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Sensational Isco spares Real Madrid's blushes against Sporting

Sensational Isco spares Real Madrid's blushes against Sporting

Isco kept Real Madrid's LaLiga title charge on track with a virtuoso performance to rescue a 3-2 win at struggling Sporting Gijon.

"If I have been unfair to Isco I have been unfair to all who do not play".

At the time, Isco, who was one of the big signings for Real Madrid from Malaga, and among the Spanish media, had managed to overshadow the likes of Gareth Bale and Asier Illarramendi who had also arrived the same summer.

As if the Real Madrid midfielder's early equaliser against Sporting Gijon wasn't good enough, Isco went on to seal the victory with a dramatic injury time victor.

A sliding Jorge Mere scrambled James Rodriguez's low cross away from the Sporting goal line in the 37th minute after Mateo Kovacic pulled the hosts apart on the break.

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.

8 - Isco Alarcon has had a hand in eight goals in his last eight starts in La Liga (six goals and two assists).

Always linked using a move from the Santiago Bernabeu, Isco was recalled to the starting XI following the midweek Champions League triumph at Bayern Munich and netted a superlative solo stunner in the very first half.

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"He has the character to do what he did today", said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

However, the manager has continuously rotated his team around the entire season and on Saturday, he rested as many as 10 starters while managing to field a lineup strong enough to win the match.

Barcelona's star, Lionel Messi, scored the first goal at 17 minutes and added a second goal at the 35-minutes mark of the game.

"It's a great honor to reach 100 goals in Europe", Ronaldo said after he was presented with a commemorative shirt by Real president Florentino Perez, 70, according to Daily Mail.

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

Adams took over last week promising to give Granada's under-performing players a "kick up the arse", and then appeared to use a high tempo interpretative dance training routine to bypass the language barrier between him and most of the squad. Even with his late penalty saved by Osasuna goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, his 14 goals this season across all competitions is more than any other Spain-based midfielder.

"I know that I am at the best team in the world and I try to do my job with a lot of personality".

We at The Hard Tackle take a closer look at some of the significant talking points to emerge from the result.


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