Real Madrid managed to secure a 3-1 victory over Espanyol in Match Day 25 of La Liga. The match started off with Espanyol taking the lead early as Joselu scored just 8 minutes into the game (0:1). However, Real Madrid were quick to respond as Vinicius Junior equalized 22 minutes later (1:1). E. Militao then put Real Madrid in front at the 39 minute mark (2:1), and M. Asensio sealed their victory with a goal in the 90th minute (3:1). It was an impressive performance by Real Madrid, who now remain at the top of La Liga standings.
Thibaut Courtois (rating 6.6)
Fernando Pacheco (rating 6.7)
M. Asensio (L. Modric, 72)
R. Pierre-Gabriel (O. Gil, 69)
Real Madrid dominated the game in terms of ball possession, with 71% of the ball. They made 22 shots on target and 7 on goal. Their most active player in terms of shots was Rodrygo. Espanyol had 29% ball possession and made 10 shots on target, 3 of which were on goal. The best in terms of hits on goal was Leandro Cabrera. Despite having less possession, Espanyol put up a good fight against Real Madrid but were eventually unable to find an equaliser.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos had an impressive performance in their recent match against Espanyol, completing 93% of his 88 passes. His teammate, Vinícius Júnior also made a significant impact with 4 key passes. Although it was not enough to secure the victory for Real Madrid, their dominance in terms of passing accuracy was clear. Espanyol’s César Montes attempted 32 passes with an 81% accuracy rate and Sergi Darder made 3 key passes during the match.
Real Madrid had a total of four interceptions in their match against Espanyol, with Antonio Rüdiger leading the way with one interception. Éder Militão also chipped in with one interception, but it was not enough to compete with the impressive sixteen interceptions from Espanyol. Leandro Cabrera topped the list for Espanyol, registering three interceptions while Óscar Gil followed closely behind with five of his own.
Aurélien Tchouaméni and Leandro Cabrera are the top contenders in face-to-face fights for a ball in their respective teams, Real Madrid and Espanyol. Both have proven themselves to be formidable competitors, with each having won nine face-to-face fights for a ball. Their determination and skill on the field is remarkable and their teams can only benefit from their presence. With these two players at the helm of their respective teams, all eyes will be on them to see who comes out as the ultimate victor in any future competitive matches.
- Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) at 32 minute
- D. Ceballos (Real Madrid) at 86 minute
- D. Carvajal (Real Madrid) at 87 minute
- L. Cabrera (Espanyol) at 19 minute
- O. Gil (Espanyol) at 56 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Real Madrid – WDDWW
- Espanyol – LLWWL
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (15, Barcelona)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Joselu (12, Espanyol)
- Karim Benzema (11, Real Madrid)
- Borja Iglesias (10, Real Betis)
- Real Madrid will play with Barcelona. March 19 at 20:00 (UTC), on Spotify Camp Nou.
- Espanyol will play with Celta Vigo. March 18 at 17:30 (UTC), on RCDE Stadium.