Saturday March 10, 2012 Day 27 Finished Estadio El Molinón

Sporting Gijón 1 - 0 Sevilla FC

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    Sporting shade sloppy Sevilla

    Andre Castro’s superb goal gave Sporting Gijon a vital Liga win at home to Sevilla. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sporting Gijón
    • Sevilla FC
    • 90+6 That's the final whisle! Sporting hang on for a vital win! But it's still kicking off, terrible sportsmanship from Sevilla who want a brawl! Sporting's players escape and the officials calm it down.
    • 90+6 Yellow cards are being flashed as it all kicks off in the Sporting box!
    • 90+5 Mendy gets in down the left, he leaves Coke for dead AND DRILLS IT ACROSS GOAL TO BEAT PALOP BUT JUST WIDE OF THE FAR POST! Cases was inches away from a tap-in too!
    • 90+4 Fazio, who is 6'4" or so, is now playing as a centre-forward. But hang on, Sporting break again...
    • 90+3 Mostly long balls now as Sevilla get a bit Anglo-Saxon in their chase for a leveller.
    • 90+2 Bilic is booked. Sporting hanging on now.
    • 90+1 Remember - this match started a few minutes late so we will continue to almost 8pm.
    • 90' Five minutes added on to the end of this!
    • 89' Bad tackle on Navas, whose ankle hurts. Corner is all that is given.
    • 88' Galvez booked for a cynical tackle to break up the counter attack.
    • 87' WHAT A SAVE BY PALOP! Bilic with a finish from close range after a sweeping counter attack left Sevilla for dead! Superb run from Mendy down the left.
    • 86' Sevilla piling it on now as a succession of crosses cause problems from both sides before Galvez hacks it to the moon and back.
    • 85' Coke gets forward again but he miscontrols after Trochowski's shot was blocked.
    • 84' Navarro gets forward now but he crosses into Pablo's arms.
    • 83' COKE BICYCLE KICKS OVER! The corner was not effectively cleared and Coke had a half-chance there after Fazio caused problems.
    • 82' Perotti wins a corner with a nice shimmy on the left.
    • 81' Galvez has a little nip at the heels of Manu, who shrugs it off and carries on running down the left.
    • 80' SPORTING SUB: Cases is on for Castro, the goal hero who gets an ovation for his classy finish.
    • 79' Wasteful effort from Manu as he smashes one high and wide from wide when he should have crossed for Diawara.
    • 77' Trochowski has added something to the Sevilla attack, pouncing on an error from Mendy and firing a low drive just wide.
    • 76' Trochowski's first job is to swing in a free-kick that Juan Pablo catches, Fazio hitting him in the process with both men down.
    • 75' SPORTING SUB: Colunga is replaced by Bilic, so a striker for a winger. That's better.
    • 74' SEVILLA SUB: Rakitic is off for Trochowski, the Germany winger.
    • 73' Definite kick from Manu into Gregory's calf as the Frenchman shepherded the ball back to the keeper! The ref missed it though.
    • 72' Manu appears to lash out at Gregory Arnolin, who makes a meal of it but he did flick out!
    • 71' Escude is finally booked for a foul on Castro after the Sporting man tricked him.
    • 70' SEVILLA SUB: Reyes off for Diawara, a more direct attacking option.
    • 69' The ref has a word with Clemente for questioning his decisions. Clemente agrees to calm his staff down too.
    • 68' Manu with a looping header that lands on the roof of the net!
    • 67' Navas with some classic trickery as he weaves in and out of Canella and Botia but sends the low drive too close to Juan Pablo!
    • 66' Coke finds Navas in space but his shot is deflected over for a corner.
    • 64' SPORTING SUB: Barral, the striker, is taken off for Lora, the right-back. Boooo!
    • 63' Navas is up to his feet, thankfully. It was a full-blooded challenge but he was going for the ball.
    • 62' Pablo punches the corner clear and here come Sporting but a 50-50 sees Galvez catch Navas on the ankle and that could be a nasty one!
    • 61' Yellow card for Colunga after he takes out Navas.
    • 60' The flag is up as Perotti gets around Orfila but the flag goes up for an offside somewhere.
    • 59' Sevilla swarm forward but are let down by Navas's final ball.
    • 58' SEVILLA SUB: Campana on for Cala. Brave one, Fazio will slip into defence.
    • 56' Galvez is down holding his side. He'll live.
    • 55' Gregory, AKA Arnolin, is up for this as he booms a fierce clearance upfield.
    • 54' Big miss from Rakitic! The corner is weakly parried by Juan Pablo, who obstructs his own player Gregory and Rakitic can finish but from 12 yards he blasts wide!!
    • 53' Navas gets his shot wrong but has a throw; then he wins a corner. Perotti has to remove the paper before taking.
    • 52' Sporting have a half-chance as Colunga is free on the left, but he gets his cross horribly wrong, straight to Palop with Barral arriving!
    • 51' A couple of players go down off the ball but they get up with play waved on. Mendy on it but he can't get the cross in.
    • 50' Mendy strays offside, careless from him.
    • 49' Slow start to this second half as neither side try anything too risky early on.
