Isco Shines To Lead Real Past Espanyol

Oct 02, 2017, 00:42
Isco Shines To Lead Real Past Espanyol

Zidane is confident the Portugal global, still waiting for his first goal of a LaLiga campaign that got off to a delayed start due to a five-match suspension, will not be distracted ahead of Sunday's match with Espanyol.

"I'm not anxious about the BBC, we will see them all soon".

"We would love to play all our games here at the Bernabeu", Zidane said when asked if his side were negatively affected by the demanding atmosphere of their stadium. "It's true we dropped points in La Liga, but tomorrow we have a chance to change things". He trains with Cristiano [Ronaldo] every day and he is learning from him.

The injury will also concern Wales, who have two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland after Madrid face Espanyol.

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"I am very happy that he has renewed", said Zidane.

RCD Espanyol: Quique Sanchez Flores has confirmed that first-teamers Pablo Piatti and Victor Sanchez are out with muscular injuries, while Hernan Perez was not amongst the 18 man squad that travelled.

Bale, who signed with Real Madrid in 2013 has missed 9,346 minutes since he arrived at the club.

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor Navas (GK); Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Dani Ceballos; Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marco Asensio. Leaving Real Madrid in the shade when it comes to La Liga.

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It took until the 22nd minute for Real Madrid to have another attempt of real note, and Luka Modric's effort drifted wide of the away side's post as the score remained 0-0 at the mid-point of the first period.

The Madrid boss felt the Spain attacking midfielder was wise to praise Ronaldo as an example to follow as he continues to develop. That confidence shone through in midweek, with Real Madrid beating Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion for the first time in their history.

Madrid's struggles this season can be highlighted by one freaky statistic: They are winless at home in the Bernabeu in La Liga so far this season, with two draws and one loss in league action.

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