Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Real Madrid at the top of the standings, Barcelona on goal celebration
DBasia.news – After several elite European leagues were held again, Real Madrid and Barcelona both managed to win.
Real Madrid brought home 3 points from Espanyol after winning 3-1 in the 2022-2023 LaLiga match, at Cornella-El Prat Stadium. Karim Benzema became a star by packing 2 goals.
Initially, Madrid took the lead through Vinicius Junior’s goal in the 12th minute. Then, Joselu equalized to make it 1-1 in the 43rd minute.
Real Madrid were only able to take the lead again when the game entered the 88th minute. Karim Benzema fired a volley kick which the Espanyol goalkeeper failed to stop.
Then, the French striker continued to list his name on the scoreboard after scoring a goal in the 90+10 minute. Four minutes earlier, Espanyol were down to 10 players after Benjamin Lecomte was shown a red card.
An additional 3 points make Madrid be at the top of the standings with perfect gains from 3 matches. The only team to score the same points as Madrid is Real Betis.
Turning to other matches, Barcelona continued the positive trend after defeating Valladolid with a landslide score of 4-0. With that result, Barca crawled to third place with 7 points.
4 of Barcelona’s goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski (24′, 64′), Pedri (43′) and Sergi Roberto (90+2′). Meanwhile, none of the visitors’ 8 shots turned into goals.