Real Madrid won another match of the season. This time, Los Blancos met Espanyol and scored two goals.
Zidane has a problem with the current squad. We can see that many players are injured, and it’s not possible to recover them for the upcoming El Clasico.
Eden Hazard got injured against PSG. Meunier played poorly, and Eden could not continue the match. At first, the medical team thought it would be an easy recovery for Belgian. Three days ago, Eden got another medical examination, and it seems that Belgian can’t play against Barcelona. At the same time, James and Bale have injuries. Colombian player has ankle problems while Bale has a knee injury. Zidane noted that Bale would be back against Valencia.
1st half of the match
Zinedine Zidane started the game against Espanyol with three attacking players. French coach decided to play with Rodrygo and Vinicius on different wings.
Vinicius was very active in the first half. Brazilian youngster dribbled through different players like it was straightforward. Real Madrid had few shots on target before scoring the goal. Meanwhile, Espanyol had a disastrous performance.
Real Madrid scored goal 37th minute. Los Blancos players got a right for a corner kick and did everything to score a goal in the first half. Karim Benzema gave an assist to Varane, and French defender scored an easy goal.
2nd half of the match
Another French defender, Mendy, got a yellow card at the start of the second half. Real Madrid continued the game at the same pace. Los Merengues attacked Espanyol from the beginning, but it was hard to score the second goal.
The second goal would give peace of mind to Zidane and fans. Los Blancos could get the desired target on 79th minute. Karim Benzema could finally score a goal and increase the lead.
Unfortunately to Los Merengues fans, Mendy got another yellow card and was sent off. Mendy can’t help the team in the next round against Valencia.