Sporting Gijon beats Rayo Vallecano 3-1

Sporting Gijon continued its battle against relegation in the

Spanish league Sunday with a 3-1 win at Rayo Vallecano.

Sporting striker David Barral was quick to pounce on a poor

clearance by the Rayo defense to score his sixth goal of the season

10 minutes in.

Former Rangers forward Nacho Novo then put the result beyond

doubt with a pair of goals in the 37th and the 67th as Sporting got

its first win in three games.

Miguel ”Michu” Perez scored a consolation goal for Rayo in

added time.