Preview | 15 APR 2017

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.

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
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Hashtag: #SportingRealMadrid
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Speaking about: LaLiga, LaLiga Santander, Real Madrid CF, Real Sporting, jornada 32, El Molinón, Temporada 2016/17