Real Madrid just got done beating Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. Now, they take on Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Nov. 26. It’s not easy being awesome and this game will prove it. Don’t miss it – click to watch!
Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, is probably still riding the high of the hero’s welcome he got when he played in his native Portugal against Sporting Lisbon on Nov. 22. Hopefully, he will come down in time to join Gareth Bale, 27, and Karim Benzema, 28, for this La Liga showdown with Sporting Gijon. It’s probably going to be over quick (this is Real Madrid we’re talking about) so be ready when the game kicks off at 10:15 AM ET.
Soccer fans will be able to catch this early-morning game via beIN Sports official live stream (after entering in their cable info.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH REAL MADRID VS SPORTING GIJON LIVE STREAM
Despite Real having literally more than three-times the points Sporting has in La Liga, the team is not sleeping on the Rojiblancos. Manager Zinedine Zidane, 45, is expected to return to playing a 4-3-3- formation for this game, according to Bleacher Report. Prior to the match with Sporting Libson and this, Benzema was riding the bench while recovering from an injury. Everyone expects Zinedine to start the BBC, the manager pointed out that it’s not always a given.
“It’s not that they are untouchable, it’s that they are the best players on account of what they’ve done,” he said. “They are great players, like the others, but a little bit more. They’ll get more playing time than the rest of the squad, but the others will also get their share of minutes.”
Zinidine passing out minutes like he was Boost Mobile is not the news Sporting Gijon wants to hear. The team is in the danger zone, just three places from the bottom of La Liga’s table. To add insult to injury (or injury for insult?) the team has been ordered to close part of their stadium during one La Liga game, per ESPN FC.
During their August match against Athletic Bilbao, racist insults were hurled at Inaki Willians, 22, after he became the first black player to score a goal for Athletic. Sporting has to identify the offending part of the stadium (and its fans) and close it down. The team has vowed to appeal the ruling.
Who do you think is going to win this match, HollywoodLifers?