Espanyol vs Real Madrid Live
The below article is for a previous encounter. However, we will also be showing todays game live inside the members area!. Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini will be expecting an improved performance from his side when they visit Espanyol in their second game of the new La Liga season this weekend. Catch all the live La Liga action from that game by signing up with us here on Live Sport Network.
Madrid struggled to overcome a determined Deportivo La Coruna side in their opening match of the season and though they managed to twice take the lead through Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo, Depor equalized each time with Riki and Juan Carlos Valeron hitting the target. Lassana Diarra spared Real the blushes by scoring the winner on the stroke of the hour mark with Madrid looking woefully short of form this early in the season.
While Real look threatening upfront, it is the defense that is bothering Pellegrini as he attempts to help his side overcome the disappointments of last season and once again become a major force in Europe. With Pepe and Sergio Ramos out injured, the Real defense has been stretched to its limits with Raul Albiol and Ezequiel Garay struggling to impress in their first match.
While Espanyol have started their season with a narrow defeat away to Athletic Bilbao, coach Mauricio Pochettino will be fancying his chances of getting at least a point from their tie against Real Madrid this weekend. Espanyol dominated the possession throughout the game but struggled to create any chances and were undone by a late goal by Gaizka Toquero.
Madrid had won this corresponding fixture last season by a comfortable 2-0 margin with goals from Guti and Raul. Watch Espanyol vs Real Madrid Live online on Live Sport Network, the leading source to watch live footy streams on the web.
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