Real Madrid continue firm at the top after winning Sportign Gijon (3-1)

 AUTHOR: Denise Freitas, 2012-04-14 22:09

Real Madrid continue firmly at the top of La Liga table, after beating Sporting Gijon by 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, on Saturday evening.

Despite the hosts comfortable victory, Gijon were the first to reach the goal score, thanks to a De Las Cuevas penalty goal at the half-hour mark. However, the visitors advantage did not last long, as just seven minutes later Higuain scored the equalizer for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit, as the tie result lasted until halftime.

Nevertheless, it was not until 74 minutes into the second-half that Jose Mourinho’s men imposed themselves over their Saturday evening rivals, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort as he put the home side on the lead, once again, while Benzema increased the merengues' advantage at 82’, as 3-1 was the final result in Madrid.

With this victory, Los Blancos continue firmly at the top of the Spanish league table, and will now prepare to visit Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals, on Tuesday evening.

The Match
Spain Liga BBVA 2011/2012
2012/04/14, 20:00
Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
Sporting Gijón
Real Sporting de Gijón, SAD
Cristiano Ronaldo 74'
Karim Benzema 82'
Gonzalo Higuaín 37'
Miguel de las Cuevas 30' (pen.)

Full table (Day 34):

D3416/04Getafe 5-1 Sevilla 35' Miguel Torres, 49' Mehdi Lacen, 63' 71' Miku Fedor, 68' Pedro Ríos; 19' Álvaro Negredo
D3415/04Rayo Vallecano 0-1 Atlético Madrid 65' Radamel Falcao
D3415/04Athletic 1-0 Mallorca 13' Fernando Llorente
D3415/04Zaragoza 1-0 Granada 6' Tomislav Dujmovic
D3415/04Real Betis 1-0 Osasuna 34' Rubén Castro
D3415/04Málaga 1-1 Real Sociedad 19' Isco ; 49' Xabi Prieto
D3415/04Villarreal 1-1 Racing Santander 46' Hernán Perez; 90+3' Lautaro Acosta
D3415/04Espanyol 4-0 Valencia 26' Cristian Gómez, 30' Joan Verdú, 58' Álvaro Vázquez, 80' Kalu Uche
D3414/04Levante 1-2 Barcelona 23' (g.p.) Barkero; 64' 72' (g.p.) Lionel Messi
D3414/04Real Madrid 3-1 Sporting Gijón 37' Gonzalo Higuaín, 74' Cristiano Ronaldo, 82' Karim Benzema; 30' (g.p.) De Las Cuevas

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