Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

Kristopher Drake
April 19, 2017

Real Madrid achieved the victory yesterday against Sporting Gijón with another comeback in the last minutes.

Matchday 32 in the Liga Santander saw Real Madrid maintain their three point advantage over FC Barcelona at the top of the Liga Santander a week ahead of "El Classico" between the two sides in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium which could all but decide the destiny of the title.

Lewandowski joined Bayern from Dortmund in 2014, a few months after Real Madrid knocked the Bavarians out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage.

Messi added an assist as Barcelona saw off a risky Real Sociedad side 3-2 at Camp Nou, with the defending champions struggling to end a run of defeats at Malaga in the league and Juventus in the Champions League. "Today it was us, another time it will be them, but a lot of respect for a great coach and a better person David Sancchez", he said. When we want everyone, they're there. But not for the first time this season they needed a late show after Duje Cop and Mikel Vesga put Sporting in front early in both halves.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said "there is no such thing as luck in football". The Spain midfielder avoided three defenders before lashing a left-footed strike just inside the top corner of the goal frame. He gave a brilliant assist to Morata in the second goal for Los Blancos and he nearly scored in the 61st minute from a header.

After the match, Isco tried to quash rumors he's unhappy at the club.

"She asked me if I scored if I could make this gesture and that it signified I love you", Isco said.

Zidane - who left Cristiano Ronaldo at home with the Champions League on his mind - took them in his stride, praising Isco's performance but pointing out he has so many top players that he can not pick them all each week.

Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Robert Lewandowski are all doubtful - although the Poland worldwide seems likely to feature at this stage - but Lahm remains optimistic over Bayern's chances of turning around their 2-1 defeat from the first leg.

Osasuna's Salvatore Sirigu saved two late penalties by Carrasco and Thomas Partey.

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