Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Isco double seals much-needed home win

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Those to have signed Madrid contracts have all been presented in separate ceremonies, but Zidane will not be doing the same for his own new deal, which he says has been agreed.

The global break may be seen as well-timed for Real in that regard, giving Zidane a fortnight to reassess their start to the campaign ahead of their trip to Getafe on October 14. We can change all of [the talk about poor home form] tomorrow. He trains with Cristiano [Ronaldo] every day and he is learning from him.

"I have already been presented here as coach", he said.


"I'm not going to get involved in issues between the club and Cristiano Ronaldo, but I don't think that there's any problem between them", Zidane said.

The pair are joined on the sidelines by Theo Hernandez, Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo.

Wales play in Georgia on October 6 and host Republic of Ireland three days later, with Chris Coleman's side now second in Group D, four points behind leaders Serbia and one ahead of third-placed Ireland. Oscar Duarte remains out injured with a long-term injury, although Javi Fuego is back from sickness and can feature alongside Sergi Darder in midfield.

RCD Espanyol: Gerard Moreno has been in fairly decent goalscoring form, and has formed a promising partnership with Leo Baptistao.


Two-time Champions League-winning manager Zinedine Zidane has come into the light in recent days due to several topics relating to his Real Madrid side. The Portuguese star has not yet found the net in La Liga, and if that continues for the next 90 minutes, it will be his worst ever start for Real Madrid.

Sanchez Flores succeeded Benitez at Real Madrid's reserves and his work there garnered similar plaudits, leading to admiring glances from Getafe and later Valencia, who he guided to two consecutive Champions League qualifications.

Spanish champions Real Madrid will return to action with a trip to capital rivals Getafe after the worldwide break, while Espanyol's next league match is at home to Levante.


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