Real Madrid’s gameplay goes in vain against Espanyol as Gerard Moreno got the luckily last minute goal at(90+3’) which brings down Real to stay on the third position and got 5 defeat in their League.

Cristiano Ronaldo rested for that match as to apply the strategy used by Zidane to play for the Champions league against PSG and suffered a loss against Espanyol. The Catalan forward Moreno wasted so many chances of scoring against Marid, but his last minute volley took the deflection of the defender Rephael Varane that secured Espanyol first goal and a victory after 11 years.

Zidane interview

Zinedine Zidane thought for resting Ronaldo as to see ahead visit to Paris for the Champions league which gave him the victory at Santiago by 3-1 and therefore he selected Gareth Bale in the starting lineups. Zidane also thought of saying “we really didn’t deserve to ship that goal. We played really well in the first half but couldn’t score. The second half wasn’t good but nevertheless we didn’t deserve to concede in the final minute. Espanyol had few chances and we were deserving more of creating. That’s football and we now have to look forward and we must concentrate on Champions League.”

Gareth Bale

Bale, created so many chances and also had an attempt of scoring goal keeping his injury aside, saw a header parried by Espanyol’s previous keeper Diego Lopez, who at point gave to Marco Asensio cross, that was good as it got for the visitors.

After the break the Espanyol defender Óscar Duarte clipped the bar before Real keeper, Keylor Navas, acrobatically denied Moreno. It appeared the forward was going to endure a torrid night when his left-foot effort curled past the far post with a minute left but Moreno was not to be denied, his goal securing a deserved three points that took Espanyol up to 13th with 31 points after their first win in eight games.

Moreno says “we need to go game by game. This victory will help us calm things down bit. We should be doing this more regularly and it’ll give us the confidence that we needed. Hopefully it will push us forward to better things.”

Gerard Moreno