SPORTING 1- 4 ATLÉTICO
Sporting: Cuéllar; Lillo, Meré, Amorebieta, Canella; Sergio Álvarez, Vesga; Douglas, Moi Gómez (Cop, 84'), Burgui (Víctor, 84’); and Traoré (Castro, 76’).
Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Vrsaljko, Savic, Lucas, Filipe Luis; Correa (Saúl, 62’), Gabi, Koke, Carrasco (Thomas, 68’); Griezmann and Fernando Torres (Gameiro, 62’).
Referee: González González (Castilla-León Committee). Booked the home player and Vesga (57’); and the visiting Thomas (72’).
0-1. 46’. Carrasco scores after a cross from Gabi also headed by Torres.
1-1. 49’. Sergio Álvarez scores from the area sfter finishing a pass from Burgui.
1-2. 80’. Gameiro receives from Griezmann, dribbles Cuéllar and scores.
1-3. 82’. Gameiro crosses after Thomas wins the ball back.
1-4. 85’. Gameiro receives a through ball, faces Cuéllar and beats him with a low shot.
Important win for Atlético de Madrid at El Molinón. Three golden points in the fight for the Champions that came in the final stretch of the match thanks to three goals by Gameiro. It has also been Simeone's first victory at El Molinón; Atlético won their fifth away match this season and finished with the jinx of the stadium from Asturias this century, as we had only won a match in the 2008/09 season.
After a matched first half, the second one began vibrantly and very intensely. In the opening play, Gabi crossed to Towers who headed to Carrasco and he scored after a shot cleared by Cuéllar which the Belgian finished on the goal line. Only three minutes later, Sporting tied the match. Nevertheless, the changes in the second half gave the team consistency and a devastating scoring power. Saúl and Thomas were vital and Gameiro was not less, as he scored his first hat trick as an Atlético.