Actual Madrid stumbled once more on Sunday, shedding 2-1 at Espanyol to see its 25-game unbeaten streak within the Spanish league come to an finish.
It was the third straight match with out a win for Madrid, which was coming off a shock dwelling loss to Moldovan membership Sheriff within the Champions League and a scoreless dwelling draw towards Villarreal within the Spanish league.
Madrid hadn’t misplaced a league match since a 2-1 dwelling defeat towards Levante in January. It was unbeaten in 18 right away video games within the competitors, one wanting its all-time document.
Madrid nonetheless tops the league because of a greater purpose distinction than defending champion Atlético Madrid, which beat Barcelona 2-Zero at dwelling on Saturday. Each Madrid and Atlético have 17 factors from eight matches. Actual Sociedad can go high if the Basque Nation workforce wins at last-placed Getafe later Sunday.
It was the second consecutive win for promoted Espanyol, which moved to 12th within the standings.
Raúl de Tomás opened the scoring for the hosts from shut vary within the 17th minute and Aleix Vidal added to the lead within the 60th from inside the realm after a pleasant run previous the Madrid protection.
Karim Benzema had a purpose disallowed within the 67th for offside however discovered the online once more in a breakaway within the 71st after clearing two defenders and sending a low shot into the nook for his league-leading ninth purpose.
Eden Hazard had an 84th-minute purpose disallowed as a result of Benzema was offside.
ELCHE EDGES CELTA
Darío Benedetto scored early within the second half as Elche beat Celta Vigo 1-Zero to finish a three-match winless streak.
Celta, which had received two in a row, had an 89th-minute purpose by Iago Aspas disallowed due to a handball.
Later Sunday, fourth-placed Sevilla performs at winless Granada and Villarreal hosts Actual Betis. Sevilla and Villarreal are the one unbeaten groups left within the league this season.