Real Madrid Beat Espanyol Behind Isco Brace

HD Marcelo Real Madrid

HD Marcelo Real Madrid

Gareth Bale looks set to miss Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Espanyol on Sunday, sparking fears he could also miss out on two crucial World Cup qualifiers for Wales next week.

Spanish champions Real Madrid will return to action with a trip to capital rivals Getafe after the worldwide break, while Espanyol's next league match is at home to Levante. It is a strain, so nothing too significant.

"I see him in good shape, I see that he is happy and focused", said Zidane at his pre-match media conference after being asked about a Ronaldo renewal. But, as always, we don't like to take any risks when a player has even a small problem.

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The win lifts Real Madrid to fifth place in the table, with Barcelona still holding a seven-point lead over their rivals following their win over Las Palmas at an empty Camp Nou earlier in the day. The playmaker has become of the most important players at the Santiago Bernabeu over the past few months and that was on display this evening.

"We want to keep doing what we've been doing and to win well", he said.

"We can change all of [the talk about poor home form]". We don't live in the past and what has happened has happened.

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"It's true we've dropped points in the league, but tomorrow we have a chance to change things". Espanyol aren't much better off, though - Javi Lopez, Oscar Duarte, and Adrien Lopez are all sidelines, and they lack the quality of depth that Madrid have to deal with those injuries. "I am not getting into this [about contracts]".

As violent scenes marred the Catalan independence referendum in Espanyol's home city of Barcelona, Madrid fans waved Spanish flags and chanted "Viva Espana" throughout.

Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane has to make do without Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic, Theo Hernandez and Jesus Vallejo due to injury.

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Madrid, which handed Achraf Hakimi a debut at right-back with Dani Carvajal sidelined by a viral pericardium infection, started at a blistering pace and should have been ahead after just 24 seconds. However, Madrid have yet to win at the Bernabeu this season, and Espanyol have pulled off some impressive draws this season.

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