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Matchday 32


SÁB 15.04.2017 | PREVIEWS

Sporting's survival credentials set for ultimate test against table toppers

The Asturians go in search of victory as they seek to inject some much-needed momentum into their bid to stave off relegation, but they'll certainly have their work cut out this matchday, with leaders Real Madrid the visitors to El Molinon.


SÁB 15.04.2017

Team News:

- R. Sporting: Burgui (suspended)

- Real Madrid: Pepe, Raphael Varane, Gareth Bale (all injured); Dani Carvajal (suspended)

Match Facts:

Sporting (18th, 22 pts):

- The Gijon outfit have prevailed just once in their last 15 LaLiga Santander meetings with Madrid (D2 L12). That triumph came back in April 2011, with Los Rojiblancos running out 1-0 winners at the Santiago Bernabeu.

- We have to go right back to October 1994 for the last time that the Asturians registered a home victory over Los Blancos. On that day, Mariano Garcia Remon and Jorge Valdano occupied the respective dugouts and witnessed the hosts secure a 1-0 success.

Real Madrid (1st, 72 pts):

- The Madrilenians are unbeaten in their last eight LaLiga Santander visits to El Molinon (W5 D3). What's more, Los Merengues managed to keep clean sheets in each of those outings.

- Cristiano Ronaldo has struck six times in seven league appearances against this weekend's opponents, however, only once has he netted on Sporting's patch.

Getting to El Molinon

Address: Av. del Molinon, 33203 Gijon (Asturias).

Bus: Lines 1, 4, 10 and 26.

Stadium location here.

Time: 16:15 CET
Stadium: El Molinon
Referee: Fernandez Borbalan, David
TV: Watch the game in your country
Hashtag: #SportingRealMadrid
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