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Sporting Gijon 2-3 Real Madrid

Isco has had a hand in nine goals in his last eight starts in La Liga - seven goals and two assists

Isco scored a last-minute winner as a weakened Real Madrid came from behind twice to beat Sporting Gijon and remain in control of the La Liga title race.

Real - who play Bayern Munich on Tuesday - rested Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

Duje Cop gave Sporting the lead from Mikel Vesga's flicked ball over the top but Isco levelled after good footwork.

Vesga then scored a looping header before Alvaro Morata levelled with his head and Isco got the 20-yard winner.

Madrid remain three points above Barcelona, who beat Real Sociedad by the same scoreline, although Zinedine Zidane's side have a game in hand.

Their next La Liga match is El Clasico next Sunday.

Zidane's team have now won 10 points this season from losing positions in the league, more than any other team.

Real's stars should be fresh for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg match against Bayern at the Bernabeu.

Zidane made nine changes from the side that won the first leg 2-1, with keeper Keylor Navas, Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale - who is an injury doubt - not even named on the bench for the Sporting game.

And Isco - who has made only one Champions League start all season - may have played himself into contention with an excellent game.

His opener came after beating several defenders and his 90th-minute winner came from outside the box after he was picked out by substitute Marcelo.

Sporting remain five points adrift of safety.


Sporting Gijón

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 16Castellano CastroBooked at 61mins
  • 3Babin
  • 5Amorebieta
  • 4Meré
  • 18López BlancoBooked at 79mins
  • 6ÁlvarezBooked at 34minsSubstituted forAfifat 90+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22Vesga
  • 23Gómez BardonadoSubstituted forCases Moraat 69'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 19Carmona
  • 24CopSubstituted forArnaud Ndiat 79'minutes


  • 9Castro
  • 10Cases Mora
  • 13Mariño
  • 15Canella
  • 17Afif
  • 20Arnaud Ndi
  • 21Torres

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Casilla
  • 23Danilo
  • 6Nacho
  • 4Ramos
  • 15da Silva CoentrãoSubstituted forMarceloat 57'minutes
  • 22Isco
  • 16KovacicSubstituted forCasemiroat 89'minutes
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 17VázquezSubstituted forMarianoat 71'minutes
  • 21MorataBooked at 89mins
  • 20Asensio


  • 8Kroos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14Casemiro
  • 18Mariano
  • 19Modric
  • 25Yáñez
  • 27Tejero
David José Fernández Borbalán

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sporting de Gijón 2, Real Madrid 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sporting de Gijón 2, Real Madrid 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Lillo.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Lillo.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Lillo.

  6. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Akram Afif (Sporting de Gijón).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Akram Afif replaces Sergio Álvarez.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Sporting de Gijón 2, Real Madrid 3. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Mateo Kovacic.

  14. Booking

    Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jean-Sylvain Babin.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Ramos with a headed pass.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 15th April 2017

As It Stood

1Real Madrid31236282334975
3Atl Madrid32198559243565
6Ath Bilbao32165114537853
7Real Sociedad32164124845352
10Celta Vigo30125134551-641
13Las Palmas32108145157-638
15Dep La Coruña32710153550-1531
16Real Betis3187163351-1831
18Sporting Gijón3257203464-3022
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