Real Madrid entertained Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium earlier today as they hoped to secure a positive result in front of their home fans. Los Blancos made a good start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 33rd minute courtesy of Rodrygo’s goal. The Brazilian doubled his team’s advantage just ten minutes later with a good finish as the Madrid giants went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Marco Asensio killed the game off and made it 3-0 to Real Madrid in the 55th minute before Karim Benzema put the icing on the cake when he scored with a routine finish in the 81st minute. The contest ended with Los Blancos earning a dominant 4-0 win in the English capital.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player performed during the clash against Espanyol.
GK: Thibaut Courtois – 8/10
The Belgian goalie made a lot of good saves and managed to restrict the opposition from scoring during the 90 minutes.
RB: Lucas Vazquez – 7/10
The Spaniard cleared his lines when needed and had one bright moment in the opponent’s half.
CB: Casemiro – 7/10
He was solid at the back and made one key chance going forward. Casemiro got substituted at the hour mark.
CB: Jesus Vallejo – 7.5/10
Vallejo did what was required of him defensively inside his half. He was also quite accurate with his passing.
LB: Marcelo – 8/10
The Brazilian kept things tidy at the back and was a real threat in the final third. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Luka Modric – 7/10
Modric made two meaningful opportunities in the Espanyol half but got replaced in the 59th minute.
CM: Eduardo Camavinga – 8.5/10
Camavinga gave a good account of himself at both ends of the field and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Dani Ceballos – 8/10
The Spanish sensation got stuck in with some solid challenges and completed a few exciting dribbles with the ball.
RW: Marco Asensio – 8/10
Asensio had a few bright moments in the final third and got his name on the scoresheet early in the second half.
ST: Mariano Diaz – 6.5/10
He was unfortunate to hit the post and got substituted in the 59th minute.
LW: Rodrygo – 9/10
The Brazilian talent was deadly in front of the Espanyol goal after scoring two fine goals in the first half. He deserves to be named the man of the match.
CM: Toni Kroos – 6.5/10
He added more calmness to Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield.
ST: Karim Benzema – 7/10
The French striker came on and scored a good goal in the 81st minute.
CM: Isco – 6/10
He made one good chance in the final third.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 7/10
Vinicius came off the bench and bagged an assist.
CB: Mario Gila – 6.5/10
He injected some bite and steel into Madrid’s defence.