Real Madrid defeated its host Espanyol 3-1 in the match that brought them together on Sunday evening at the “Cornea El Prat” stadium, in the third round of La Liga.

Real Madrid scored the first goal through Brazilian star Vinicius Junior, after receiving a pass from Frenchman Chuamini, who shot it to the right of the Espanyol goalkeeper. 

Joselu managed to equalize the home side in the 43rd minute, with a shot to the right of Thibaut Courtois, the royal team’s goalkeeper. In the second half, French star Karim Benzema scored Real Madrid’s second goal in the 88th minute, after following up on Rodrygo’s cross. 

And Espanyol goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte was sent off in the eighth minute of stoppage time after blocking Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, to goalkeeper Leandro Cabrera, because the team had exhausted all the substitutions. 

Benzema scored the third goal of the royal team in the tenth minute of the time instead of wasted, with a wonderful shot from a direct free kick. Real Madrid topped the La Liga table, with a goal difference from Real Betis, with the same balance, with 10 points, while Espanyol remained with one point in 16th place. 

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