Sunday October 16, 2011 Day 8 Finished Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan

Sevilla FC 2 - 1 Sporting Gijón

  • Manu 15’
  • Cáceres 58’
  • Barral 64’

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    Sevilla go fourth with win

    Sevilla beat bottom placed Sporting Gijon 2-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to send them fourth in La Liga, a point behind Real Madrid. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sevilla FC
    • Sporting Gijón
    • 90+3' Kanoute's deflected shot goes out for another corner and this is perfect for Sevilla. Sporting eventually break out though and one more chance as they win a free kick just ahead of the halfway line. It's chucked in, but there's an offside. It's all over and Sevilla perhaps just shaded it though Sporting made it a hard fought victory.
    • 90+2' Sevilla are now happy to hold it in the corner. Rakitic is booked for time-wasting. He won't mind that though.
    • 90+1' Navas goes for goal from a very tight angle, but he had no other options. He gets the second best outcome as he wins a corner to wind down more time.
    • 90' Three minutes for Sporting to create one more chance...
    • 89' Botia on the turn after mass confusion in the area, but he hits a bouncing ball inches wide! Terrible Sevilla defending and that should have been the equaliser. Varas may have got a touch.
    • 88' Javi Varas comes off his line to rescue his team and hold on to a dangerous through ball. Sporting do have a dangerous freekick though...
    • 87' Rakitic chucks the ball into the box. It's cleared. Trochowski picks the ball back up, drives across the area and slices a left footed effort wide.
    • 86' Armenteros is blocked off by Lora and that's not a good move as it allows Sevilla to run down just more time.
    • 85' Sporting Sub: Rivera off, Eguren on.
    • 84' Sevilla are now playing possession football, frustrating Sporting. A dangerous, but effective game.
    • 83' Lora with his second good ball of the night, but Varas this time reads it and steps out to catch it.
    • 82' Long, hopeful, wasteful shot from Armenteros that flies nowhere near the goal.
    • 81' Sevilla Sub: Medel is replaced by Fazio.
    • 80' Trochowski with the high boot and Castro goes down to win the foul. Sporting with a late throw of the dice as Trejo is replaced by Moran.
    • 79' Kanoute lays off and darts in behind. Rakitic plays the first time ball back in, but the defender just about holds the Frenchman off.
    • 78' Medel's never scored for Sevilla and he doesn't change here. He makes good contact with his shot from 25 yards, but it's a couple of yards wide.
    • 77' A nervy header goes behind for a Sporting corner. Kanoute thunders it away though at the near post.
    • 76' This will be a stressful last 15 minutes for Sevilla as Sporting are pouring more and more forward.
    • 75' Caceres is down injured this time and it looks to be his ankle. He's momentarily off the pitch.
    • 74' Bilic throws himself at the cross, but his header is well wide. Sevilla make the substitution and Manu is replaced by Armenteros.
    • 73' Brilliant tackle from Botia as he intercepts a ball across the goal. It's end to end at the moment.
    • 72' Rakitic's pull back is only a whisker away from Kanoute, though it's made safe and Sporting immediately break at speed.
    • 71' Navas spins his man, but is hustled out of it. Sevilla are about to make a second change...
    • 70' Yet another chance for Sporting. The ball drops invitingly for Castro in the area and he slashes a shot into Varas' arms from about 12 yards.
    • 69' Trejo is down with what looks like a bit of cramp. He should be fine.
    • 68' Kanoute's perhaps feeling the pace now as he's drifted out of the game recently. Marcelino's certainly not happy with him.
    • 67' It's all Sevilla at the minute as they try and put this game back to bed.
    • 66' Sevilla win a freekick high up the pitch. A great ball in from the Croatian and Kanoute gets up high to nod narrowly wide with the keeper scrambling.
    • 64' Sevilla 2-1 Sporting - Trejo drives towards the box brilliantly and plays a cute through ball for De las Cuevas. Instead of shooting he takes the correct option and plays square for Barral who taps in to an empty net.
    • 63' Lora tries to control a long pass out wide, but his touch is heavy. Caceras cuts inside, chips across for Trochowski who lays off for Rakitic and his shot is balooned well over the bar.
    • 62' Half hearted attempt at goal from Barral and Sporting already lok a bit beaten.
    • 61' Sporting Sub: Castro is off for Mate Bilic
    • 60' Kanoute shows Caceres how to do it, playing a great ball down the line for Navas. His cross from near the corner flag is excellent, but the attacker can't quite get on the end of it.
    • 59' Caceres plays a poor ball into Navas with the little Spaniard in acres of space down the right. Sporting now on the attack and a pretty poor effort from Castro as he shoots miles wide.
    • 57' Sevilla 2-0 Sporting - The freekick comes in from Rakitic. Escude gets his head on it and it crashes into the bar, bounces off the turf and Caceres is there to nod in the loose ball.
    • 56' Rakitic helps the ball on to Navas and Canella picks up a yellow card for nipping the ball away with his arm. Dangerous freekick for Sevilla...
    • 55' Spahic with an unconvincing header, but he eventually clears up. An Arsenal target apparently; would definitely be an improvement on their current defenders.
    • 54' Corner prevented by Spahic as he slides in. The ball still comes in though, but it's harmless.
    • 53' Kanoute almost breaks through the Sporting defence, but there's not quite enough on the through ball.
    • 52' Barral has a word with the referee after thinking he gets a clump in the head from Spahic.
    • 51' Rakitic fires in the corner and Escude gets a good head on it and Pablo has to palm it around the post to safety.
    • 50' Navarro out wide to Manu with a fine pass and he wins the corner...
    • 48' Trochowski commits the foul. The freekick is played over the defence for Barral to chase down but the ball bounces and falls into Varas' hands.
    • 47' Trochowski scuttles between two challenges on the left and dinks in a cross towards Kanoute, who can't quite leap high enough.
    • 46' Sporting get us back underway and are kicking from right to left in this second half.
    • 45+1' The referee blows the whistle on what has been a decent first half. The sides are separated by a fantastic goal.
    • 45' Preciano hits his own player's arse in what you'd hope is an act of encouragement. There'll only be a minute of stoppage time...
    • 44' Navas is crowded out, he doesn't like it and lunges in, miraculously winning the ball back. He undoes his good work with a poor cross though.
    • 43' Good skill from Trochowski to get the corner. He puts the ball in the net a few seconds later, but the was clearly offside.
    • 42' Lora plays a fantastic first time cross low from the right that splits the defence and goalkeeper. Cases meets it and puts over the bar from about five yards!
    • 41' Navas chases after a lofted ball over the defence, but Pablo beats him to the ball and hacks clear.
    • 40' Since the goal from Manu Sporting have pretty much been on top. It's Sevilla right now though and after a bit of pinball in Sporting's box Navas puts in a cross that's just about fisted away by Juan Pablo.
    • 39' A meaty challenge from Navarro that looks a but dodgy, but the ref likes it and allows play to continue. Good old 50-50 that one.
    • 38' Kanoute nods down but there's no one to pick up the second ball. Sporting have it back and break forward.
    • 37' Cases tries to go under the wall, but his effort is poor. The ball eventually dribbles over the line for a goal kick.
    • 36' Spahic sticks out a foot as he tries to challenge Barral and deservedly picks up a yellow. Good position for Sporting...
    • 35' Great ball over the top for Barral, but his touch lets him down and Varas is quickly off his line to sweep up.
    • 34' Kanoute's not happy though for what is not clear as he commits the foul pretty clearly.
    • 33' It's Castro this time who gets his head to the ball, but Varas is again equal to it and this time he holds.
    • 32' Sevilla have also now gaone about 410 minutes since last conceding in La Liga. Not promising for Sporting.
    • 31' Varas pulls off a decent save against Trejo, who heads a corner down towards the corner, but the keeper parries wide.
    • 30' Sporting have a corner. They have also now gone 400 minutes since scoring a goal in La Liga.
    • 29' Sevilla Sub: Perotti is replaced by Rakitic. Not a bad player to have coming off the bench.
    • 28' Manu spins his man well and Botia picks up the yellow for the block.
    • 27' ...or not. Perotti has limped back on, but Rakitic is warming up.
    • 26' Varas gets a rare touch of the ball and punts in long upfield. The substitution is about to be made...
    • 24' Sporting sportingly kick the ball out if play because Perotti is down on the floor holding his hamstring.
    • 23' Barral volleys well wide. Sporting quickly follow it with a smart cross into the area, but Castro is penalised for a handball.
    • 22' Navas is the first player to see yellow for a foul on Canella.
    • 21' Navarro goes down under the challenge from Trejo. A quick free kick produces a shot from distance, but it's terrible.
    • 20' De las Cuevas whips in a good ball from the left. Barral has no defenders around him, but he can't get any touch on the ball as Varas charges off his line.
    • 19' It probably was a shot, and a poor one at that from Trochowski as he hits straight into the wall.
    • 18' Great feet forom the old man Kanoute as he's taken out by Hernandez. Probably a bit far for the shot...
    • 17' Perotti wins his side a throw and it was he that did very well for the goal - making a decoy run that drew defenders away from Manu.
    • 15' Sevilla 1-0 Sporting - Manu unleashes an unbelievable strike from 30 yards. He picks up the ball, turns inside in the right hand channel, cuts across it slightly and it flies like an arrow into the postage stamp corner of the goal.
    • 15' A terrible chipped pass forward goes straight out of play for Sevilla.
    • 14' Navarro with a good challenge deep in Sporting's half. He puts his head down and attempts to drive into the box to no avail. He will need more guile than that.
    • 13' Navas loses his concentration and the ball with it when in a good position. Trejo drives forward in midfield, but is tackled.
    • 12' A good ball for Perotti, he just can't reach it. Sevilla have the ball back in midfield and are slowly starting to take control.
    • 11' Manu controls well and lays off. He darts forward for the return, but it fails to reach him.
    • 9' Perotti cuts in from the right and plays in a deep cross. Trochowski picks the ball up 30 yards from goal, but his left footed effort is rubbish; high and wide.
    • 8' Trochowski intercepts the ball, but Spahic is offside as he breaks down the left.
    • 7' Trejo plays a little one-two on the edge of Sevilla's area, but is crowded out. Sevilla break down the other end, but the cross just evades Kanoute who fails to keep the ball in.
    • 6' Sporting have pushed up high and are playing confidently at the moment. Mind you Freddie's not the threat in behind that he once used to be.
    • 5' Manu with an excellent diving header that goes narrowly wide from a cross deep out on the right.
    • 4' Sevilla are sponsorless shirts tonight like many of the Primera teams this season. Liverpool FC take note.
    • 2' Barral gets the first shot off of the match as he turns on the edge of the area and shoots into Varas' arms.
    • 1' Sevilla get us under way and are kicking from right to left. Sporting immediately give away the foul and Sevilla hoof it forward.
    • 20:55 Sevilla are heavy favourites with the bookies for this one, coming in at 4/11 on. Sporting are as far out as 15/2. Maybe worth a shout, especially with the little Argentinian magician Trejo in the starting eleven.
    • 20:50 Twelve of the last 15 teams to have fewer than two points after six games in Primera have ended the season relegated, so the omens are not good for Sporting.
    • 20:45 The teams are in - Sevilla: Varas, Cáceres, Spahic, Escudé, Navarro, Medel, Trochowski, Navas, Perotti, Del Moral, Kanoute///Sporting Gijon: Juan Pablo, Canella, Botia, Hernandez, Lora, Eguren, Castro, Cases, De las Cuevas, Trejo, Barral.
    • 20:40 Only in 1997/98 have Sporting had fewer points after six league games than currently (one). They're rock bottom of the table, but would climb a place if they won tonight.
    • 20:35 This is only the sixth time in their history that Sevilla have been unbeaten after six games in the top flight. They currently sit sixth, while a win would see them jump to fourth.
    • 20:30 The Sportinguistas have conceded at least three goals on each of their last three league visits to the Sanchez Pizjuan. While Sevilla have won 13 of their last 14 league games at home to the Asturians.
    • 20:25 Sevilla manager Marcelino Garcia Toral: "We want to win the game. You may think that Sporting are a quite a beatable rival but they will not be. If we want to be a competitive team we should not look at our opponents' location in the table."
    • 20:20 Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo's thigh strain, which forced him out of the Spain squad for their recent Euro 2012 qualifiers, means that Manu del Moral may be asked to lead the line.
    • 20:15 Hello and welcome to Eurosport UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of Sevilla vs Sporting Gijon live from the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
  • Summary

