Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Kick-off: 3:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM EST
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Real Madrid News
Real Madrid have been left rocked with the news that they will be suspended in the transfer market by FIFA due to irregularities in their transfer dealings.
The announcement would most certainly have been very unsettling for Madrid but manager Zinedine Zidane will have to focus on matters on the pitch and the Frenchman will surely be keen on his side consolidating on their brilliant 5-0 victory over Deportivo la Courna last time out as a struggling Sporting Gijon side pays a visit this weekend.
Injury Doubts: Sergio Ramos, Mateo Kovacic (Suspended)
Real Madrid Probable Lineup: Navas; Marcelo, Pepe, Varane, Carvajal; Modric, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema
Sporting Gijon News
While Sporting Gijon did make a promising start to the season, their recent form of four consecutive defeats has dragged them into the relegation zone and things are starting to look ominous for Abelardo’s men at the moment.
Things will not get any easier for Gijon this weekend as they now prepare for a clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and it would not be an exaggeration to state that the minnows will require a minor miracle in order to claim anything from the clash this weekend.
Injury Doubts: Sergio Alvarez Diaz, Roberto Canella, Juan Muniz , Bernardo
Sporting Gijon Probable Lineup: Pichu Cuéllar; Espinosa, Luis Hernández, Lora, Álex Menéndez; Omar Mascarell, Halilović, Nacho Cases, Isma López, Jony, Sanabria
Sporting Gijon did hold Real Madrid to a 0-0 draw during the corresponding fixture earlier on in the season but a repeat looks very unlikely at the moment.
While Madrid have been subject to unwanted headlines during the past 24 hours, they remain a team in form and are expected to claim a comprehensive victory over a struggling Gijon outfit.
Real Madrid 4 – 0 Sporting Gijon