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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos

That afforded the chance for some of Madrid's other players to grab the spotlight, and Isco took the opportunity with both hands as he scored a brace to help Real secure an important three points.

With two-thirds of the B.B.C not exactly firing on all cylinders for Real Madrid in recent weeks, there has been a growing clamor from Madridistas to play their supremely talented playmaker Isco from the start.

"We will need to have a great game and be very strong", Zidane said.

The Spaniard scored twice in Madrid's 3-2 win at El Molinon and was the man-of-the-match, with his dribbling impossible for the hosts to handle.

Madrid was on the verge of a second consecutive draw when the Spain midfielder drilled a right-footed shot from just outside the area between goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar and his post.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is expected to sign a new contract and remain in charge of Los Blancos next season after recent speculation over his future at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid open up a six-point lead at the top of La Liga following a 3-2 victory at struggling Sporting Gijon on Saturday afternoon.

"This is the difficulty of this position, to put good players on the bench from time to time".

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Only captain Sergio Ramos and Fernandez Nacho retained their places as James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Morata and Marco Asensio all coming in along with Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao for a rare start. "I'm more than satisfied with my players' ability to deal with their frustration after what happened in the Champions League".

Real Madrid's Isco signed autographs for fans in Gijon.

Sporting's joy was short-lived as Isco was allowed a touch too much room inside the area, shuffled away from Carlos Carmona, skipped past Vesga and Fernando Amorebieta, and lashed a shot into the top corner for a similarly high-quality equaliser.

Sporting went into the lead in the 14th minute of the game when Mikel Vesga scooped a pass over Madrid's defence which Duje Cop slammed home.

"I have always made it clear that I want to be here for many years", he is quoted as saying by Marca.

Isco was one of nine changes Zidane made to his starting line-up with the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Tuesday in mind.

The win ended a disgusting week which saw Barca lose 2-0 in Malaga and 3-0 away to Juventus, but even the three points couldn't disguise the feeling of decline.

It was his 50th match for Real Madrid and he seems to have capped it off with a solid display.

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