LaLiga:Real Madrid close in on table leaders with 5-1 win

LaLiga:Real Madrid close in on table leaders with 5-1 win

LaLiga:Real Madrid close in on table leaders with 5-1 win

Written by Tharushan Fernando

18 Jan, 2016 | 3:42 pm

Real Madrid managed to thrash Sporting de Gijón 5-1 at the Bernabau.

The home team opened the scoring 6 minutes in to the game when Gareth Bale header from the right side of the six yard box found the back of the net off a cross by Toni Kroos.

2 minutes later Christiano Ronaldo managed to work the ball in to the net after he avoided the defender while turning in to his shot giving Madrid a 2-0 lead.

Karim Benzema then took flight with a brilliant right foot as he volleyed in a cross by Gareth Bale.

The boys from Bernabau continued their onslaught of the visiting side, and Ronaldo added a second as he snuck one past the goal-keeper from the centre of the box

Isco managed to chip the ball over the defender and his through ball found Karim Benzema who chipped it over the keeper right with a footed shot from the centre of the box that found the bottom left corner of the net.

Isma López (Sporting de Gijón) found the back of the net with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner during the second half.

Zinedine Zidane’s had a few worries over the Transfer ban but a comprehensive win will give Real a much-needed boost during the upcoming weeks. Thought victorious, Real did not go unscathed with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema picking up injuries.

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