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
|Diego López||Pau López|
|Aarón Martín||81'||Dídac Vilá|
|Óscar Duarte||Marc Roca|
|David López||José Jurado|
|Marc Navarro||Esteban Granero||70'|
|Víctor Sánchez||70'||Léo Baptistão||79'|
Manager: Enrique Sánchez Flores (Spain)
|Keylor Navas||Kiko Casilla|
|Raphaël Varane||Dani Carvajal|
|Sergio Ramos||Dani Ceballos||81'|
|Achraf Hakimi||Theo Hernández|
|Mateo Kovačić||89'||Borja Mayoral||89'|
|Marcos Llorente||Óscar Rodríguez|
|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.
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.
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.
89': Moreno got it! He's wide open! He curls it at the far corner! It's soooooo close but just not quite in!
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!