Madrid: Keylor Navas; Achraf, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Nacho; Modric (Dani Ceballos 82’), Casemiro, Kroos (Lucas Vázquez 69’); Marco Asensio, Ronaldo, Isco (Borja Mayoral 90’). 4-3-3.
Espanyol: Pau López; Sergio Sánchez (Granero 69’), David López, Mario Hermoso, Aarón Martín; Sergi Darder, Javi Fuego, Marc Roca (Marc Navarro 46’), Jurado (Sergio García 46’); Leo Baptistao, Gerard Moreno. 4-4-2.
1-0. 30. Isco. Picked up Ronaldo pass and turned shot across Pau López.
2-0. 71. Isco. Controlled Marco Asensio pass and struck shot wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Nacho 36’, Sergio Sánchez 65’, Casemiro 77’, Aarón Martín 90’.
Real Madrid stay in fifth spot after a 2-0 win over Espanyol in the last match of the weekend, a first home win in the league this season for Zidane’s side. Isco scored both the goals, the first from Ronaldo’s pass on the half hour mark, and the second after Marco Asensio laid the ball back with twenty minutes to go. Gerard Moreno hit the post for the visitors before the break, but Pau López had to make several saves to prevent the scoreline from increasing further.