Espanyol vs Real Madrid LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for La Liga match – The Sun
REAL MADRID visit Barcelona and know they can open up a two-point lead over the Catalans if they beat Espanyol.
The hosts will have no particular desire to help fierce rivals Barca prevent Los Blancos from winning the title but need the points for their own reasons as they sit bottom of the table and deep in the relegation mire.
Kick-off time: 9pm
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REAL MADRID BENCH
1 Areola (GK), 26 Altube, 3 Militao, 11 Bale, 16 James, 20 Asensio, 21 Brahim, 24 Mariano, 25 Vinicius Jr, 27 Rodrygo, 39 Hernandez, 37 Miguel Gutierrez
3 Pedrosa, 4 Victor, 5 Naldo, 12 Calleri, 14 Melendo, 16 Javi Lopez, 22 Vargas, 24 Calero, 25 Oier, 26 Pop Lozano, 31 Campuzano, 33 Nico MR
REAL MADRID XI
13 Courtois, 2 Carvajal, 4 Sergio Ramos, 5 Varane, 12 Marcelo, 14 Casemiro, 8 Kroos, 15 Valverde, 22 Isco, 7 Hazard, 9 Benzema.
The home side have named their starting line-up.
13 Lopez, 34 Gomez, 20 Bernardo, 18 Cabrera, 17 Didac, 23 Embarba, 15 Lopez, 21 Roca, 10 Darder, 7 Wu Lei, 11 Raul De Tomas
BENZEMA IN FORM
Can the Frenchman conjure up some more of this magic, which he produced so brilliantly against Valencia?
Here is how things stand in the title race then.
Real, in second, can hurdle their fierce rivals into first in LaLiga.
Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s live blog of Real Madrid’s match at Espanyol.
Los Blancos have the chance to leapfrog Barcelona tonight after their dramatic 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo.
It seems as though the air is draining out of Barca’s title defence and Zinedine Zidane’s side are poised to win their first title since 2016-17.
The men in white are in red-hot form after beating Barcelona in El Clasico back in March.
Despite losing 2-1 to Real Betis in the following match, they have been near faultless since the return of football.
Wins over Eibar, Valencia, Sociedad and Mallorca have put them in with a great chance of the leapfrog.
Two draws in the last three games for Barca have given Zidane’s men this chance and now they head TO the Catalan metropolis to face Espanyol.
Nobody expects Francisco Rufete’s side to get a result tonight.
The Periquitos are rock bottom of LaLiga and are on a run of five matches that have seen one win, a draw and three defats.
Not only that, but Eibar are putting distance between themselves and the three clubs in the relegation zone, making it a challenge for any of the three clubs in the drop zone to get out of this.
Karim Benzema is the man to watch on the form book and his sensational volley against Valencia reflected a man who is truly at the top of his game.
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