Real Madrid continue their incredible 2016-17 season as they visit Sporting Gijon in a massive La Liga game on Saturday, 15th April 2017 set to be played at the El Molinón stadium. Real Madrid are currently 3 points ahead of Barcelona with a game in hand and victory on Saturday will get them a step closer to La Liga title with only 7 more league games to go.
Sporting Gijon 2-3 Real Madrid Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
14′ 1 – 0 Duje Cop scored the first goal for Gijon in just 14th minute of the game.
17′ 1 – 1 Isco equalized minutes later to make it 1-1 on the day.
50′ 2 – 1 Mikel Vesga scored just after the halftime to put Gijon right back in lead.
59′ 2 – 2 Alvaro Morata
90′ 2 – 3 Isco
Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon – Match Highlights
Date: Saturday, 26th November 2016 – Kickoff: 15:15 local / 14:15 uk time
Channel: beINSports (USA, Canada), Sony Six (India)
Match Highlights: The game is set to be played at around 16:00 local/15:00 uk time and if you missed the live action you can always tune in here to get the full match extended highlights videos which are available straight away after the final whistle.
Real Madrid will be in confident mood after thrashing Deportivo by 5 goals in Zidane’s first match incharge of Real Madrid. Gareth Bale is showing signs of why Madrid paid record breaking fee two years ago scoring hattricks in back to back games and he will be the key man again against Sporting Gijon. Real Madrid has only lost once in their last 27 league games and that defeat came in the hands of Barcelona and combine that with Real Madrid’s recent goalscoring form of 30 goals in last 5 home matches will scare everything out of Gijon who has little chance of stopping Real Madrid at Bernabue.
Real Madrid 2-1 Sporting Gijon – 26 November 2016
[ Spanish Primera Liga 2016-17 Match ]
05′ 1 – 0 Cristiano Ronaldo scores from penalty just in 5th minute of the game to put Real Madrid ahead.
18′ 2 – 0 Cristiano Ronaldo found himself at at the scoresheet again in 18th minute and made it 2-0.
35′ 2 – 1 Carlos Carmona brought Sporting Gijon back in the game.
78′ 2 – 1 (Penalty miss) Duje Cop missed golden oppertunity to put Gijon back on level terms.
Team News & Lineups: As far as the team news is concerned there are no injury worries but Zidane might rotate the starting lineup with James Rodrigues coming in for Isco while Denilo playing at rightback in place of Dani Carvajal.
Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale should keep their placing in attacking roles while Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are set to continue in the central midfield.
Sporting Gijon will be missing couple of key players in Sergio Alvarez and Bernardo Espinosa. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday.
Tune in here on Sunday to get the live action with alternative stream placed on this page as well as full match highlights and goals video after the match.
Zidane’s Real Madrid started the game on fire scoring four goals inside first 18 minutes leaving Sporting Gijon shellshocked and the atmosphere at Santiago Bernabue was a sight to behold. Gareth Bale scored the opening goal while Ronaldo added second minutes later followed by 2 more goals from Benzema and Ronaldo’s second. Real Madrid failed to add to 5 goals they scored in first half as game ended 5-1.