The reason behind Isco's match-winning celebration is absolutely incredible

Hazel Gray
April 21, 2017

Isco's first goal was a superb solo effort in the 17th to cancel out Duje Cop's opener.

Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm is adamant the Bundesliga giants can cope with the potential absence of some key figures in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid.

"I'm anxious about it because I don't like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in", Zidane said.

Ahead of another Champions League salvage mission, there is no room for error for Barcelona as they try to chase down Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

At the time, Isco, who was one of the big signings for Real Madrid from Malaga, and among the Spanish media, had managed to overshadow the likes of Gareth Bale and Asier Illarramendi who had also arrived the same summer.

Spain global Isco offered a sublime demonstration of his value to Real Madrid with two excellent goals in the 3-2 win at Sporting.

Isco showcased his dribbling skills in the 71st minute when he picked the ball at the centre-line and swirled through the Gijon defence, flooring the defenders on the way before Jorge Meré's defensive attempt prevented him from making an attempt on the goal.

Barca can still score goals from virtually nothing, but the image they gave on Saturday night did nothing to imply they can overturn the 3-0 against Juventus or beat Real Madrid next weekend to keep their title hopes alive. She introduced her hearing disabled parents to him before posing for a picture with them with "the sign", that was later replicated in his goal celebration.

Marcelo insisted there are not ever any easy matches for Real Madrid after the LaLiga leaders finished their recovery in the 90th minute.

Vesga then scored a looping header before Alvaro Morata levelled with his head and Isco got the 20-yard victor.

With this win, Barcelona is only three points behind first-place team, Real Madrid. "We were able to pull out a win against a very hard rival", Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. "He has shown with his performance that he is a great player".

Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals for Madrid in the come-from-behind win in the first leg, becoming the first player to reach 100 goals in European competition.

Isco has reiterated his desire to stay at Real Madrid "for many years", after being hailed by manager Zinedine Zidane.

"We know that with the team we have we can do damage to any team and fighting to the end to get three points is in our DNA at Real Madrid".

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