Match Report Espanyol 2 – Real Madrid 4: Benzema Lead a Great...

Match Report Espanyol 2 – Real Madrid 4: Benzema Lead a Great Team


Real Madrid continue improving getting ready for the Champions League. Solari’s team got the three points at Cornellà beating Espanyol (2-4) in a great game of the team globally. Karim Benzema was again the leader of the team, but Modric or Kroos were also at a great level. Besides, Bale came back and play some minutes, also scoring one of the goals. There are many reasons to be optimistic now.

The game couldn’t start better for Los Blancos because Karim Benzema found the net in the first chance, when Luka Modric could enter in the box very easily and shot, but Diego López saved the first chance. With the scoreboard already in their side, Real Madrid controlled totally the game and were able to open the gap with a header from Sergio Ramos. The two top scorers this season found also the net against Espanyol. The local team pressured but weren’t able to cause danger to a good Real Madrid, also defensively. However, Baptistao found a ball in the box and scored the first goal for their team.

There was enough game ahead for Espanyol to try a comeback, but Los Blancos played very seriously the whole match and Karim Benzema could score again in the 45th minute with a great combination with Vinicius Junior. The level of Solari’s team was very very high and nothing changed in the second half.

With Sergio Ramos on the bench to give him some rest, Benzema and Modric lead the team in a lovely game. The had a lot of chances to score the fourth goal, but we had to wait until Bale came back to see it, in the 68th minute. Real Madrid will need the Welshman in this crucial part of the season if they want to touch silverware. The image of the team continues to improve and they are able to face any team in Europe, and so soon we will see the clash against Ajax.

It was supposed to be easy in the last part of the game, but Varane saw a red card, so Los Blancos had to play with 10 players the last minutes of the game. In that time, Espanyol scored the second goal with a great volley from Rosales. There was no time for anything else, so Real Madrid got the three points in another good game globally.