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Sensational Isco spares Real Madrid's blushes against Sporting

Football Soccer- Spanish La Liga Santander - Sporting v Real Madrid - El Molinon Stadium, Gijon, Spain - 15/04/17 Real Madrid's Francisco "Isco" Alarcon (R) celebrates with team mate Marcelo after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

MADRID (Reuters) - Isco's brilliant double helped a much-changed Real Madrid side snatch a 3-2 win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday to move six points clear of title rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Madrid twice came from behind before Isco's low drive in the 90th minute handed Los Blancos victory against their exhausted hosts, who had faced waves of attacks.

Sporting opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Mikel Vesga scooped a pass over Madrid's defence which Duje Cop slammed home, before Isco equalised three minutes later with a brilliant individual goal.

Vesga looped a header over Kiko Casilla to put the hosts back in front after halftime, but Alvaro Morata equalised with a headed goal of his own, before Isco's late winner.

(Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Toby Davis)

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