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A goal from Marco Asensio at 41 minutes validated by the VAR allowed Real Madrid defeat Espanyol 1-0, in the match corresponding to the fifth day of the Spanish league, which took place at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
The target of Asensio came with a cross shot from the left side that could not stop the goal Diego Lopez. At first the referee, Mateu Lahoz, canceled the both for possible offside of the Real Madrid player, but the VAR decreed that he was not in offside. After the suspense that lasted for more than a minute, the meringues finally managed to celebrate their advantage.
As in the first, the second time had a broad domain of the homeowner, who supported a possession that was raised to 65 percent had numerous chances to increase the account.
With this victory, Real Madrid added 13 points, waiting for what Barcelona does with Girona this Sunday, is the leader of the classification. Espanyol, with seven points, is sixth in the table.