Real Madrid vs Espanyol Match Review and Player Ratings
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Match Review :
Zinedine Zidane’s group further extended their record-breaking winning streak as the Colombia international James Rodriguez opened the scoring, while Benzema scored the second goal completing the victory.
Genuine Madrid kept up their 100% win record this season in spite of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sitting out the 2-0 La Liga win at Espanyol.
Mentor Zinedine Zidane precluded Ronaldo and Bale of the trip to the Estadi Cornella-El Prat , while he gave a first start of the season to James Rodriguez.
The belief was paid back in first-half stoppage time as the Colombia playmaker designed space to open the scoring with an unerring 25-yard strike.
James’ goal conveyed a conclusion to a generally forgettable opening 45 minutes yet Madrid worked with a simple control after the break and, having gone close on a couple events, Karim Benzema opened his record for the season to seal the triumph.
Madrid sit three points clear of adversaries Barcelona and Las Palmas after four matches, while Espanyol – why should left lament a couple of first-half missed from Leo Baptistao – are as yet searching for their first win under Quique Sanchez Flores after two draws and the same number of thrashings.
Real Madrid vs Espanyol Player Ratings :
Player Rating – 7.5