Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Real Madrid Vs. Sporting De Gijon Live Stream

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Isco's first goal was a superb solo effort in the 17th to cancel out Duje Cop's opener for Sporting.

Zidane made nine changes to the side that beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League in midweek, with only Sergio Ramos and Nacho retaining their places, but he added that he regularly feels a sense of unfairness towards those not in the starting lineup.

Tottenham fans on Twitter have urged Mauricio Pochettino to go out and sign Real Madrid attacker Isco after his stunning Saturday display.

Mariano Diaz was introduced 20 minutes from time as Zidane looked to complete the turnaround, and a low Marcelo strike was deflected just wide of the post in the 72nd minute as Sporting came under a siege of pressure.

But he seemed far from disgruntled with head coach Zinedine Zidane's team selection, saying he is managing the squad in an extraordinary way.

Isco received Lucas Vazquez's pass inside a crowded penalty area but somehow dribbled past two Sporting defenders before curling the ball into the top corner.

Madrid had most of its regular starters available for the loss to Celta in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, when it couldn't come back after conceding two goals on counterattacks in the second half.

Mikel Vesga put the hosts ahead again with his looping header before Alvaro Morata's powerful header leveled the scores. They'll likely give up their spot to Levante and Girona, as they're first and second in Spain's secondary soccer league.

- Real Madrid are the side in the top five European Leagues with the most headed goals scored this season (25).

We're sure there are a few Real Madrid fans who are feeling the love for Isco right now.

"We've given every last touch in a tough match".

"I have always made it clear that I want to be here for many years", he is quoted as saying by Marca.

Despite all of the players rested, Madrid's side still featured an embarrassment of riches - with Isco and James Rodriguez the two men fighting it out for a future in the Spanish capital. "The Spanish league is very hard, I think it is the best league in the world, but don't tell the English people that".

It was a seventh win from eight in all competitions, while they will hope to stretch their unbeaten run to 11 games when they travel to northern Spain to take on Sporting Gijon, who will end the weekend in the bottom three even if they upset the odds on Saturday afternoon.

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