Register Login Scores

Spanish La Liga

Atletico Let Lead Slip At Sporting Gijon

La Liga
 
Result: Sporting Gijon 2-1 Atletico Madrid 
 
Date: 19 March 2016
 
Venue: Estadio Municipal El Molinón
 
Atletico Madrid's La Liga title hopes were dealt a blow on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at Sporting Gijon despite leading for most of the game.
 
The visitors put the pressure on Gijon straight from the get-go as they threatened to score in the second minute. Correa sent a low cross into the area and Antoine Griezmann was in position to take advantage but he lost his footing at the vital moment.
 
However, it was Sporting who increased the tempo and came close to scoring in the 22nd minute. Correa was dispossessed, allowing Lopez to swing in a cross which Kranevitter sliced just over his own goal.
 
The opener arrived in the 29th minute at the other end of the pitch. The Rojiblancos were awarded a dubious free kick, giving Griezmann a chance to curl the ball into the top corner of the goal from 20 yards for a 1-0 lead.
 
Atletico had a good chance just after the break when Vietto did great work on the wing, beating a few defenders before crossing towards Correa, but Lopez cut it out just in time.
 
Sporting were back on level terms in the 79th minute. A free kick saw Arnaldo Sanabria hammer the ball through the wall via a deflection to find the back of the net.
 
The hosts should have netted their winner in the 87th minute, but Carlos Castro somehow hit the bar from close range.
 
However, Castro's blushes were spared two minutes later when a cross from Lopez picked him out and he calmly stroked the ball home to complete a brilliant comeback win.
 

Welbeck, Iwobi Hand Gunners Victory

Atletico Beat Wits In Youth Cup Final

Aubameyang Reveals His Football Idols

81 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

68 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

41 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

29 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

163 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

8 Soldiers Left Behind As Chiefs Prepare For War

114 Jun 17, 2021 04:38 PM in Soccer 6

Ramos Names Two Clubs He Won't Join After Real Exit

13 Jun 18, 2021 09:26 AM in LaLiga

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

68 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Comment On Komphela To Bucs Reports

38 Jun 18, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Secret Agent Comments On Chiefs Overhaul

33 Jun 17, 2021 02:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

1 Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza