Spanish La Liga
Sporting Gijón2Atl Madrid1

Sporting Gijon 2-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid players
Sporting Gijon and Barcelona are the only teams to score twice in home La Liga games against Atletico Madrid this season

Carlos Castro netted a late winner as La Liga strugglers Sporting Gijon came from behind to beat second-placed Atletico Madrid at El Molinon.

France forward Antoine Griezmann gave Diego Simeone's side a first-half lead with a superb free-kick.

But Antonio Sanabria equalised for Abelardo Fernandez's men on 79 minutes before Castro tapped home Jony's low cross with a minute left on the clock.

With eight games left, Atletico trail leaders Barcelona by eight points.

Luis Enrique's side, who have a game in hand on Atletico, can extend their lead at the top of La Liga to 11 points if they beat Villarreal at El Madrigal on Sunday.

Atletico seemed on course for a fifth consecutive league win just before the half-hour mark, when Griezmann floated an inch-perfect free-kick from 25 yards over the wall and into the top corner of Ivan Cuellar's goal.

But the visitors, who played 120 minutes in the Champions League on Tuesday before beating PSV Eindhoven on penalties, lost their focus in the second half.

Sanabria equalised with a free-kick that deflected off Atleti midfielder Matias Kranevitter and past goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Castro then hit the bar for Gijon following Sanabria's low cross from the left.

Atleti went down to 10 men for the final moments of the match, following an injury to defender Jose Gimenez after Simeone had already made his three substitutions.

Spain Under-21 international Castro took advantage to score the winner and secure a first league victory for Gijon since 31 January.

Gijon, who started the match in the bottom two and three points from a position of safety, remain in the relegation places following Granada's 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Saturday evening.

Line-ups

Sporting Gijón

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 11Lora
  • 2Hernández
  • 28Meré PérezBooked at 65mins
  • 18López Blanco
  • 6Álvarez DíazBooked at 57mins
  • 17MascarellSubstituted forCastro Garcíaat 56'minutes
  • 10Cases MoraBooked at 85mins
  • 22Pérez RodríguezBooked at 67minsSubstituted forCarmonaat 69'minutes
  • 20SanabriaBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAit Atmaneat 90+2'minutes
  • 23Rodríguez Menéndez

Substitutes

  • 9Guerrero
  • 13García Cabrera
  • 15Canella
  • 16Castro García
  • 19Carmona
  • 21Vranjes
  • 24Ait Atmane

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 18GámezBooked at 52mins
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
  • 19Hernández
  • 3Filipe Luís
  • 8Kranevitter
  • 16CorreaSubstituted forFernández Arenasat 58'minutes
  • 6Koke
  • 17Saúl
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forTorresat 63'minutes
  • 23ViettoSubstituted forTorres Belénat 76'minutesBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 9Torres
  • 12Fernandez
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 22Partey
  • 32Monsalve Vicente
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
24,622

Match Stats

Home TeamSporting GijónAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sporting de Gijón 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sporting de Gijón 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Carlos Castro (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Rachid replaces Antonio Sanabria.

Carlos Carmona (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Sporting de Gijón 2, Atlético de Madrid 1. Carlos Castro (Sporting de Gijón) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jony.

Carlos Castro (Sporting de Gijón) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Antonio Sanabria.

Booking

Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón).

Matías Kranevitter (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sporting de Gijón. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Castro (Sporting de Gijón) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Jony (Sporting de Gijón) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Álvarez.

Alberto Lora (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dangerous play by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Sporting de Gijón 1, Atlético de Madrid 1. Antonio Sanabria (Sporting de Gijón) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matías Kranevitter (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Jony (Sporting de Gijón) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Carmona with a cross.

Antonio Sanabria (Sporting de Gijón) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Carlos Carmona from a direct free kick.

Booking

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isma López (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Juanfran replaces Luciano Vietto.

Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matías Kranevitter (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Jony.

Corner, Sporting de Gijón. Conceded by Gabi.

Attempt blocked. Antonio Sanabria (Sporting de Gijón) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Carmona.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Carlos Carmona replaces Pablo Pérez.

Attempt saved. Pablo Pérez (Sporting de Gijón) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carlos Castro with a through ball.

Booking

Pablo Pérez (Sporting de Gijón) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Pablo Pérez (Sporting de Gijón).

Matías Kranevitter (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jorge Meré (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Jorge Meré (Sporting de Gijón) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th March 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona29243284226275
2Atl Madrid30214546143267
3Real Madrid29196483285563
4Villarreal29158635231253
5Sevilla29139743311248
6Ath Bilbao291451047371047
7Celta Vigo29136104151-1045
8Malaga30109112928139
9Eibar30108124242038
10Dep La Coruña3071583943-436
11Real Sociedad3098133741-435
12Real Betis30810122740-1334
13Valencia29810113334-134
14Las Palmas3096153242-1033
15Espanyol2995152955-2632
16Rayo Vallecano30610144163-2228
17Granada3077163256-2428
18Getafe3077162852-2428
19Sporting Gijón3076173252-2027
20Levante3066182854-2624
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