    • 47' Good cross by Colunga but an equally good clearance from Coke.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - Looking at the half-time replay there was a clear foul on Reyes in the box during the final moments of the half, as Sporting tried to clear their lines while Navas crossed in!
    • 45+1 Half-time and Sporting lead 1-0.
    • 45+1 The corner isn't properly cleared and a second Navas ball is met by Cala who heads over!
    • 45' Reyes blasts over! A touch from the keeper though as it's a corner, Reyes free on the edge of the box.
    • 44' What a terrible effort from Navas after a poor clearance by Juan Pablo was latched on to by Rakitic, who picked out the Spaniard with a good low pass.
    • 42' Just wide from Navas! Juan Pablo had it covered but a superb low drive from Navas after he and Reyes switch flanks again.
    • 41' Howls from the Sporting fans after Perotti fairly tackled Mendy; now Orfila fouls Perotti.
    • 40' Free-kick to Sevilla some way out, Rakitic and Reyes over it, the latter shooting but into the wall. The defenders who ambled upfield now have to amble back.
    • 39' Colunga has a dig from range but that's so far wide it almost goes for a throw.
    • 38' Trejo on the move, wide to Mendy racing in, he plays it back to Trejo but he barely has time for the quick shot before a block comes in from Cala.
    • 37' Coke is rolling around in agony after getting caught by Botia. That was a touch late from the ex-Barca man.
    • 36' Nothing comes of that Colunga free-kick and Sevilla have the ball after a foul by Gregory on Manu near halfway.
    • 35' Navarro is finally booked for blocking off Mendy, the ref seeing this one as a foul this time. Free-kick on the Sporting right.
    • 34' That was some goal - Castro bent the half-volley inside the far post in between Escude's challenge and the stunned Palop, who was guarding the near post.
    • 33' OH WHAT A GOAL! Superb half-volley over the shoulder from a tight angle on the left from Andre Castro! Superb finish with his left after he took down a high ball with a lovely touch on his right!
    • 32' Reyes with a superb cross from the left and Manu gets ahead of Gregory but his shot flies over! Great chance, Galvez caught out of position.
    • 31' Castro with a vital intervention as a cross from Reyes almost landed to Perotti's feet.
    • 30' Galvez trips Reyes, who wails for a foul. Give over, that was nothing.
    • 29' Fazio with a booming defensive header, which Sporting let run all the way back to Pablo and he has to rush out to hack away from Manu! Dangerous game they're playing.
    • 28' Reyes swings in a free-kick but cleared by Sporting.
    • 27' Coke flies into Colunga and he has to watch it - he's already been booked!
    • 27' Mendy with a dodgy back-pass, well only dodgy because Gregory lets it run through with Many lurking but Pablo clears.
    • 26' PEROTTI HITS THE POST! Superb guided header after a superb cross by Navas on the right wing! Decoy run from Manu allowed the winger to ghost in unmarked!
    • 25' Colunga with the corner but the ref has a word with Gregory and Moral for some wrestling. Cleared by Sevilla.
    • 24' Mendy gets one-on-one with Navarro, super shimmy around him and he blasts it on goal but deflected off Fazio and wide! That was going in!
    • 23' Cala heads the corner away, now Colunga on it but his cross is watched out by Coke.
    • 22' The fre-kick is curled over by Colunga but Palop tips behind for a corner!
    • 22' This time they do get a free-kick as Reyes trips Trejo on the edge of the D - they want a booking but they'll have to make do with a free-kick.
    • 21' Navarro eases Mendy off the ball, I thought that was a foul and so do the home fans who are howling blue murder and chucking more toileteries on pitch!
    • 21' Fans are lobbing stuff on the pitch, mostly bog-roll and empty plastic cups. Now Colunga shows good strength to get across Coke and shoot but well wide with Palop covering.
    • 20' Colunga turns, he goes down but it breaks for Castro but he drills a low shot straight at Palop!
    • 19' Gold defending from Orfila to deny Perotti the header as a superb Reyes cross comes in.
    • 18' Well, the ref doesn't even book Escude; all very well playing the advantage but that pull-back denied Barral a finish, should have been a red.
    • 17' Cala makes a terrible mistake, giving it away to Barral, he runs in and is pulled back by Escude but play on says the ref and the finish is batted out well by Palop! Barral is furious, he wanted the free-kick - the ref says he played advantage, but book Escude at minimum!
    • 16' Coolly played back to Juan Pablo by Botia as Sporting start reasonably well given their lowly position.
    • 15' Botia goes down as players from both sides try to exchange shirts at that free-kick. Nothing given.
    • 14' A yellow card for Coke who leaves Colunga in a heap on the turf. Nasty tackle after he played it through his legs.
    • 12' Sporting counter now, Trejo in down the left, he finds Canella on the overlap, superb cross from him that a flying Palop can only parry but the whistle goes for a shove on Cala by Barral.
    • 11' Superb run and cross by Perotti as he takes Galvez on, leaving him for dead before playing the centre. Almost finds Manu but nodded away for a throw.
