The official website for European football

Sporting put an end to Barcelona sequence

Published: Saturday 12 February 2011, 22.00CET
Real Sporting de Gijón came within ten minutes of inflicting FC Barcelona's second Liga defeat of the campaign but nonetheless prevented the leaders from completing 17 successive league wins.
Sporting put an end to Barcelona sequence
Sporting's David Barral celebrates after scoring against Barcelona ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 12 February 2011, 22.00CET

Sporting put an end to Barcelona sequence

Real Sporting de Gijón came within ten minutes of inflicting FC Barcelona's second Liga defeat of the campaign but nonetheless prevented the leaders from completing 17 successive league wins.

FC Barcelona's run of 16 sucessive Liga victories came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Real Sporting de Gijón.

David Barral gave Sporting, who began the match a point clear of the relegation zone, a 16th-minute lead after surging past Gerard Piqué and Gabriel Milito before shooting beyond Víctor Valdés. David Villa made a prolonged spell of pressure tell for the pacesetters with ten minutes remaining, adroitly lobbing Iván Cuéllar from the corner of the penalty area.

Barcelona previously failed to win in the top flight on 3 October, when they drew 1-1 with RCD Mallorca. Real Madrid CF can cut their rivals' lead to five points by defeating RCD Espanyol on Sunday.

Joaquín doubled his Liga tally for the campaign with both Valencia CF's goals in a 2-1 win at Club Atlético de Madrid. His winner arrived four minutes from time, before Diego Godín (90) was dismissed for eighth-placed Atlético.

Ten-man Real Racing Club, meanwhile, prevailed 3-2 against Sevilla FC in their first match in Marcelino García Toral's second spell in charge. Sevilla, who wasted one of two penalties they were awarded, had recovered from 2-0 down after the dismissal of Christian Fernández (39), before Manuel Arana struck the added-time winner.

Results

Standings

Photo gallery

Last updated: 13/02/11 0.04CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

12/02/2011

RacingRacing3-2SevillaSevilla

Christian Fernández 12, Rakitić 19 (o.g.), Arana 90+2

Fazio 40, Luís Fabiano 83 (p)

Venue: Santander

12/02/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Barral 16

Villa 80

Venue: Gijon

12/02/2011

AtléticoAtlético1-2ValenciaValencia

Reyes 3

Joaquín 41, 86

Venue: Madrid

Standings

Related information

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=esp/news/newsid=1592980.html#sporting+barcelona+sequence

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.