Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos,
Raúl Albiol, Marcelo; Granero, Xabi Alonso, Kaká, Guti (Lass
68'); Benzema (Higuaín 71'), Raúl (Van der Vaart 83'). 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Roncaglia, Nico Pareja (Jordi Amat 71'), Víctor Ruíz, David García; Javi Márquez, Raúl Baena; Luis García (Marqués 61'), Verdú, Coro (Iván Alonso 46'); Osvaldo. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 05. Sergio Ramos. Got above defence to head Granero corner wide of Kameni
2-0. 29. Kaká. Bounced shot back in to net after Kameni pushed out Raúl header.
3-0. 90. Higuaín. Pulled down Marcelo's long ball and rounded keeper to score.
Yellow cards: Osvaldo 37', Sergio Ramos 60', Roncaglia 69', Xabi Alonso 81', Iván Alonso 91'.
Real Madrid are keeping up the pace with leaders Barcelona, and they stay five points behind Guardiola's side after beating Espanyol 3-0 on Saturday evening. Sergio Ramos headed them in to an early lead from Granero's corner, and Kaká made it two on the half hour mark after Kameni could only push out Raúl's header. Kaká hit the post after the restart, and with a minute to go substitute Higuaín pulled down a long pass to round Kameni and wrap things up, giving Madrid their eleventh home win in a row.