Sporting Gijón

  • 16-11-13
  • 7th in Spanish LALIGA 2

Sporting Gijón


    Pato on song as Villarreal sweep aside Sporting

    Villarreal kept the pressure on LaLiga's top three as Alexandre Pato inspired them to a 3-1 victory away to Sporting Gijon.The Yellow Submarine had just won one of their previous seven matches away from home in the league and scored only five goals, but reversed the form guide in spectacular fashion at El Molinon.Jonathan dos Santos and Nicola Sansone put the visitors 2-0 up at the break and Pato got the goal he deserved with 16 minutes to go before Carlos Carmona pulled one back for Sporting, who remain in deep trouble and have won only one of their last 13 league games.Villarreal were ahead after 10 minutes as Roberto Soriano cut the ball across the area from the left to Dos Santos, who had the time and space to take a touch and rifle a shot high inside Pichu Cuellar's near post.Pato was a constant threat and some intricate footwork combined with a slice of luck took him through the centre of the Sporting defence, but Cuellar spread himself to block.The visitors' second arrived in the 19th minute as Pato's angled shot after a slaloming run seemed destined for the net, but Sansone made sure to tap home from a yard. The Brazilian looked somewhat put out that Sansone had stolen his thunder.Isma Lopez wasted Sporting's best chance when he fired high over the bar from Moi Gomez's cross and Sporting were at sixes and sevens defensively. Manu Trigueros released Sansone who rounded Cuellar, but Jorge Mere made a last-ditch tackle. Somehow Sporting gave the ball away again within seconds, and this time Pato's low drive was just off-target.Sansone made amends, if they were needed, to Pato as the Italian forward crossed low from the left to leave the Brazilian an easy job of sidefooting past Cuellar from close range for the third goal.Carmona added a consolation in the final minute as he got his head in the way of a Bruno Soriano clearance and the ball looped up and over Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.
    • 7Y
    • PA Sport

      Inigo Martinez's free-kick highlights Real Sociedad's win at Sporting Gijon

      Inigo Martinez scored a fabulous free-kick as Real Sociedad beat Sporting Gijon away to make it five wins in six LaLiga matches.Xabi Prieto put the visitors in front but Sporting went in level at the break through Duje Cop's strike. David Zurutuza restored Real's lead before Martinez stole the show with a wickedly curling left-foot shot which gave Sporting goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar no chance.The visitors dominated possession and chances in the first period with Carlos Vela to the fore.The Mexican forward was clean through in the second minute but opted to check back rather than shoot, and Willian Jose's eventual shot was blocked.Seconds later Vela had a shot comfortably gathered by Cuellar, and then kick-started the move which led to the opening goal in the 18th minute.His pass released Yuri, whose cross from the left was headed goalwards by Martinez. Cuellar was able to keep out his effort with the aid of the post but Prieto scrambled in the rebound.Sporting levelled with their one and only effort on goal of the first half as Moi Gomez cushioned a header down to Cop who lashed in a right-foot shot from the edge of the area.Real restored their lead in the 51st minute when they won the ball back high up the pitch, Yuri crossed for Zurutuza who got ahead of his marker to sweep home.Six minutes later came Martinez's set-piece masterclass to take the game beyond the hosts, who have now lost seven of their last nine matches.They remain in the bottom three and face a tough trip to the Estadio Bernabeu to face league leaders Real Madrid next weekend.
      • 8Y
      • PA Sport
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      2023-24 LALIGA 2 Ladder

      Real Valladolid4020911+1569
      Racing Santander40181012+1164
      Real Oviedo40161311+1461
      Sporting Gijón40161113+759
      Racing Ferrol40151312-258
      FC Cartagena4014917-951
      Real Zaragoza40111415-247
      AD Alcorcón40101218-2142
      FC Andorra40101020-1840
      Villarreal B40101020-2140

      2023-24 Team Leaders

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