Photo Gallery – Madrid’s best moments of the match against Sporting Gijon
Real Madrid was 4-0 up following 18 minutes in the match against Sporting, with Bale heading in the first and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two, one either side of a Benzema volley. The France forward kept running in a fifth before the break, however, both he and Bale later limped off. Isma Lopez scored his first La Liga goal for Sporting after half-time. Real Madrid was looking for a support on the field in the wake of being given a transfer ban by Fifa on Thursday, for breaking rules with respect to the marking of remote players matured under 18. They got it, as their front three – known as the BBC, in light of the fact that they comprise of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano – were unplayable on occasion amid an overwhelming first-half show. Gareth Bale looked in Toni Kroos’ close post corner for his eleventh goal in eight matches in the midst of ropey stamping, before Ronaldo lashed in a moment. Benzema’s acrobatic volley from Bale’s cross made it three, and he included a fifth from Isco’s scooped go after Ronaldo had opened in from the astounding Dani Carvajal’s low cross.
Yet it was not all direct for Real’s star forward line, as Bale limped off with a calf issue before half-time, and Benzema tottered off in the second half after he was incidentally kicked by colleague James Rodriguez. Ronaldo, as far as it matters for him, was fortunate not to be sent-off ahead of schedule in the second half for an off-the-ball kick at Nacho Cases. New coach Zidane can take fulfillment from a 100% start subsequent to venturing up from reserve club obligations to assume responsibility at the Bernabeu – despite the fact that his team facilitated up after half-time against Sporting. He delighted in a 5-0 triumph over Deportivo La Coruna in his first match, and against a group who held Benitez’s Real to a 0-0 draw on the opening few days of the La Liga season, Real scored four goals in the initial 18 minutes – without example for a La Liga match since January 1956.
Here goes Madrid’s best moments of the match against Sporting Gijon: [In Slides]