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Espanyol Get Late Winner Against Real Madrid

Espanyol Get Late Winner Against Real Madrid

by | 28th February 2018
Espanyol players celebrating late goal against Real Madrid

Gerard Moreno scored an injury-time winner as Espanyol beat Real Madrid for the first time in over a decade.

 

Real had won five games in a row but rested Cristiano Ronaldo and were made to pay for a below-par performance.

 

Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Isco all struggled, the trio squandering the chance to impress ahead of next week’s Champions League second leg with Paris Saint-Germain.

 

Espanyol probably edged the game and Moreno had a first-half goal ruled out for a marginal offside call.

 

Real defender Sergio Ramos was playing as an extra striker at the end as Moreno controlled Sergio Garcia‘s cross before smashing the ball home.

 

Real, meanwhile, will fall 17 points behind leaders Barcelona if the Catalans overcome Las Palmas on Thursday.

 

Espanyol had failed to win in their last 22 games against Real, drawing only three of those, a run going back to October 2007.