Before the break because of coronavirus, Barcelona had been two points before arch-rivals Real Madrid. But following the resumption of soccer, Real has flipped the entire picture with only five games to go. Obviously, Barcelona is accountable for this. Actual reduced the points difference to zero together with the chance of this initial draw. And after the next attraction of Barcelona, Zinedine Zidane’s followers moved ahead by two things.
Only six matches left. 38 out of 32 matches have been played. The use of the word “perpetual rival” seems to be gaining ground this season. Real Madrid-Barcelona is going to surpass each other especially when Corona enters the field in the next football. The Madrid team topped the La Liga points table again on Sunday night.
Real beat Espanyol 1-0 in the match held on Sunday night. Casemiro became the hero of the victory after returning to the team after overcoming the ban of one match.
Espanyol vs Real Madrid Preview
Espanyol was disappointing Real almost the whole time in the first half. Real resistance broke at the added time. Sergio Ramos headed just outside Marcelo’s cross box from the left edge. From there, Benzema got the ball inside the box. The Espanyol defender also kept him under strict guard. However, it did not help. Benzema found Casemiro in front of the goal with a brilliant backheel from the corner of the six-yard box. After that, the Brazilian midfielder completed the rest of the work in one go.
Casimiro’s goal made the difference in the match. After the break due to coronavirus, Real is well on its way to regaining the title by winning 5 matches in a row. However, Zidane’s side came under pressure several times in a one-goal win over Espanyol.
Espanyol’s Chinese striker Wu Li had two great chances in both halves. Thibaut Courtois, however, was alert the whole time. Even with one goal ahead, the Real Madrid defenders did not allow Espanyol to be terrible by jumping on their experience in the second half.
Zidane continued the old practice of squad rotation in this match as well. Venus Jr., who scored in the previous match, came down in the second half. Earlier, Isco was in the attacking third with Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema.