Before Luis Enrique's post-match press conference announcement became the center of media attention, his side smashed six goals past Sporting Gijon with ease and took a temporary lead at the summit of the La Liga.
Everything you need to know before Barcelona host Sporting Gijon in the La Liga
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said that the points taken from the game against Sporting Gijon was the only positive and that he would be happy to move from the disappointing performance.
We take a look at the key talking points from Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon
Twitter reacted as Real Madrid managed to hold on to their lead and see out a 2-1 victory against Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon's position looks a bit better off with regards to La Liga survival, when compared to the rest of the teams around them, as they are yet to play one game more that the rest of the teams around them. But, that one match is against FC Barcelona, where a big defeat could well be on the cards. However, a result would go a long way in hauling them out of the vicinity of the relegation zone.
Real Madrid's attacking trio of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are having a party in the La Liga and the goals just keep coming in. Their latest victims were relegation battling Sporting Gijon.
Despite leading the game by 5 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo once again made the headlines, albeit for all the wrong reasons, as he lashed out against Nacho Cases in Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Sporting de Gijon.
Real Madrid host Sporting Gijon at the Santiago Bernabeu in their first game after FIFA imposed a two-window transfer ban on them.
Real Madrid will be looking to continue their excellent start under new manager Zinedine Zidane when they welcome relegation threatened Sporting Gijon to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.