Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol – Tactical Analysis

Real Madrid beat Espanyol in a game that was wide open until the final minutes.


Espanyol took the lead with a mistake by Camavinga, who returned to playing left back. Long ball from César Montes for the run of Rubén Sánchez, Camavinga tries to anticipate and the ball goes past him.

Rubén’s pass reaches Joselu who is poorly marked by Militao and scores the first goal.


The equalizer came after poor pressing by Espanyol that left a lot of space between the lines and Real Madrid were able to get the ball to Vinícius, who once again was the solution to Madrid’s problems.

Camavinga drags one of the Espanyol defenders, Vinícius dribbles and finishes perfectly as up to 4 Espanyol players tried to block the shot.


Madrid’s second goal starts from a corner in which Kroos and Modric make a very easy 2-on-1, leaving the German with an advantage inside the box.

The ball ends up reaching Tchouaméni who crosses with the outside of his foot and at the far post 3 free players enter, including Militao to put Madrid ahead.


Madrid closed the match with a great action by Nacho who carried the ball between several Espanyol players, something he needs to do more often if he wants to play regularly as a left back, he gives the pass to Asensio who scored the third and final goal.

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