Ronaldo and Benzema join Bale in missing Sporting clash

Isco strikes to keep Real Madrid in control of LaLiga

Isco strikes to keep Real Madrid in control of LaLiga

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

Zidane took no risks ahead of the return leg in Madrid and the upcoming Clasico, with Wales forward Gareth Bale rested as a precaution against a calf problem as he rotated the team from the midweek Champions League win at Bayern Munich.

"I'm anxious about it because I don't like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in", Zidane said.

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

Possibly still scarred from their Champions League final defeat to bitter rivals Real Madrid in a shootout last season, Atletico Madrid are on a historic run of fluffing their lines from the spot.

Spain worldwide Isco offered a sublime demonstration of his value to Real Madrid with two excellent goals in the 3-2 win at Sporting.

Barcelona's center-back, Samuel Umtiti, scored a goal in the 42nd minute, and two minutes later Barcelona's Paco Alcacer scored his team's third victory goal.

Fresh off of making history yet again, Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid look to continue their success when they face Sporting de Gijon on April 15. They had two chances and two goals.

Real Madrid have scored 18 goals after the 80th minute in #LaLiga this season; more than any other club.

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

And, despite 10 goals in all competitions this season, he remains a fringe player with coach Zinedine Zidane preferring a midfield three of Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

"We know that it's a very important game and we're going to have to produce a great performance if we're to put any points on the board".

But not for Isco, who gave his coach good reason to play him more in the high-profile matches.

After the match Isco once again told the press that he's happy in Madrid and he wants to stay at the club.

The visit to Gijon may feel like an easy trip and a secondary event with Bayern and Barcelona on the horizon, but Real Madrid will find a fighting Sporting ready to pounce if they show any weaknesses.

Yannick Carrasco and Thomas Partey both saw penalties saved in the dying embers of Saturday's routine 3-0 win over Osasuna.

"It will be very hard, but I believe in the team and I am confident it will not be my last game in Europe".

"It is a relief to be able to take the three points, that is was what we wanted".

Recommended News

  • Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

    Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

    The feature will begin rolling out Thursday for Google Home users in the US , but will expand to the U.K.in the coming months. Consumers should also think about how this information could be used outside of the company, Shear said .
    Samantha Bee Viciously Revises Bill O'Reilly's Exit Statement

    Samantha Bee Viciously Revises Bill O'Reilly's Exit Statement

    There was the prospect of even more, with his audience larger in the first three months of 2017 than it has ever been. O'Reilly said in the statement at the time that he had settled only to spare his children from the controversy.

    Arkansas court allows state to use execution drug

    The Arkansas Supreme Court said in a 4-3 ruling that it would not reconsider its decision to stay Johnson's execution. Johnson and Ledell Lee, the other prisoner who was scheduled to be executed tonight, both say they are innocent.
  • Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'

    Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'

    In her first campaign visit, to a Labour marginal in Bolton, the Prime Minister told an invited audience: "There's a very clear choice at this election".
    Champions League: Monaco and Juventus advance to semi-finals

    Champions League: Monaco and Juventus advance to semi-finals

    Less than five minutes into the second half, Cuadrado had a chance to give Juventus the lead but his low shot went narrowly wide. Ex-Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado had Juve's best chance but fired wide. "That the fans were still singing needs to be remembered".
    Sweet drinks linked to dementia

    Sweet drinks linked to dementia

    Having at least one diet drink a day increased the risk compared to consuming less than one diet drink a week, a study found. They were also examined using MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and cognitive testing to measure their thinking and memory.
  • Oracle to buy digital-ad analytics firm Moat

    Oracle to buy digital-ad analytics firm Moat

    Oracle said it will continue to invest in Moat and to include more functionality and capabilities, brought to market at a quicker pace.
    Hospital: Seattle officer in critical condition

    Hospital: Seattle officer in critical condition

    One of the officers was fighting with a suspect on the ground when a female suspect hit the officer over the head with a bottle. The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. near Madison Street and Western Avenue, several blocks south of the Pike Place Market.
    Premier Wall asks Education Minister Morgan 'to review the library funding issue'

    Premier Wall asks Education Minister Morgan 'to review the library funding issue'

    Replying to a question in the legislature last month, Morgan appeared to suggest there were too many libraries in the province. According to the provincial government, tough decisions had to be made to keep the economy strong.
  • 'The sword stands ready': US VP Mike Pence warns North Korea

    China is regarded as a major influence on North Korea and the U.S. has sought its support in influencing the rogue state. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare here, had fundamentally botched its policy on the divided Korean Peninsula.
    US President Orders Changes to H1-B Visa Program

    US President Orders Changes to H1-B Visa Program

    Trump complained that today's H-1B visa system is a mess, with visas being awarded at random in a lottery . To qualify for the visa, workers usually must have a bachelor's degree or higher.
    Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

    Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

    The spat was spurred by a new Canadian milk policy that US producers say violates NAFTA and comes at a sensitive time for U.S. Canada has regularly said it's willing to renegotiate Nafta and that certain parts of the pact could use an update.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.