The latest: Real Madrid struggles continue with shock defeat at Espanyol


Real Madrid Fight continues

Real Madrid ‘s fight continued after suffering a shocking 21 loss at Espanyol on Sunday.

Raúl de Tomás and former Barcelona player Aleix Vidal scored for the Catalan club.

Karim Benzema scored a goal for Madrid but failed to draw and suffered the first defeat of the season in LaLiga.

“We were not feeling well. We received early and that makes the game difficult for you,” said Madrid defender Nacho.

“They have come a long way and we have to work on our defense and that will come with the games.

” We have missed some players, but we still have a good squad and we should do better “than in our last three plays. We have to improve and react back “.

The result completes a weak week for Carlo Ancelotti‘s team after they surprisingly lost to the Sheriff in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Madrid dominated possession early on, but fell behind in the 23rd minute when De Tomás scored from close behind.

The visitors also struggled to dominate in the second half, with Espanyol doubling their lead after an hour when Vidal Nacho overcame Thibaut Courtois with nutmeg.

Benzema brought Madrid back into the game 11 minutes later with a clinical shot in the bottom corner.
With six minutes remaining, Madrid thought they could level through Eden Hazard but his goal was disqualified for offside.

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