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Real Madrid 3-1 Espanyol

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale scored his 15th league goal of the season as Real Madrid rounded off their La Liga campaign with victory against Espanyol.

The Wales international opened the scoring after 63 minutes and substitute Alvaro Morata scored either side of Pizzi's effort for the visitors.

Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of the warm-up with an injury.

But Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who suffered a serious knee injury in November, played for an hour.

Ronaldo had been hoping to prove his fitness for next week's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid after picking up a muscle injury in the 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo, which ended Real's title hopes, last weekend.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15CarvajalSubstituted forArbeloaat 45'minutes
  • 12Marcelo
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forModricat 63'minutes
  • 23Isco
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMorataat 67'minutes
  • 22Di María
  • 11Bale

Substitutes

  • 13Fernández Collado
  • 14Alonso
  • 16Casemiro
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 19Modric
  • 21Morata

Espanyol

  • 13Casilla
  • 16López Rodríguez
  • 18Fuentes Hernández
  • 14López Silva
  • 19Colotto
  • 15Moreno
  • 8Stuani
  • 4Sánchez MataSubstituted forFernández Iglesiasat 66'minutes
  • 9García de la Fuente
  • 23González CasanovaSubstituted forCórdobaat 63'minutes
  • 20SabrosaSubstituted forAfonso Fernandesat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Parreño Boix
  • 3Rodríguez
  • 6da Silva Junior
  • 10Afonso Fernandes
  • 22Fernández Iglesias
  • 24Córdoba
  • 25Torje
Referee:
David Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
65,000

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamEspanyol
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Espanyol 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Espanyol 1.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 3, Espanyol 1. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María following a fast break.
Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Luka Modric.
Attempt blocked. Christian Stuani (Espanyol) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio García with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 2, Espanyol 1. Pizzi (Espanyol) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sergio García.
Attempt saved. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Álex.
Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).
Sergio García (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Raphael Varane.
Attempt blocked. Jhon Córdoba (Espanyol) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Christian Stuani.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 2, Espanyol 0. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María following a fast break.
Attempt saved. Álex (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pizzi.
Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Jhon Córdoba (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Asier Illarramendi.
Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Asier Illarramendi.
Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luka Modric.
Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.
Offside, Espanyol. Sergio García tries a through ball, but Jhon Córdoba is caught offside.
Offside, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jhon Córdoba (Espanyol).
Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Raphael Varane.
Attempt missed. Pizzi (Espanyol) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Sergio García (Espanyol) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Stuani.
Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Javi López (Espanyol).

Substitution

Substitution, Espanyol. Pizzi replaces Simão.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Espanyol. Álex replaces Víctor Sánchez.
Attempt missed. Simão (Espanyol) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio García.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 1, Espanyol 0. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema with a through ball following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Sami Khedira.

Substitution

Substitution, Espanyol. Jhon Córdoba replaces Abraham.
Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Marcelo.
Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Víctor Sánchez (Espanyol).
Attempt missed. Abraham (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sergio García.
Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).
Abraham (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Abraham (Espanyol) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Foul by Sami Khedira (Real Madrid).
Héctor Moreno (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcelo.
Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Isco.
Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Diego Colotto.

Second Half

Second Half begins Real Madrid 0, Espanyol 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Daniel Carvajal.

Half Time

First Half ends, Real Madrid 0, Espanyol 0.
Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christian Stuani (Espanyol).
Foul by Sami Khedira (Real Madrid).
Sergio García (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi tries a through ball, but Gareth Bale is caught offside.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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