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News Article  | Spanish La Liga

Zidane's Gamble Pays Off As Real Win Five-Goal Thriller

Spanish La Liga Report: Sporting Gijon v Real Madrid 15 April 2017

By SL International - Apr 15, 2017 06:05 PM

Spanish La Liga 

Result: Sporting Gijon 2-3 Real Madrid 

Date: 15 April 2017

Venue: El Molinon

Zinedine Zidane's decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema paid off, as Real Madrid claimed a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon.

The La Liga leaders were without the services of Ronaldo and Benzema, who were rested, while Gareth Bales missed out through injury.

Los Blancos had the chance to take the lead in the 12th minute when Danilo picked out Lucas Vazquez, who headed wide of the target.

However, the hosts took the lead two minutes later as Duje Cop collected a flick from Vesga before volleying the ball into the back of the net.

Real hit back three minutes later as Isco curled home a fine effort into top corner to level matters for the visitors.

Zidane's charges found it tough to break down the home side's defence for the rest of the half, as the sides went into the break level.

Sporting restored their lead five minutes into the second half as Vesga headed home from close range, after being teed up by Babin.

Real then leveled matters in the 59th minute as Alvaro Morate rose well to head home Danilo's cross into the bottom corner, 2-2.

Zidane opted for a chance after 71 minutes as Mariano replaced Lucas as they pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages.

Los Blancos pushed for a winner in the closing stages and went close in the 84th minute when Sergio Ramos headed wide of the upright.

However, as they have done so many times this season, Real grabbed the winning goal in the 90th minute as Isco bagged his second goal with another fine finish into the bottom corner.

 


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AbdulSSU Apr 17, 2017 03:32 PM
The league belongs to Losblancos this season
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Mzi4Pool Apr 16, 2017 09:11 AM
@Ruud-Krol(mugabel) I think you are right, He must drop Kroos. Modric is much better
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Mzi4Pool Apr 16, 2017 09:09 AM
Zizou nearly killed me with heart attack,, don't ever do that my coach#Hala Madrid
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finzo p Apr 16, 2017 09:07 AM
Now let's focus on beating Barcelona next then the league is ours...#MADRID
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hlaxduze Apr 16, 2017 08:21 AM
Gud that Madrid won at last but I don't like Zidanes approach. Cristiano can't be rest. Playing him regularly is what makes him get form and intensity to destroy opponents. Anyway a draw will be enough in the el clasico. We don't wanna beat them, we want to deceive them so that they would think they still has got a chance to the la liga tittle.
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musah005 Apr 16, 2017 08:17 AM
this is not a time to gamble zizou,bt good to see isco doing what he does best
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mashava Apr 16, 2017 08:10 AM
Madrid almost lost 3points there...but am glad my boys show quality and stability within Madrid....haaalllaaaaa
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WT_Mashigo Apr 16, 2017 07:54 AM
Zidane uYaphapha Y gamble with the league
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Binda_Bucks1 Apr 16, 2017 07:43 AM
Hmm
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Theembah Apr 16, 2017 07:42 AM
Well done guys,Iscor my man of de match
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#Mr_wow_Peter Apr 16, 2017 07:19 AM
Thanks to insCo for great performance #HalaMadrid
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warren22 Apr 16, 2017 07:13 AM
Well done boys
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Vmmaholo@gmail.cosm Apr 16, 2017 06:43 AM
Real team always
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Apr 16, 2017 06:35 AM
@msipholar wa lekhosi I think Zidane must bench one between Modric and Kroos, they both offer very little in going forward, they are both good in keeping possession and making the team tick but one of them has to make way for a offensive player like Isco.
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Sicelo.Silubane@hotmail.com Apr 16, 2017 06:21 AM
COngraaa. )
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Pearleez(kby) Apr 16, 2017 06:06 AM
Sooooo true @Finam and was holding my breath throughout the whole game! What a gamble! At least it paid off and they got the 3 points :)
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Pearleez(kby) Apr 16, 2017 06:04 AM
Hala Madridstas #NgiHappy
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msipholar wa lekhosi Apr 16, 2017 01:50 AM
modric must improve his game, his performance this season is way below par. He don't assist or score goals, the only thing he is doing better is to pass the ball back to defenders or goal keeper.
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Finam Apr 16, 2017 12:34 AM
Things i realised based on today's game 1. Zidane is a big risk taker 2. Isco's performance put Zidane and the Madrid hierachy in a position to find a spot for the lad! 3. Madrid has the best bench in the world! 4.Nacho has been given fair time in the absence of Pepe and Varane 5.The future looks bright with our young players impressing everytime they get minutes 6. We should have been awarded a penalty,but then it has been an issue of late with spanish refs..they either give unnecessary penalties or don't give clear penalties 7. La liga title will have direction once El classico is played 8. This page still have buttthurt fans
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 16, 2017 12:12 AM
One day he wll cry for his gambling when they are on the race of championship

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