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Espanyol 1 Real Madrid 0

Espanyol 1 Real Madrid 0

Real Madrid`s indifferent season continued last night when they were beaten, courtesy of a late-goal, by Espanyol.

The defeat ended a run of five straight victories for Zidane`s side whilst also giving Espanyol their first win against Real Madrid in twenty-two games with the Catalan side having lost nineteen of those games and drawn the other three.

With Cristiano Ronaldo rested, Zidane watched his side give a below-par performance against Espanyol who probably did just enough to shade the game.

The writing was perhaps on the wall for Real Madrid when Espanyol had a goal ruled out for offside in the first-half. Replays showed it was in fact a decision that could have gone either way.

With the game dead-locked at 0-0, Zidane sent Sergio Ramos forward as an extra striker late-on and watched as Real Madrid got caught by a sucker-punch when, in injury-time, Gerard Moreno controlled a cross from Sergio Garcia to smash the ball home.

The result leaves Real Madrid a staggering fourteen points behind Barcelona with that lead probably being stretched to seventeen points when Barcelona play Las Palmas on Thursday evening.

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Writer:Raul Madrid
Date:Wednesday February 28 2018
Time: 4:43PM

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