Sporting Gijon trumped in ‘the match of fear’ as they beat Leganes 2-0 to move within two points of the 17th-placed Madrid minnows.
Leganes had the best of the early chances, however, as ex-Sporting striker Miguel Guerrero glanced a header a whisker wide and Porto loanee Alberto Bueno failed to nod home from a yard out.
Sporting subsequently capitalised through captain Roberto Canella, whose shot squirmed through goalkeeper Iago Herrerin, before a first win under Rubi was confirmed by Burgui’s fine finish.
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Marino sent off 70 (SG)