    • 89' Botia on the turn after mass confusion in the area, but he hits a bouncing ball inches wide! Terrible Sevilla defending and that should have been the equaliser. Varas may have got a touch.
    • 70' Yet another chance for Sporting. The ball drops invitingly for Castro in the area and he slashes a shot into Varas' arms from about 12 yards.
    • 66' Sevilla win a freekick high up the pitch. A great ball in from the Croatian and Kanoute gets up high to nod narrowly wide with the keeper scrambling.
    • 64' Sevilla 2-1 Sporting - Trejo drives towards the box brilliantly and plays a cute through ball for De las Cuevas. Instead of shooting he takes the correct option and plays square for Barral who taps in to an empty net.
    • 57' Sevilla 2-0 Sporting - The freekick comes in from Rakitic. Escude gets his head on it and it crashes into the bar, bounces off the turf and Caceres is there to nod in the loose ball.
    • 51' Rakitic fires in the corner and Escude gets a good head on it and Pablo has to palm it around the post to safety.
    • 42' Lora plays a fantastic first time cross low from the right that splits the defence and goalkeeper. Cases meets it and puts over the bar from about five yards!
    • 33' It's Castro this time who gets his head to the ball, but Varas is again equal to it and this time he holds.
    • 31' Varas pulls off a decent save against Trejo, who heads a corner down towards the corner, but the keeper parries wide.
    • 15' Sevilla 1-0 Sporting - Manu unleashes an unbelievable strike from 30 yards. He picks up the ball, turns inside in the right hand channel, cuts across it slightly and it flies like an arrow into the postage stamp corner of the goal.
    • 20:45 The teams are in - Sevilla: Varas, Cáceres, Spahic, Escudé, Navarro, Medel, Trochowski, Navas, Perotti, Del Moral, Kanoute///Sporting Gijon: Juan Pablo, Canella, Botia, Hernandez, Lora, Eguren, Castro, Cases, De las Cuevas, Trejo, Barral.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Sevilla FC

    Manager: Marcelino García Toral

  • Sporting Gijón

    Manager: Manolo Preciado

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