Post Match Thread: Espanyol 1 – 0 Real Madrid

Post Match Thread: Espanyol 1 – 0 Real Madrid

Espanyol 1 – 0 Real Madrid

Espanyol scorers: Gerard Moreno (90+3')

Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona, Spain

Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez


Starting XI Notes Subs Notes
Diego López Pau López
Aarón Martín 81' Dídac Vilá
Óscar Duarte Marc Roca
David López José Jurado
Marc Navarro Esteban Granero 70'
Pablo Piatti 79' Naldo
Víctor Sánchez 70' Léo Baptistão 79'
Carlos Sánchez
Sergi Darder
Gerard Moreno 90+3'
Sergio García

Manager: Enrique Sánchez Flores (Spain)

Real Madrid:

Starting XI Notes Subs Notes
Keylor Navas Kiko Casilla
Nacho Karim Benzema 69'
Raphaël Varane Dani Carvajal
Sergio Ramos Dani Ceballos 81'
Achraf Hakimi Theo Hernández
Mateo Kovačić 89' Borja Mayoral 89'
Marcos Llorente Óscar Rodríguez
Marco Asensio
Isco 69'
Lucas Vázquez
Gareth Bale 38' 81'

Manager: Zinédine Zidane (France)


1': We're off!

7': Bale with the running header! Diego López stands strong to deny him.

14': Another good save from López, Isco's cutback takes a dangerous deflection off the defender but López was alert to the danger

14': Varane just wide with his header! The keeper was beaten on the bounce but it wasn't on target

18': Good chance for Piatti but his volley goes into the sky

26': Big block from Navas after Carlos Sanchez steals the ball from the defense! It deflects just wide.

30': Moreno gets a long pass and puts it in the back of the net but he's called offside! Was he actually? Doesn't matter now, it won't count

35': Llorente has it on a plate but rolls it wide.

38': Gareth Bale gets a card for a late lunge on Darder

41': Bale furious, he's calling for a handball in the box on Carlos Sanchez! Sanchez definitely hit it with his arm inadvertently but no call!

42': Isco fires the free kick into the sky

43': Asensio with an amazing backheel pass to Isco but the shot takes a slowing deflection for an easy save

HT Espanyol 0 – 0 Real Madrid We would have goals in this match if not for bad calls

46': We're back!

52': Hakimi bursts through the box unmarked, fires low, Diego López again makes the save

56': Moreno hits the long pass on the volley but doesn't hit it cleanly enough to beat Navas

67': Bale fires but it's deflected out for a corner. Bale gets on the end of the corner but Diego Lopez saves. One of those games.

69': Karim Benzema Isco

70': Esteban Granero Víctor Sánchez

76': Potential penalty for Espanyol denied by a questionable offside flag. The linesmen this game, geez.

78': Another big save from Navas on Moreno's header! He plucks it right out of the air.

79': Léo Baptistão Pablo Piatti

81': Aarón Martín collides into Lucas Vazquez

81': Dani Ceballos Gareth Bale

89': Moreno got it! He's wide open! He curls it at the far corner! It's soooooo close but just not quite in!

89': Borja Mayoral Mateo Kovačić

90+1': Benzema crosses to Asensio but it's cleared out by Navarro (almost for an own goal)

90+3': GOAL!! Espanyol 1 – 0 Real Madrid What?!! Surely a last minute winner for Gerard Moreno! It took a wicked deflection off Varane's foot that Navas could do nothing about!

FT Espanyol 1 – 0 Real Madrid A shock late goal gives the underdog the victory!

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