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Twitter reacts to Espanyol stunning Real Madrid

Akshaj Sinha
ANALYST
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5.74K   //    28 Feb 2018, 03:25 IST

Real Madrid CF v Real Sociedad de Futbol - La Liga
Zidane made several changes to the lineup

Espanyol defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in La Liga tonight. Zinedine Zidane decided to rotate his squad as he rested Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro for the away trip to the Cornella. Gareth Bale started up front with Marco Asensio on the left.

The first half lacked spark with only few chances created by either side but the home team had their goal disallowed for offside.

The second half was no different with the game being played at barely any intensity. Both sides were playing relaxed football and showed no urgency. The trio of Asensio, Isco, and Vazquez wasn't working while Bale playing as a striker had minimal contribution in the game.

However, Espanyol were not going to settle for a point. They sensed an opportunity to take the lead and possessed a greater threat of scoring first as the game went into the latter stages. Gerard Moreno had a great chance of giving his side the lead but his left-footed effort went beyond the far post.

In the final minute of stoppage time, Moreno redeemed himself for his missed opportunities when he was left open in the box and made Real Madrid pay for their mistake by scoring the winner in the 93rd minute to give Espanyol the 1-0 win and give Zidane's side their fifth loss in an already disappointing domestic season.

Here's how Twitter reacted.



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