Espanyol vs Real Madrid: Karim Seals the win for his team in thrilling finale

Espanyol vs Real Madrid 2022: Real Madrid snatched all three points in the dying minutes of the game. Two late goals from Karim Benzema help Los Blancos beat 10-men Espanyol 3-1.

Two minutes before the end of regulation, Karim Benzema scored on the rebound of Rodrygo’s cross to give Espanyol the lead. He would later add another goal extremely late in stoppage time with a pinpoint accurate free kick, benefiting from Lecomte’s late dismissal and the use of a center-back in goal as a result.

Espanyol vs Real Madrid Karim helps team taste a great victory

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After receiving a deft pass from Aurelien Tchouameni close to the penalty spot, Vinicius gave Madrid the lead in the 12th minute by slipping a first-time shot past Lecomte and into the bottom-left corner.

In the subsequent goal, an equaliser, Espanyol scored in the 43rd minute. Oscar Gil’s through ball was initially stopped by Courtois, but Joselu was able to score on the retry after the ball rebounded off Eder Militao in his favour.

Just before the hour mark, Joselu was once more involved in the penalty area drama when Courtois had to scramble to stop his left-footed shot.


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