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Real Madrid finally win at home thanks to Isco double

Real Madrid finally win at home thanks to Isco double

Real Madrid football club coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday preferred not to comment on the message star forward Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to send to club president Florentino Perez about his contract's renewal.

The match Real Madrid won without any problems - 1: 3. The 28-year-old has suffered 18 injuris during his time in white.

Real Madrid are running rampant in the Champions League this season, but this weekend they're playing in La Liga, which has been a much different story. Leaving Real Madrid in the shade when it comes to La Liga.

Madrid's struggles this season can be highlighted by one freakish 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. Zidane's side had previously dropped points to Valencia and Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu before suffering a shock defeat to Real Betis last time out.

It is an encounter which demands so much attention " Everybody is strong and sees this as an opportunity, not because of Real Madrid's form, but because of our own form.

Second place could be enough to earn Chris Coleman's team a place in the play-offs, which will see eight of the nine runners up in qualifying groups play for four remaining places in Russian Federation 2018.

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

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Ronaldo was instrumental again as his surging run created the space for Isco - who started the move by winning possession - to collect Asensio's pass and slide into the bottom corner past Lopez.

Sergio Garcia and Marc Navarro both came off the Espanyol bench at the interval, and the latter had a wonderful chance to level the scores in the 50th minute after being set up by Darder, but the Spaniard saw his attempt saved by Keylor Navas. That looked certain to be the opener for Real Madrid! Espanyol were inches away from finding an equaliser, with Moreno cracking a low shot off the base of the post.

Marco Asensio has been involved in more goals than any other Real Madrid player in La Liga this season (four).