Sporting Lisbon vs Real Madrid Live Coverage

LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 21: Panoramic View of Estadio Jose Alvalade during the Real Madrid Training before the UEFA Champions League match between Sporting CP and Real Madrid at Estadio Jose Alvalade on November 21, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 21: Panoramic View of Estadio Jose Alvalade during the Real Madrid Training before the UEFA Champions League match between Sporting CP and Real Madrid at Estadio Jose Alvalade on November 21, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images) /
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After an important weekend at home, Real Madrid visit Lisbon for the second leg of the Sporting Lisbon vs Real Madrid Champions League match. Come join us for our live match coverage!

That’s Game! After an extremely exciting second half, Real Madrid managed to win 2-1

GOAL! Benzema scores the late match winner with a header that see the bottom left corner. Real Madrid leads 2-1

This is turning out to be an exciting end to what seemed like a one-sided match. Can Real score a late winner again?

GOAL! After an odd situation, the ref calls for a penalty, and Silva converts it perfectly. Sporting 1-1 Real Madrid

71′ Marcelo is subbed out for Coentrao. The final substitution has been made


64′ Red Card for Joao Pereira

58′ Gareth Bale goes down. His ankle had been giving him problems for a while now, but is finally subbed off limping. Asensio came on for him


50′ Sporting are dangerously close to scoring. At this rate, its only a matter of time

46′ Marcelo goes down. It looks to be a muscular issue

HALF TIME

43′ Gareth Bale wins a free kick in a dangerous spot for Sporting. Cristiano takes it and it goes out for a corner. Cristiano heads the corner, but the shot goes wide

39′ Marcelo fouls a Sporting forward and gets the first yellow card of the game. After some confusion, the ref calls it a free kick from less than a foot outside of the box. The free kick was taken beautifully and just misses the near post

38′ Gareth Bale begins another crazy counter, with a through ball from Marcelo. Unfortunately, the welshman is far to fast and doesn’t have anyone to play off of

36′ Real Madrid win a corner

32′ What a close call! Sporting almost score with a beautiful build up. Ramos managed to get a head on the ball to save the day

GOAL!! Modric takes the free kick and Varane takes advantage of an error to put the ball in the net. Real Madrid lead 1-0


28′ Cristiano Ronaldo wins a free kick in the final third


16′ After long build up play, Gareth Bale breaks through into the box and whips the ball in earning a corner

13′ due to Sporting’s high pressing, Real Madrid have switched to a 4-1-4-1 formation

9′ Gareth Bale starts a blazing counter and attempts a pass to Isco, but Sporting manage to intercept the play


2′ Sporting are looking like a team on a mission. They’re definitely trying to play a very attack-based football

KICK OFF

What a great atmosphere today in Lisbon

Less than 10 minutes from kick off!!

#TheDreamTeam

In the last 5 games, Real Madrid have scored no less than 3 goals per match. Here’s hoping they keep it up

Cristiano seemed happy to be back in Lisbon when asked earlier today. He is still one of the most beloved players in Lisbon. He’s still the only player to move through all the ranks of the club in less than a season!

It seems that Real Madrid are gonna use the same Starting XI from the Madrid Derby. Expect a shift from a 4-3-3 formation to a 4-4-1-1 depending on how much Sporting Lisbon press

Fun Fact: This is the first time Real Madrid visit the Jose Alvalade stadium. The last time they visited Lisbon was in September 12, 2000


1:57pm EST: We’re less than an hour away from the second leg against Sporting Lisbon!