Raphaël Varane and Karim Benzema during the Real Madrid-RCD Espanyol


Real Madrid wins without stress a docile Espanyol (2-0)

Published:7/12/2019 - 15:19h

Updated:7/12/2019 - 16:58h

Real Madrid defeated RCD Espanyol in the Santiago Bernabéu in an uncomplicated match against a very docile opponent. The whites lacked intensity, but Varane and Benzema tied the victory

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The Real Madrid added a new triumph home in front of the RCD Espanyol, that hardly offered resistance against a rival launched. In the capital lived the duel that foresaw , with the venues expecting that the inertia guided them until the three points and the visitors treating of not going out goleados. Raphaël Varane and Karim Benzema resolved and Diego López was leading, and not even the expulsion of Ferland Mendy changed the panorama.

In Santiago Bernabéu confronted one of the leaders and the penultimate classified, and his differences were too evident. To the 'merengues' cost them generate in some stretches of the find fruit of his fault of intensity, but the lagoons of the 'pericos', that showed in explained occasions to the area of Thibaut Courtois, were sufficient so that in a pair of acelerones tieed up another victory.

Led by a hiperactivo Vinicius and with Rodrygo missing, the whites adueñaron of the possession and began to launch warnings. The carioca was the first in trying it but did not upset to the cancerbero, and followed him the one of Sao Paulo with a shot that did not take goal. The pupilos of Pablo Machín defended without too many problems, and Diego López stopped also without agobios shy shots like the one of Benzema.

The fright that Esteban Granary gave him to Courtois spurred to the ones of Zinedine Zidane, that tightened to go with advantage to the rest. The midfield player won him the back to Dani Carvajal and connected a head butt point-blank, that did to pull to the Belgian before the danger travelled to the contrary field. The ex of the Flamengo crashed against the archer, but the ones of house smelt blood and helped them an invited surprise.

A shot from the distance of Fede Valverde forced a kickoff of corner that resulted determinant. In first instance there was not goal, but the played followed and finished it Varane. Benzema Filtered a pass, Casemiro left him place and the central crossed the spherical with the left-handed. Afterwards Vinicius showed that the definition is not the his, and played the second yellow card with a slip that could cost him very expensive.


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If in the first-half the rhythm had been low, the intensity fell even more after the go through changing rooms, and only two chispazos of Benzema encouraged to a public that wanted to more effort of his team. They did not happen difficulties the venues but the marker was too short, what could translate in some discontent of last hour after the two opportunities forgiven by the ex of the Olympique of Lyon.

The penalties of the Espanyol saw in an action that means another step of the Madrid in LaLiga, in which it keeps his pulse with the FC Barcelona. Valverde And Karim strolled by the area without hardly opposition, and the saga visitor did not attain to avoid a pass of the death that the Frenchman hardly had to push. Mendy Left to the street by a second yellow that well could be red, but neither like this woke up the ones of Machín.

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