Spanish La Liga
Sporting GijónSporting Gijón2Atl MadridAtlético Madrid1
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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Rachid replaces Antonio Sanabria.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sporting de Gijón. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Dangerous play by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

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