Espanyol earn first league victory over Madrid in 11 years

Posted on March 01, 2018, 3:14 am
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Real Madrid stumbled again in la Liga. Espanyol vs Real 1-0 at RCDE Stadium on Tuesday. Their performance was good enough in last couple of matches and in UCL, they beat PSG at Santiago Bernabeu. But yesterday, Real Madrid faced defeat at away ground. The match was against Espanyol. It was the away match of Real.

Espanyol vs Real Host earn first league victory over Madrid in 11 years

Real Madrid repeatedly stumbled in the ongoing season of La Liga but at the end of the season, they almost given the home of their return. But they failed to continue their performance. The current champion of La Liga was defeated against Espanyol in their last game.

In last Tuesday at the home ground Espanyol won the katch by 1 – 0 goal. After 2007, it was the first victory of Espanyol against Real Madrid. The apprentices of Zidane played aimlessly in the whole match and after four consecutive victory, they once again tested the lose.

In next 6th March, 2018 at the 2nd leg of round of last sixteen in Champions League Real Madrid is going to play against PSG at Parc Des Princes. Real is the back to back champion in UCL and they will visit France due to purpose. Just before the most important match, Real tested a defeat against the lower ranked team in La Liga. It could affect their mind and so, they need to be more careful about their squad right now.

Due to the injury Luca Modric, Toni Kroos and Marcelo were out of the field. With them Cristiano Ronaldo was in rest. Besides, another attacker Karim Benzema was benched in the match and excluding them coach Zidane made the best eleven against Espanyol. Due to the absence of most important players in midfield and forward sections at the first half the performance of Real Madrid was so much depressive. Later in the second half, their performance getting more worse. As a result, they missed the match.

Espanyol 1 0 Real RCDE Stadium SportsEon

In 26th minutes of the match, the local team was about to score goal but only for a little, it was missed. Due to the fault of Raphael Varane, Gerard Moreno got the control of the ball. He took the shot from the right side which hit to the leg of Real goalkeeper Navas and went outside of the post. Later, Gareth Bale seen a yellow card where he lost his temper and fouled to the opponent player.

In the 3rd minutes of the second half, in exchange for corner Navas stopped a ball from Espanyol. In 56th minutes of the game, Navas was the savior of the Real Madrid. Due to the most depressive performance of Real, in the second half coach Zidane replaced Isco with Benzema. But he could not justify his name. In the additional minutes of the game Gerard Moreno scored one goal and secured the match.