canella; Mikel Vesga; Carmona, Sergio Alvarez, Nacho Cases (Duje Cop 65‘), Burgui (Isma López 58’); Carlos Castro. 4-1-4-1.
Betis: Dani Giménez; Rafa Navarro, Pezzella (Mandi 46’), Tosca, Durmisi; Brasanac, Petros; Joaquín (Nahuel 88’), Dani Ceballos, Cejudo (Jonas Martín 80’); Rubén Castro. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 07. Douglas. Picked up Carmona pass and cut across area to beat Giménez.
1-1. 22. Rubén Castro. Ran ball in to net after Cuéllar failed to clear Cejudo pass.
1-2. 59. Rubén Castro. Collected Petros pass and struck angled shot past keeper.
2-2. 79. Carmona. Controlled Isma López centre and steered shot wide of keeper.

Yellow cards: Cejudo 37’, Durmisi 86’.

The early evening on Saturday had been reserved for the battle to avoid the last relegation spot, but as Sporting Gijón went down last weekend, there was nothing left to decide. Sporting themselves drew 2-2 with Betis in the first game of the afternoon, Douglas giving them an early lead with a low shot, but Rubén Castro making it all square after Cuéllar kicked at air trying to clear a long ball from Cejudo. Castro and Ceballos went close either side of half time, and with just under an hour gone Castro got his second of the evening with an angled shot from the edge of the area. Carmona brought a good save out of Dani Giménez however before scoring the equalizer, although with the game in injury time Jonas could have won it for the visitors had his header not hit the crossbar.