Spain: Real Madrid beats Espanyol and joins Betis at the top of La Liga


Real Madrid won the visit to Espanyol, 3-1, and joined Betis as the only two teams in La Liga with a full record of victories in three matches, adding nine points.

The Brazilian Vinicius opened the scoring for the Spanish and European champions, in the 12th minute, but Joselu, in the 43rd minute, tied the game for the Catalans.

Frenchman Benzema, in the 88th minute, broke the tie in favor of the Merengues, after an assist from Rodrygo.

In added time, Benzema scored twice, in a direct free-kick, beating Uruguayan central defender Leandro Cabrera, sent to Espanyol’s goal, after the expulsion of goalkeeper Lecomte, at 90+6.

The triumph puts Real Madrid at the top of the standings, along with Chilean Manuel Pellegrini’s Betis, who beat Osasuna on Friday and are two points clear of FC Barcelona and Villarreal.

‘Barça’ thrashed Valladolid 4-0 at home today, with two goals from Polish striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Blaugrana’s most publicized summer signing opened the scoring, with his first official goal, in the 24th minute, and scored again in the 64th minute, with Pedri (43) and Sergi Roberto (90+2) also contributing to the rout.

The match marked the debut for the Catalan emblem of French defender Jules Koundé, signed from Sevilla, but the highlight of the match was for the former Bayern Munich forward, who first scored a pass from ex-Sporting Raphinha and then a backheel , after assistance from Ousmane Dembélé.

Lewandowski shares the lead on the LaLiga top scorers list with Betis’ Borja Iglesias, both with four goals in three games.

Villarreal, on the other hand, left the leadership they reached this round, drawing 0-0 against Getafe, which had the Portuguese defender Domingos Duarte as the starter, continuing without conceding a goal in La Liga.

Getafe scored today for the first time in the competition, leaving Cádiz as the red lantern, who host Athletic Bilbao on Monday.

The third round ends with Valencia’s reception against Atlético de Madrid, FC Porto’s opponent in Group B of the Champions League. The two teams have three points each and are looking to get back to winning ways, after having lost in the previous round.

day program


Friday, August 26, 2022

Girona – Celta de Vigo, 0 – 1


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Elche – Real Sociedad, 0 – 1
Rayo Vallecano – Mallorca, 0 – 2
Almeria – Seville, 2 – 1


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Getafe – Villarreal, 0 – 0
Barcelona – Valladolid, 4 – 0
Spanish – Real Madrid, 1 – 3


Monday, August 29, 2022

Cadiz – Athletic Bilbao, 19:00

Valencia – Atletico Madrid, 21:00


Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.

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