Ronaldo, Bale & Benzema out for Madrid at Sporting

Real Madrid hit back from a goal down to win 3-2 at Sporting Gijon on Saturday as Isco finished off a heroic brace in the 90th minute to move Los Blancos six points clear at La Liga's summit.

Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad with a 3-2 win on Saturday, but their defending was unconvincing and did little to suggest they'll keep a clean sheet in their Champions League second leg.

Saturday saw second half goals from Joselu and Pedro Mosquera give Deportivo la Coruna a win to lift them well clear of the relegation zone and nearly assure their place in the Primera Liga next season.

On-loan Athletic Bilbao midfielder Mikel Vesga inventively made Sporting's first and put them ahead again with his first LaLiga goal five minutes into the second half.

Just when it looked like the La Liga leaders had run out of time to conjure a victor, Isco drilled a low shot into the bottom left corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Madrid then peppered the Sporting goal, but didn't make the breakthrough until the final minute as Isco's effort from the edge of the area had too much power for Cuellar.

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.

Isco hinted that he could sign a contract extension with Real Madrid after his two-goal heroics against Sporting Gijon.

Real Madrid players celebrate. Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata are Zidane's other attacking options.

Isco Alarcon would walk into the starting XI at virtually every club in the world yet he is not first choice when everyone is fit at Real Madrid. With the team we have, we can do damage to any side - our DNA at Real Madrid is to fight to the end and we have done that.

A deep free-kick was nodded back across the Madrid penalty area by Jean Babin and Vesga sent a looping headed up into the far corner to stun the LaLiga leaders again. Whether Bayern play at home or away they don't change how they play.

"I don't know, the boss decides", Isco said.

With this win Real Madrid strengthened its position in La Liga's table with 75 points. I want to stay here a long time and I can't understand why people are so surprised that I want to play more.

Barcelona will need Messi on this form if they are to produce another miracle Champions League fightback against Juventus on Wednesday from a 3-0 first leg defeat suffered in midweek.

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