Barcelona did just enough to defeat Sporting Gijon yesterday.

Barcelona climbed to the top of the Primera Division standings after scraping past bottom club Sporting Gijon 1-0 to pick up their first away league win of the season.

Pep Guardiola's side had drawn 2-2 at both Real Sociedad and Valencia in their previous two away matches in La Liga but they returned from Asturias with all three points thanks to Adriano's solitary early strike.

Barca are now level on 14 points with surprise package Levante at the summit, while Sporting continue to struggle at the foot of the standings after suffering their fifth defeat in six games.