La Liga: Espanyol stun league leaders Real Madrid in 2-1 home encounter

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Espanyol have beaten La Liga leaders Real Madrid 2-1 in a home matchup at the Cornellà-El Prat Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Espanyol had taken the lead early in the first half through a Raúl de Tomás goal in the 17th minute. The forward rifled the ball home from close range after receiving a simple cross from Embarba. Espanyol soon made it 2-0 through ex-Barca man Aleix Vidal’s 60th-minute finish at the near post after a quick setpiece.

Karim Benzema attempted to inspire a comeback when he scored in the 71st minute, unfortunately for the Madrid side, however, the game fizzled out largely uneventfully, handing Espanyol a famous win.

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Sunday’s loss means Real Madrid have now dropped points in two consecutive league games. Madrid had endured a laborious game vs Villareal on matchday 7. Neither team registered a goal, and Madrid were forced to share the spoils.

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Despite the loss, Los Blancos have remained atop the League table, despite the fact that they have picked just one point from their last two games. But Real Sociedad have a chance to claim the top spot this evening if they win against last-placed Getafe at the relegation-threatened team’s home stadium Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.