2/18/2017 PA Sport

Bale on target as Madrid beat Espanyol

Gareth Bale marked his return to action with a goal as Real Madrid opened up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win over Espanyol.

  • KO
    • First Half begins.
  • 28
    • Gerard Moreno Yellow Card
  • 33
    • Álvaro Morata Goal - Header
  • 41
    • Mateo Kovacic Yellow Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 45
    • On: Hernán Pérez | Off: José Antonio Reyes
  • 48
    • Isco Yellow Card
  • 53
    • Javi Fuego Yellow Card
  • 61
    • On: Casemiro | Off: Mateo Kovacic
  • 68
    • Papakouli Diop Yellow Card
  • 71
    • On: Gareth Bale | Off: Álvaro Morata
  • 80
    • Aarón Martín Yellow Card
  • 81
    • On: Marcelo | Off: Nacho
  • 82
    • On: Álvaro Vásquez | Off: José Manuel Jurado
  • 82
    • Casemiro Yellow Card
  • 83
    • Gareth Bale Goal
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
Real Madrid Logo Real Madrid MAD Espanyol ESP Espanyol Logo
Real Madrid
No. Name
Saves 1
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
3 Pepe
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
6 Nacho
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
81' 12  Marcelo
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
16 Mateo Kovacic  41'
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
61' 14  Casemiro  82'
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
22 Isco  48'
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 2
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
21 Álvaro Morata  33'
Goals 1
  • Shots 3
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
71' 11  Gareth Bale  83'
Goals 1
  • Shots 1
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 3
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 3
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 4
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
18 Mariano
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red

Game Information

  • VENUE: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • ,
  • ATTENDANCE: 72,234

Match Commentary

90' Match ends, Real Madrid 2, Espanyol 0.
90' Second Half ends, Real Madrid 2, Espanyol 0.
90'+2' Offside, Real Madrid. Isco tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Match Stats

MAD
ESP

Possession

68% 32%

Shots (on Goal)

13 (3)
3 (1)
MAD ESP
12 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
4 Offsides 1
13 Corner Kicks 2
1 Saves 1

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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 27 +43 65
2 Barcelona 28 +56 63
3 Sevilla FC 28 +18 57
4 Atletico Madrid 28 +29 55
5 Villarreal 28 +19 48
6 Real Sociedad 28 +3 48
7 Athletic Bilbao 28 +3 44
8 Eibar 28 +5 41
9 Espanyol 28 +1 40
10 Alavés 28 -4 40
11 Celta Vigo 27 -5 38
12 Las Palmas 28 -1 35
13 Real Betis 28 -13 31
14 Valencia 28 -13 30
15 Málaga 28 -12 27
16 Deportivo La Coruña 28 -12 27
17 Leganes 28 -19 26
18 Sporting Gijón 28 -26 21
19 Granada 28 -33 19
20 Osasuna 28 -39 11

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