Spanish La Liga
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Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo had a first-half penalty appeal turned down

Rafael Benitez's reign as Real Madrid boss got off to a disappointing start as they were held to a goalless draw by promoted Sporting Gijon.

Sporting went closest when Antonio Sanabria's header hit the crossbar and bounced down onto the line.

Real had 27 shots, but only eight on target and they were all straight at keeper Ivan Cuellar bar one Cristiano Ronaldo effort he tipped over.

Ronaldo was denied a penalty when Sergio Alvarez pulled him down.

That incident happened seconds after Sanabria's effort in the first half.

Champions Barcelona won their opener 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao, with 2014 winners Atletico Madrid winning by the same scoreline against Las Palmas.

There have been only three goals in the opening seven matches of La Liga this season.

Line-ups

Sporting Gijón

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 11Lora
  • 2Hernández
  • 5Bernardo
  • 18López Blanco
  • 19CarmonaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forAit Atmaneat 86'minutes
  • 6Álvarez DíazBooked at 74mins
  • 10Cases MoraBooked at 36mins
  • 23Rodríguez MenéndezBooked at 71minsSubstituted forMenéndez Díezat 77'minutes
  • 9Guerrero Substituted forMuñizat 72'minutes
  • 20Sanabria

Substitutes

  • 3Menéndez Díez
  • 7Muñiz
  • 13García Cabrera
  • 16Castro García
  • 22Pérez Rodríguez
  • 24Ait Atmane
  • 28Meré

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23DaniloSubstituted forCarvajalat 84'minutes
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 8Kroos
  • 19Modric
  • 22IscoSubstituted forKovacicat 71'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 20JeséSubstituted forRodríguezat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pepe
  • 6Nacho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 13Casilla
  • 14Casemiro
  • 15Carvajal
  • 16Kovacic
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
27,691

Match Stats

Home TeamSporting GijónAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home6
Away27
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home20
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Sporting de Gijón 0, Real Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sporting de Gijón 0, Real Madrid 0.

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón).

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bernardo (Sporting de Gijón).

Foul by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Rachid replaces Carlos Carmona.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Daniel Carvajal replaces Danilo.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Iván Cuéllar.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt blocked. Álex Menéndez (Sporting de Gijón) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Álvarez.

Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danilo.

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Álex Menéndez replaces Jony.

Offside, Real Madrid. Danilo tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Booking

Sergio Álvarez (Sporting de Gijón) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sergio Álvarez (Sporting de Gijón).

Danilo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juan Muñiz (Sporting de Gijón).

Substitution

Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Juan Muñiz replaces Miguel Ángel Guerrero.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Isco.

Booking

Jony (Sporting de Gijón) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jony (Sporting de Gijón).

Attempt saved. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Bernardo.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bernardo (Sporting de Gijón).

Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

Antonio Sanabria (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

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