Real Madrid conceded their first loss of the season in La Liga this Sunday. The Merengue fell to Espanyol.
Real Madrid are no longer unbeaten in the Spanish league. And after their loss against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League, the Merengue team conceded a second loss in a row. The gang in Ancelotti fell against a promoted, Barcelona Espanyol.
A Real completely in the pickup
In Catalonia, the Castilians waited to be led by two goals before they started playing. Previously, they remained spectators in this part, perhaps thinking that their name was enough to obtain a positive result. However, faced with a catchy opponent and anxious to make them fall, this haughty attitude could only lead to a poor performance.
The opener came in the 17th minute when Raul de Tomas found the loophole in a close range, receiving a serve from Embarba. The latter had foiled David Alaba with an astonishing ease.
At 1-0, we thought Real touched in its pride and left to give the locals the change of their coin. But, the Madrilenians continued to get bogged down, with completely zero offensive productivity. It was also not until the 50th minute of play and an off-target header from Eder Militao to see them appear threatening.
Benzema sounded the Madrid revolt
It was an isolated reaction, as Espanyol moved forward afterwards and this is what allowed Aleix Vidal to double the time of the game on a cross shot. It was 2-0 and it could have been 3-0 if the former Lyonnais Sergi Darder had better negotiated his face to face with Thibaut Courtois in the 64th.
This missed opportunity the Spaniard thought he regretted it when Karim Benzema came to reduce the score in the 71st, concluding an individual achievement. But, the Barcelonans then managed to tighten the lock and resist the assaults of their opponents. They did everything to ensure this prestigious victory. While their neighbor is going through a deep crisis, they offer themselves the scalp of the Merengue. What to bulge the torso in the city.