Real Madrid have started their La Liga 2015-16 campaign on a disappointing note with 0-0 draw at El Molinon stadium. Blancos were slightly the better side in the match, but were not able to capitalize on the chances they created. Sporting Gijon had their own chances as well, but were dominated throughout the game. Here we take a look at the five hottest talking points from the match between Real Madrid and Sporting Gijon:-
1) James and Carvajal omitted from the starting line-up
To the surprise of many fans, new Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez opted for Danilo and Jese Rodriguez in place of Dani Carvajal and James Rodriguez respectively. Carvajal has been the first choice right-back since coming into the side in 2013. Though, Danilo has been bought for a hefty fee, Carvajal was fully expected to start ahead of the Brazilian. But the omission of James was more shocking for the Madrid fans, as the Colombian was the standout performer for Blancos last season.