    • 10' Galvez fouls Reyes but Sevilla take it short and end up back to keeper.
    • 9' Mazy run from Mendy down the right but Navarro holds him up, Perotti bringing it clear and winning a free-kick too.
    • 8' Good defending from Canella to bring it clear under pressure from Reyes.
    • 6' Reyes with a touch but out of play on the right as he fails to control it.
    • 5' Manu goes down like a sack of spuds under barely any contact from Arnolin.
    • 4' Ealy booking for Trejo for leaving Cala in a heap on the deck. Free-kick on the Sevilla right.
    • 3' Manu with an early touch. He starts even though he's not in great goal-scoring form, Diawara having netted for Sevilla last week but still on the bench.
    • 2' Castro with an early shot from range but high and wide.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 18:58 If they don’t win this game, Gijon will have embarked on their longest run of games without a win this season (eight successive games); The last time Sevilla had conceded 28 goals from their opening 25 games was in 2009/10, a season they finished fourth and qualified for the Champions League.
    • 18:58 There has only been one draw in the last 24 league meetings between these sides (16 wins for Sevilla and seven for Sporting); The Asturians still haven’t picked up a victory with Javier Clemente in charge (2D, 1L), and have scored one goal in each of their three encounters so far.
    • 18:55 Michel: "We have to go for the victory, as usual. No teams go to Molinon thinking they will have an easy game, they are always synonymous with strength, pressure and force."
    • 18:55 Javier Clemente: "The fans will help, but we have to fire them up with our play and attitude ... the fans and the team have to be a perfect pairing against Sevilla."
    • 18:50 Sevilla are without Malian striker Frederic Kanoute due to a muscle problem in his left leg, so he joins Alvaro Negreo on the missing list. However, midfielder Diego Perotti does return to the squad and he starts.
    • 18:50 Miguel de las Cuevas misses out for Sporting due to injury, but Adrian Colunga passes a fitness test.
    • 18:45 Live coverage of Sevilla and Sporting's Liga clash in Gijon, from 7pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+5 Mendy gets in down the left, he leaves Coke for dead AND DRILLS IT ACROSS GOAL TO BEAT PALOP BUT JUST WIDE OF THE FAR POST! Cases was inches away from a tap-in too!
    • 87' WHAT A SAVE BY PALOP! Bilic with a finish from close range after a sweeping counter attack left Sevilla for dead! Superb run from Mendy down the left.
    • 83' COKE BICYCLE KICKS OVER! The corner was not effectively cleared and Coke had a half-chance there after Fazio caused problems.
    • 77' Trochowski has added something to the Sevilla attack, pouncing on an error from Mendy and firing a low drive just wide.
    • 72' Manu appears to lash out at Gregory Arnolin, who makes a meal of it but he did flick out!
    • 68' Manu with a looping header that lands on the roof of the net!
    • 67' Navas with some classic trickery as he weaves in and out of Canella and Botia but sends the low drive too close to Juan Pablo!
    • 54' Big miss from Rakitic! The corner is weakly parried by Juan Pablo, who obstructs his own player Gregory and Rakitic can finish but from 12 yards he blasts wide!!
    • - Looking at the half-time replay there was a clear foul on Reyes in the box during the final moments of the half, as Sporting tried to clear their lines while Navas crossed in!
    • 45+1 The corner isn't properly cleared and a second Navas ball is met by Cala who heads over!
    • 45' Reyes blasts over! A touch from the keeper though as it's a corner, Reyes free on the edge of the box.
    • 42' Just wide from Navas! Juan Pablo had it covered but a superb low drive from Navas after he and Reyes switch flanks again.
    • 33' OH WHAT A GOAL! Superb half-volley over the shoulder from a tight angle on the left from Andre Castro! Superb finish with his left after he took down a high ball with a lovely touch on his right!
    • 32' Reyes with a superb cross from the left and Manu gets ahead of Gregory but his shot flies over! Great chance, Galvez caught out of position.
    • 26' PEROTTI HITS THE POST! Superb guided header after a superb cross by Navas on the right wing! Decoy run from Manu allowed the winger to ghost in unmarked!
    • 24' Mendy gets one-on-one with Navarro, super shimmy around him and he blasts it on goal but deflected off Fazio and wide! That was going in!
    • 22' The fre-kick is curled over by Colunga but Palop tips behind for a corner!
    • 17' Cala makes a terrible mistake, giving it away to Barral, he runs in and is pulled back by Escude but play on says the ref and the finish is batted out well by Palop! Barral is furious, he wanted the free-kick - the ref says he played advantage, but book Escude at minimum!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Sporting Gijón

    Manager: Javier Clemente

  • Sevilla FC

    Manager: Míchel

  • Line-up

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      Yellow Card Substitution Out75′ 8 -
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