La Liga: Real Madrid liquidates Espanyol 4-0 showing huge dominance

MADRID. Real Madrid demolishes Espanyol 4-0 with goals of


MADRID. Real Madrid demolishes Espanyol 4-0 with goals of Rodrygo (34′), Rodrygo (43′), M. Asensio (56′) and K. Benzema (81′). Real Madrid took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero with the help of Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín and Antonio Ramón Martínez Moreno. The 4th official was Francisco Sáez Vital. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.6 degrees Celsius or 70.88 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.​

Match Statistics

Real Madrid was in firm control of the ball 56% while Espanyol was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Espanyol was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 6 were on target. Nonetheless, Real Madrid was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Real Madrid shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Espanyol shot 21 times, 6 on target, 15 off target.


Real Madrid received 2 yellow cards (M. Diaz and Casemiro). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Espanyol.

After playing this match, Real Madrid will have 78 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Espanyol will stay with 39 points like Celta de Vigo to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 34'



  • 42'

    M. Diaz

  • 43'


  • 46'


  • 56'

    M. Asensio

  • 61'

    T. Kroos

    L. Modric

  • 63'

    K. Benzema

    M. Diaz

  • 63'



  • 65'

    Wu Lei

    R. de Tomas

  • 65'

    D. Vila

    T. Vilhena

  • 65'

    M. Morlanes

    O. Melendo

  • 72'

    F. Alarcón Suárez (Goal Disallowed)

  • 75'

    M. Gila

    E. Camavinga

  • 75'

    Vinicius Junior


  • 76'

    F. Merida

    Y. Herrera

  • 81'

    K. Benzema

    Vinicius Junior

  • 83'

    D. Lopez

    F. Calero

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Real Madrid will play away against Atlético Madrid on the 8th of May with a 24-6 head to head record in favor of Real Madrid (16 draws).

Espanyol will host Osasuna on the 8th of May with a 13-8 head to head stats in favor of Osasuna (3 draws).

Real Madrid: Formation and Lineups

Real Madrid started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Carlo Ancelotti chose to play with the following team: Thibaut Courtois (8.3), Lucas Vázquez (7.0), Casemiro (7.1), Jesús Vallejo (7.3), Marcelo (7.4), Luka Modrić (7.4), Eduardo Camavinga (7.9), Dani Ceballos (7.5), Marco Asensio (7.1), Mariano Díaz (5.8) and Rodrygo (8.3).


Real Madrid made 5 changes: L. Modric for T. Kroos (61′), M. Diaz for K. Benzema (63′), Casemiro for Isco (63′), E. Camavinga for M. Gila (74′) and Rodrygo for Vinicius Junior (77′).

Best player: Thibaut Courtois

The player that probably impressed the most for Real Madrid was the goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois. His rating is 8.33. He performed 6 saves.

Espanyol: Formation and Lineups

Espanyol started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Vicente Moreno Peris played with: Diego López (5.2), Aleix Vidal (6.5), Fernando Calero (6.3), Sergi Gómez (5.9), Leandro Cabrera (6.5), Óscar Melendo (6.9), Yangel Herrera (5.9), Sergi Darder (6.5), Tonny Vilhena (7.5), Javi Puado (6.2) and Raúl de Tomás (7.0).


Espanyol made 3 changes: R. de Tomas for Wu Lei (65′), T. Vilhena for M. Morlanes (65′) and Y. Herrera for F. Merida (76′).

Top player: Tonny Vilhena

Probably the most impressive player in Espanyol was Tonny Vilhena.

His rating is (7.5) with 33 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 7 crosses.

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