MX23RW : Wednesday, February 20 14:31:44
Dec 12, 2015 at 7.30pm UK at ​Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 29,127
Sevilla
2-0
Sporting GijonSporting Gijon
Gameiro (75' pen., 80')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Hernandez (74')

Result: Kevin Gameiro brace fires Sevilla past 10-man Sporting Gijon

Sevilla leave it late to beat 10-man Sporting Gijon as Kevin Gameiro nets a brace in the final 15 minute of the match to clinch a 2-0 victory for his side.

Kevin Gameiro notched a second-half brace to fire Sevilla to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sporting Gijon in their La Liga clash this evening.

Alen Halilovic could have handed the visitors the lead when he raced on to a through-ball, but he lost his composure at the vital moment by firing a tame effort straight at Sergio Rico.

The home side were denied the lead in the 35th minute by an impressive save from Ivan Cuellar as he leaped to his right to palm Fernando Llorente's goalbound header away from the net.

In the second half, Ever Banega should have put Unai Emery's men ahead when he surged through the middle of the Gijon defence, but he smashed his strike straight at Cuellar.

Yevhen Konoplyanka carved out an opening for himself by raiding into the box and beating his man, but his low effort drifted inches past the post from a tight angle.

Cuellar made another fine stop to keep the scores level as he dived low to his right to prevent Banega's powerful strike from nestling in the bottom corner.

The home side finally opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 75th minute after Luis Hernandez brought down Llorente in the box, which resulted in a red card for the defender.

Gamiero took the spot kick and buried his effort past Cuellar to hand his side the lead.

The Frenchman doubled his tally to secure the match for Emery's men when he latched on to Konoplyanka's pinpoint cross into the box to head his effort into the net.

Banega came within inches of netting a third goal for the hosts as he collected the ball on the edge of the box, but his strike was denied by the woodwork with Cuellar beaten.

The win lifts Sevilla into seventh place, while Gijon remain in 14th.

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