Wanted man Isco seeks long-term Real Madrid stay

Isco has said that he wants to stay, but he also wants to play on a regular basis; given his recent form Madrid should give him the assurances he needs and get him to put pen to paper as soon as possible.

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.

The Frenchman seems to be developing his own bold brand of managerial style at Bernabeu and it looks like Real Madrid are set to reap the benefits.

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Morata scored nine minutes later, heading home Danilo's cross, and Madrid pressed for a victor with Isco robbed of the ball when poised to shoot after another bewitching dribble and substitute Marcelo drilling wide.

They beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.

Real's Sociedad's midfielder, Xabi Prieto, scored the second goal in favor of his team two minutes after Alcacer's goal.

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"It is hard, there isn't time to rest, but we are working very well and we're good physically. We need everyone and everyone responds".

Spain worldwide Isco has featured for just 77 minutes in Madrid's nine Champions League games so far in 2016-17, despite being fit for nearly all of the campaign, and remained on the bench when Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic entered from the bench during last week's 2-1 quarterfinal first leg win at Bayern Munich.

"Of the three (injured), Lewandowski has the better chance of being fit to play", said Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti. "We're playing match-to-game".

Atletico are next up and aim to cement their place in third at home facing bottom of the table Osasuna, who nevertheless travel to the capital following consecutive wins, which will probably do little to help their campaign to avoid the drop.

That turned out to be Sporting's only shot on target in the opening 45 minutes, per WhoScored.com, and Isco made up for earlier misses just three minutes after Cop's incision to pull Real level thanks to some silky footwork inside the area.

After the match Isco once again told the press that he's happy in Madrid and he wants to stay at the club.

The win ended a awful 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.

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