After two consecutive draws, Real Madrid returns to Santiago Bernabeu after defeating Espanyol 3-1.
It was the friends who took the lead first through Joselu, who punished his former team. The forward rounded off a fine move from Espanyol by sending the ball where goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could make no move.
However, as the minutes passed, Los Blancos found the right rhythm again and equalized through Vinicius Junior. The winger confirmed the good form of this season as he scored a very nice goal in the 22nd minute as he penetrated from the wing to the center and with a tokazi shot found the end of the net.
However, the offensive of the locals did not come out with the equalizing goal, as in the 39th there was also the reversal goal. This time the one who scored was again a Brazilian. Militao took advantage of his height and after Tchouamen’s arc, he beat Espanjyol’s goalkeeper, Pacheco, with his head.
Thus, the first half ended with a score of 2-1, while in the second half, Real managed the advantage better, while in the end there was room for a goal by Asensio. In this form, Real got a very important three points for the championship.
At the moment, the capitals remain in second place with 56 points, six points less than the leading Barcelona, with the Catalans having one point less in the calendar, while we remember that El Clasico is played next week. As for Espanyol, the team from Catalonia remains in 13th place with 27 points.