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Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo had a first-half penalty appeal turned down

Rafael Benitez's reign as Real Madrid boss got off to a disappointing start as they were held to a goalless draw by promoted Sporting Gijon.

Sporting went closest when Antonio Sanabria's header hit the crossbar and bounced down onto the line.

Real had 27 shots, but only eight on target and they were all straight at keeper Ivan Cuellar bar one Cristiano Ronaldo effort he tipped over.

Ronaldo was denied a penalty when Sergio Alvarez pulled him down.

That incident happened seconds after Sanabria's effort in the first half.

Champions Barcelona won their opener 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao, with 2014 winners Atletico Madrid winning by the same scoreline against Las Palmas.

There have been only three goals in the opening seven matches of La Liga this season.

Line-ups

Sporting Gijón

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 11Lora
  • 2Hernández
  • 5Bernardo
  • 18López Blanco
  • 19CarmonaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forAit Atmaneat 86'minutes
  • 6Álvarez DíazBooked at 74mins
  • 10Cases MoraBooked at 36mins
  • 23Rodríguez MenéndezBooked at 71minsSubstituted forMenéndez Díezat 77'minutes
  • 9Guerrero Substituted forMuñizat 72'minutes
  • 20Sanabria

Substitutes

  • 3Menéndez Díez
  • 7Muñiz
  • 13García Cabrera
  • 16Castro García
  • 22Pérez Rodríguez
  • 24Ait Atmane
  • 28Meré

Real Madrid

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Navas
  • 23DaniloSubstituted forCarvajalat 84'minutes
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 8Kroos
  • 19Modric
  • 22IscoSubstituted forKovacicat 71'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 20Rodríguez RuizSubstituted forRodríguezat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pepe
  • 6Nacho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 13Casilla
  • 14Casemiro
  • 15Carvajal
  • 16Kovacic
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
27,691

Match Stats

Home TeamSporting GijónAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home6
Away27
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home20
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sporting de Gijón 0, Real Madrid 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sporting de Gijón 0, Real Madrid 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón).

  7. Post update

    Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bernardo (Sporting de Gijón).

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Rodríguez (Real Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Nacho Cases (Sporting de Gijón) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sporting de Gijón. Rachid replaces Carlos Carmona.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Daniel Carvajal replaces Danilo.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Iván Cuéllar.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Álex Menéndez (Sporting de Gijón) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Álvarez.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danilo.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high following a fast break.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd August 2015

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