Espanyol were beaten 3-1 during their visit to Real Madrid

Espanyol were beaten 3-1 during their visit to Real Madrid

On the 25th date of the Spain – LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 tournament, Los Merengues beat Espanyolistas uncomplicated 3-1. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Vinicius Júnior (21′ 1T), Éder Militão (38′ 1T) and Marco Asensio (47′ 2T). While the away goal is scored by Joselu (7′ 1T).

One of the highlights of the game was Éder Militão’s goal in the 38th minute of the first half. Aurélien Tchouaméni managed to make an assist, the defender who scored a superb goal in the left corner.

Rodrygo smashed a shot into the post and missed the chance to add to the difference in the 74th minute of the second half.

The figure of the meeting was Vinicius Júnior. The Real Madrid striker has scored 1 goal, aimed 6 times against Espanyol and made 43 correct passes.

Toni Kroos also played a key role at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. The Real Madrid midfielder stood out against Espanyol with 68 correct passes and 4 goals on target.

With many fouls, it was an intense game with many interruptions on the pitch. There were several warned: Leandro Cabrera, Vinicius Júnior, Óscar Gil, Dani Ceballos and Dani Carvajal.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti staged a 4-3-3 formation on the pitch with Thibaut Courtois in goal; Dani Carvajal, Éder Militão, Nacho Fernández and Eduardo Camavinga on the defensive line; Luka Modric, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Toni Kroos in the middle; and Federico Valverde, Rodrygo and Vinicius Júnior in attack.

For their part, those led by Diego Martínez crashed with a 4-5-1 strategy with Fernando Pacheco under the three sticks; Óscar Gil, César Montes, Sergi Gómez and Leandro Cabrera in defense; Vinicius Souza, José Gragera, Rubén Sánchez, Sergi Darder and Martin Braithwaite in midfield; and Joselu ahead.

The game at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was officiated by referee Jorge Figueroa Vázquez.

For the next date, the Merengues will travel to Barcelona. The Espanyolistas, on the other hand, will host Celta.

The local is in second place with 56 points, while the visitor reaches 27 points and is in thirteenth place in the tournament.

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